The Art of Sushi with Chef JR OAO

Join us on a culinary journey with Chef JR OAO as we explore the art of sushi at his restaurant on Maui. Learn how to create his signature firecracker roll featuring lobsters, poke, and more delicious ingredients. 








Chef / Owner of OAO Sushi

Oao is a family-owned and operated food establishment serving locally sourced and fresh Sushi & Japanese cuisine in Maui, Hawaii. Our owner, widely known as Chef JR Oao, is a Master Sushi Chef wielding over 15 years of experience in sushi making & Japanese cuisine. Thus does he pride himself on being a master of sushi creation, innovation, and dish presentation.

Q1 - What’s one tool in the kitchen you wish you had?
A Wok

Q2 - What’s your biggest meal disaster?
Served an entire sushi roll without cutting it

Q3 - What’s one thing you would like to learn how to make? 
Dumplings - Chinese Cuisine

Q4 - If there was one dish you would teach your kid to make, what would it be?

Q5 - What does it mean to you as a dad to cook for your family?
Cooking for my family as a dad holds immense significance to me. It's a way for me to connect and bond with my loved ones on a deeper level. Through the act of preparing meals, I not only nourish their bodies but also their hearts and souls. Sharing a meal that I have cooked with my family creates a sense of togetherness and reinforces the strong bond we share.

Moreover, being able to cook for my family allows me to be a role model for my children. It teaches them valuable life skills and instills in them the importance of taking care of others. I hope that by showing my dedication to preparing meals for my family, I am setting an example for my children to one day emulate.

In essence, cooking for my family as a dad is not just about providing sustenance; it's about fostering connections, creating memories, and being a positive influence in the lives of my children.