About Michael Shortino

Shortino is excited that he’s been able to introduce even more Japanese-inspired concepts to Charlotte at his very own restaurant Futo Buta, which opened in May 2015. Here he utilizes the finest and freshest bounty sourced from Charlotte’s countryside to create stunning dishes from scratch like authentic ramen, gyoza (fried dumplings), Japanese fried chicken (tori kara-v age), amami (soft serve in innovative flavor combinations) and more.

Behind the Scenes

"I like my bread, how I like my women... stuffed full of gluten"
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"It's Aways Sunny in Futobuta!!"
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"Good morning! Rise and shine !!"
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At My Venues