PinKU Japanese Street Food – Authentic Food that Brings People Together

PinKU Japanese Street Food – Authentic Food that Brings People Together


(gentle music) – Food is a community. If you travel to Asia, in many countries, food bring people together. And that’s my dream for PinKU, is to bring people together. We want to introduce
people to Japanese cuisine. High quality food should not be a barrier, it should be a right for
everyone to give it a try. Today if you go out to eat Japanese, you have two options. You have the really fancy sit down places, the other option will be those all you can eat Sushi buffet places. And there’s not that option in the middle. And that’s how PinKU was born. That desire to make authentic Japanese food more approachable, more accessible for the average person. We called our restaurant Japanese
Street Food for a reason. We don’t want people to
think that Japanese food is just sushi. That’s what’s different about our menu. We do the Okonomiyaki, the
Japanese savory pancake. We do a Mazemen, which
is a no broth ramen. We have a beef dish, we use tofu. There’s so many things. We really are trying to do a lot of items that you will not find in
a typical sushi restaurant. We are really trying to
preserve the intimacy of dining The authenticity is like
eating in your home kitchen. And I’m making food for
you in front of you. Authenticity is having that connection between you and the cook
where there’s no barrier. And that’s how we
designed this restaurant. When people walk in, we always always spend a few minutes explaining to people the menu. “What is good?” “Hey what do you like?” “Here are the most popular items.” It’s always a conversation. We never just let people
come in and just order. That’s authenticity. Authenticity is also
a level of discipline. There’s only one way to make our food. It’s the right way. There’s only one way to cut our fish. There’s only one way to
cut our green onions. And every ingredient matters. You have to do the right way every time and with no shortcut. Which is difficult for
many restaurants to do. And that’s I think what’s
different about us. Every day we have people come
in from all areas of life. And that means a lot to us. And we feel like we now have a presence in Northeast Minneapolis. That we’re a neighborhood spot that people feel comfortable, come in to eat, to have a conversation, to have a meeting, to have a good time. My name is X and this is
PinKU Japanese Street Food. (gentle music)

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