2383 Lomita Blvd #102 Lomita, CA 90717  424-263-5777

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Owner Chef Takeshi Takasuka
Born in Ehime, Japan.In his University days he moved out to Tokyo and took his very first step into the world of the restaurant industry.
Takeshi started his career at sushi restaurant in Tokyo.
He was young and inexperienced but his talent and passion for food lead him into managing a launch of an Izakaya in Tokyo.
Then shortly after, he was scouted to be one of the chefs for a 600+ passenger cruise ship that offered both Asian and Western style food.
After completing a one and half year mission on a cruise ship, he moved to Ishigaki Island in Okinawa where he was the key chef for Hotel Nikko, one of the major hotels in Ishigaki Island. He specialized in course menus for large parties such as weddings.
After his marriage, he took on a position at a restaurant development company in Ehime where he grew up. This company was known for their overseas business developments where he helped develop 9 restaurants in 5 years. After his wide range of experiences, such as
cruise ships, hotels, and new restaurant developments in Japan, he decides that his next mission is to take his experience to the next
level and come out to the U.S. His first mission in the U.S. was to open a Steak Restaurant in Little Tokyo, Los Angeles. Shortly after, he was asked to open a Motsu Hot Pot Restaurant where he has a lot of following for who what he does and who he is. Tons of regulars returning on a weekly basis.
2016, the time has come. He’ s taken up on an opportunity to start up his own restaurant, HIKARI. New mission has begun for Takeshi Takasuka

オーナーシェフ 高須賀 丈
愛媛県出身。大学を機に上京、飲食への道へと進む。
鮨店での接客に始まり、未経験ながらも間もなくして都内の居酒屋店の立ち上げを手伝う。その後、600人を超える旅客船内のキッチンとして和洋中の多ジャンル料理を振舞う。1年半の船上生活を終え、石垣島に移り「ホテル日航」のキッチンとして、パーティーなどの結婚式クラスの団体客を受け持つ。
結婚後、地元の愛媛に戻り、海外にも店舗展開を広げる飲食会社に就職。5年間で9店舗の立ち上げに携わる。日本で客船、ホテル、立ち上げといった多岐に渡る経験を積んだ後、「次の目標は海外や」とアメリカ移住を決断。リトルトーキョー内のステーキ店でアメリカにて初めてのレストラン業を経験。その能力を買われ、続いてもつ鍋店をオープン。常連が耐えず、在住日本人が足しげく通う店舗を完成させた。「かしこまらずに、気軽に立ち寄れる居酒屋を」をモットーに、更なる飛躍を胸に、この度「光-HIKARI-」をオープン。和洋中全てを知るフードクリエイターの顔を持つ反面、あらゆる店舗の立ち上げに携わり、経営からマネンジメントまで行う男の、アメリカでの挑戦が再び始まる。

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