We would like to create many ‘Kiseki’ which translates to ‘Miracles’ through bringing the joy of Japanese food to Rwanda, itself dubbed ‘The Miracle of Africa’
KISEKI 1: We prepare the tastiest yet healthy food
KISEKI 2: We provide ‘omotenashi’ – attentive yet caring service to our guests
KISEKI 3: We create an atmosphere which makes customers want to keep coming back
KISEKI 4: We pursue to create traditional yet innovative dishes
KISEKI 5: Our restaurant stands for the happiness and joy of our customers,our community and our staff
Owner & CEO: Kohei
Entrepreneur and Rare Metal Trader. Awarded ‘Master Sommelier of Sake from SSI International, Currently Executive MBA Candidate at the University of Oxford
Recording Artist: NDMAKUKONDA (EPIC Records Japan)
Published Author: What is it that I can do? The answer is on the ground (Toho Publishing)
You may know Kohei from my HIV/AIDS prevention Song “Ndimakukonda (I Love You) which topped No.1 in the charts in Malawi in Aug 2005. Newsweek named him one of the “100 Most Respected Japanese People in the world” in Oct 2006. Was recently featured in a WEDGE magazine interview in May 2014 as one of 25 mentors who were asked for their wisdom on the ‘Direction of Japan’
Restaurant general manager : Mio
A Passionate woman who loves hospitality.
An accomplished Adventure Cyclist & specialist in cycle-tourism. Her love of cycling took her on a 5000km solo cycling trip from Kenya to South Africa and then on to several trips all over the world. Worked for several restaurants in Japan over 10 years. Mom of 3 kids.
Appointed Honorary Tourism Ambassador for Ikeda City and Kochi Prefecture in Japan as well as Eritrea in Northern Africa
Published Author: Mango to Marubozu (Gentosha pulications), Manten Bike (Kirakusha publications), Manten Bike (Taiwanese Translation), Bicycle Girl (PHP Publications)