Gohan embraces the spirit and tradition of Japanese cooking with a mid-western twist. Based out of Minneapolis, we reflect the rhythms of the Minnesota seasons by using ingredients we can gather locally. We respect all forms of life and are mindful about the transfer of life force along each process of food-sharing – from the ingredients used, to preparation, to consumption. We support, celebrate, and nurture an authentic presence to food. Gohan is bringing back traditional sushi-making practices by making Japanese food through Minnesotan eyes and creating a connection with people to the food they eat.
KOU Bringing over fifteen years experi- ence to the table, Kou has worked as a sushi chef / head chef at many various restaurants around the Twin Cities. He’s catered events large and small, and truly loves all aspects of sushi-making. His sushi style is intentional, minimalistic, and thoughtful in nature. When he’s not making sushi, chances are you can find him tending his vegetables on the Gohan farm, immersed in a cookbook, or spending time with his two little ones, Ace and Kit.
CHRISTI After graduating from college with international management and Japanese degrees, Christi moved to Japan to continue her studying and work. After working corporate jobs in merchandising and product design and development, her heart led her to the service industry. For her, creating Gohan became the culmination of her interests, and a lovely way to spend her time. When she’s not helping you organize your party or downtown on the mobile trailer, she’s almost definitely working on the Gohan farm growing vegetables with her two little ones, Ace and Kit, or designing the next new Gohan project.
Come to the table for a creative experience making your own sushi with your own hands in your own home. Learn sushi’s rich history and the art of the process of making sushi from start to finish. We will guide you through everything you need to know, from tips for purchasing sustainable / local ingredients, to creating unique flavor combinations. Come explore the deeply rooted Japanese tradition of mindful sushi-making. Come share a meal with us.
Menu options available as 手巻寿司 temaki (hand-rolled sushi) or ちらし寿司 chirashi sushi (sushi rice bowl). Browse our menu below or click here for more details about our catering options.
garlic, ginger, negi, spicy sesame, chili threads
BLACKENED SALMON 10/15
scallions, garlic, ginger, ponzu
7 SPICED YELLOWTAIL 10/15
scallions, cilantro, garlic, ginger, house-pickled daikon, jalapeño, citrus soy
ICCHA KARIBAN 2
iced green tea – floral / full / sweet
SEARED ALBACORE 10/16
pickled onions, jalapeño, marinated shiitake mushrooms
seasonal vegetables, sesame sauce
SUSHI COMBO 18
one omakase hosomaki, four assorted omakase nigiri
iced green tea – toasty / hearty / full-bodied
Mobile Sushi Bar
Fine dining meets the streets with our mobile sushi bar. Functioning as a sit-down restaurant and full-size sushi bar, our mobile sushi bar includes twelve seats with up-close views of our sushi chefs creating selections from our menu or omakase dishes right before your eyes. Available for catering rental, or find us in downtown Minneapolis for lunch. Please fill out our inquiry form below for more information.
OTHER CATERING OPTIONS Please contact us for information on our Pop-Up Sushi Bar, Hand Roll Box, Poke Bar, and Nigiri Bar options.