Umami Tokyo Curry is Tempe’s new spot for Japanese avenue foodstuff, curry

Right after staying laid off from his occupation as a chef at the Chicago Japanese cafe Kamehachi all through the pandemic, Nobu Kobayashi established his sights on a new task in Arizona.

Kobayashi has used most of his 30-moreover-year profession as a freelance chef, traveling the globe and cooking Japanese foodstuff using vintage approaches he uncovered in his indigenous Tokyo. He was supposed to shift to Arizona to commence a new Japanese restaurant in Prescott, but it did not perform out.

When that fell through, he improved gears and opened his individual shop: Umami Tokyo Curry in Tempe.