NORIGAMI first started as a bi-monthly pop-up at their sister comapany, Hidden Omakase. At our permanent location, Executive Chef Jimmy Kieu mixes fresh ingredients with signature flavors from the dry aged fish. NORIGAMI was designed to replicate the urban Tokyo ambiance, while seating 24 guest. Also, combining it with a cocktail bar hidden among the wooden wall.
Meet the Chef
Chef Jimmy Kieu has made a name for himself in the Houston area with his emphasis on the Japanese cuisine of Sushi. Starting at a Houston staple, The Fish, Chef Jimmy has been working in the food industry for over 20 years now. What initially started as a server position, by chance, escalated to an opportunity to become a chef. Learning under the owners of The Fish taught Chef Jimmy everything he knew and helped him land the position of head chef at the restaurant. This ultimately lead him to branch out and after six years at The Fish, he left to pursue other opportunities which included being the head chef at RA Sushi in Highland Village, KA Sushi and The Blind Goat, to name a few. Now Chef Jimmy will be bringing his two decades’ worth of experience to NORIGAMI. Ever learning, Chef Jimmy is excited to blend his technique with this new and intimate style of dining making its way across Houston.