About Us

Our 2 sushi chefs combined, have over 45 years of experience crafting sushi.

Lane – Kai Ola’s Head Chef.

With history in North County San Diego, launching several successful restaurants, and also as a private chef for A-list celebrities – Kai Ola’s Head Chef started in Oceanside launching Kaisen, a North County San Diego local’s favorite. With business booming, Kaisen opened a 2nd location – also in Oceanside.

His expertise in sushi creation, gave Lane the opportunity to launch another sushi restaurant internationally, in Russia!

Fast forward to today –  Lane is introducing his Hawaiian influenced Japanese style of sushi to Leucadia, Encinitas.

Dave – Kai Ola’s Sous-Chef.

Dave grew up surrounded by the sushi industry, as both his parents were chefs. His training is unique, after spending several years crafting sushi under world renown Iron Chef – Morimoto.

Dave has made a name for himself in the sushi world. Crafting his sushi frequently with Lane, to continue learning, while bringing his own unique style of sushi to Leucadia, Encinitas.

Kai Ola, an original west coast izakaya.

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