Kyle Itani

Chef
Kyle Itani

San Francisco

About Kyle Itani

Kyle Itani is the chef/co-owner of Hopscotch and Itani Ramen. He credits his Japanese-American heritage for instilling in him a passion for fresh ingredients and diverse cooking techniques at an early age. He has honed his culinary skills on both the West and East coasts including Yoshi's in San Francisco and Oakland and New York City's Meatball Shop as well as a stage tour in Japan.

My Venues

Accolades

  • Three Stars
    San Francisco Chronicle
  • Rising Star Chef
    San Francisco Chronicle
  • The 39 Best New Restaurants
    San Francisco magazine
  • Top 100 Restaurants
    San Francisco Chronicle
  • Best of the Bay: Brunch Without Borders
    San Francisco magazine
  • Winner
    Esquire Network’s Knife Fight Episode 217

Where I Go Out

Behind the Scenes

Recipe Testing: Pad Thai
"Recipe Testing: Pad Thai Mazemen"
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This week’s special
"This week’s special @thistlemeats . Roasted garlic and sage duck sausage, duck liver foie"
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The whole pig @travisday3423
"The whole pig @travisday3423 and I did last night. Coppa di Testa, braised shoulders, roasted porchetta, smoked riblets, trotters, chicharonnes."
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