Eater is now airing a full web series with Chef David Bouhadana titled "Shokunin".
You can view all the episodes as they are released below!
Chef David Bouhadana is Florida-raised, of French-Moroccan descent, and passionate about preparing the best sushi in New York City. Having trained with top Sushi Masters in both the U.S. and Japan, David has a decade of experience that he brings to his approach to preparing Sushi, in addition to his undeniable passion for it.
First job out of highschool - working at Yokohama Sushi in my hometown of Boca Raton, FL.
Promoted to head sushi chef of Yokohama Sushi after only being there for one year. Not a bad start.
Currently was learning within a three year unpaid apprenticeship in Japan. Learned the language as well as the culture.
Resign from Morimoto and designs and opens Sushi IO in downtown NYC. Designed the entire menu.
Open Sushi Dojo in NYC, designed entirely from the ground up with immaculate attention to detail.
Rated by Zagats as one of the best chefs under 30 in the country. Just one of many pieces written by major publications.
It takes guts to open a serious sushi restaurant in a bad economy, all the more so if you're not Japanese and are only twenty-three years old. But David Bouhadana, who grew up in Florida, of French and Moroccan parentage, clearly has plenty of ambition.
This young Florida native is not your average sushi chef — how often do you see someone rocking out to old-school disco while they prepare your omakase? Bouhadana's energetic personality has turned his East Village restaurant into a hit, but it's his technical skill that makes Dojo stand out in a city awash in the finest raw fish. His training took him to the Kansai region of Japan (where he worked for three years), California and into the kitchens of NYC Japanese restaurants including Morimoto and the speakeasy-style (and now shuttered) Sushi Uo. His future plans take him beyond
One of the top 3 Sushi places in NYC. Morimoto alum David Bouhadana put Sushi Dojo on the map by offering top level sushi at a significantly more affordable price point than many of the city’s most acclaimed sushi dens. Bouhadana’s 15-piece omakase dinner costs $85. While the other sushi chefs at Dojo are well trained, the best seats in the house are the six in front of Bouhadana himself.