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"Chef Katsumura is dedicated to his art form, consistently creating diverse contemporary cuisine that delights the palates of local Chicagoans and visitors alike, adding significant contributions to Chicago's world-renowned food culture."
Rahm Emanuel, Mayor, City of Chicago
Yoshi Katsumura "is a great source of pride and delight for the citizens of Ibaraki Prefecture."
Masaru Hashimoto, Governor, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan
"You would never guess that a 15-minute walk from Wrigley Field, where hot dogs and beer reign supreme, would take you to a place bringing together the foods of Tokyo, Paris, Lyon, and Chicago. But that is what Yoshi built at the quiet, unassuming place known simply as Yoshi's Café.
U.S. Senator Dick Durbin
"Even without the 'marvelous,' now deceased chef Yoshi Katsumura at the helm, this Lakeview 'neighborhood staple' still 'rocks' with an always-changing menu' full of 'exciting,' 'unique twists.' "
In 2010 Yoshi's Café was named one of "the 40 best Chicago restaurants of all time," declaring: "This treasure has delighted for three decades simply because Yoshi Katsumura's gentle fusion continues to sparkle."
"After changing cultures himself, Yoshi is a keen observer of how American culture is changing."
The "Great Chefs" TV series
One of "America's Top Tables."
Zagat says Yoshi's Cafe is "Best Restaurant in Lakeview"
Yoshi's Cafe on "Check, Please!"