About Us

Matt – Kai Ola’s Head Chef.

Matt grew up surrounded by the restaurant industry, as his parents brought him up in their own Japanese fusion style eatery. His 18 years of training includes Yummy Sushi in Coronado and he was the Executive Chef at the Edamame sushi restaurant prior to leading the Kai Ola team.

Matt is a family man, and a San Diego local. Make sure to visit him as he will be crafting his sushi frequently with the rest of the Kai Ola team – bringing his own unique style of sushi to Leucadia, Encinitas.

Kai Ola, an original west coast izakaya.

What is an izakaya?

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