Joji Sumi at Nopalito

Bio

Chef Joji is the executive chef and creator of "Through the Kitchen Window" pop-up series, in addition to cooking for the Nopalito group. Born in Japan and raised in Michigan, he started cooking at the age of 16 when he took a position in a small Michigan restaurant. There, he spent six years working closely with local farmers and gained a deep appreciation for ingredients and their sources. Over the course of the next decade, he's worked in kitchens in Connecticut, Florida, and Chicago.

My Restaurants

  • Nopalito
    306 Broderick St
    San Francisco, CA

From My Menu

Chef Melissa King reviews Totopos con chile at Nopalito
$$ | Mexican
NOPA, Lower Haight
3 Reviews
"Their homemade chips manage to stay very crispy even after being tossed in árbol chili sauce, onions, cilantro and cotija cheese—and then served with crema. I want these right now! And don't forget the margarita."
Chef Jessica Boncutter reviews Caldo Tlalpeño at Nopalito
$$ | Mexican
NOPA, Lower Haight
1 Review
"At this lovely Mexican restaurant owned by the Nopa folks, I get this soup made with chicken broth and full of zucchini, cauliflower, avocado, garbanzo beans, and more, all infused with chipotle chilies."
Chef Anthony Strong reviews Quesadilla roja con chicharrón at Nopalito
$$ | Mexican
NOPA, Lower Haight
1 Review
"I don't think I've ever eaten at Nopalito where I didn't order at least one of these. It's especially great for lunch if you're a bit hungover."