Our History

KURYU NEW YORK Catering Service was originally founded by Teruo Yoshioka, who was born and raised in Nagoya, Japan. The chief chef of KURYU NEW YORK, Teru started his career as a chef in 1989 and moved to Boston in 1997. After working at several award-winning restaurants in Boston as a head chef, he moved to New York City in 2004 to pursue his career further.

In 2013, he launched KURYU NEW YORK Catering Service targeting local gourmets and soon attracted food connoisseurs in and around New York City. His enthusiastic fans quickly spread the great word about his unparalleled dining experience and it led to increased demand for the service. During the same time period, Teru also served as a sou-schef at the world-renowned NOBU Downtown where he worked for 16 years since 2004 to 2020.

In early 2020, Teru left one of the most exclusive restaurants in the city, NOBU Downtown, to start his own business anew. Through the chaos of the COVID-19 pandemic, in December 2020 he has launched the long-awaited KURYU NEW YORK Kitchen Lab, the unique Japanese takeout delicatessen in Park Slope, Brooklyn, in response to growing demands from foodists who were unable to dine out due to the situation.

In addition to the existing private catering service, at KURYU NEW YORK Kitchen Lab, they provided a wide variety of delicious, healthy and well-balanced takeout food items, ranging from special Bento Box selections, hot snack, unique Sushi Rolls, seasonal Japanese sweets, to one of a kind signature Brooklyn Rice Burgers.

In early 2022 the business faced with severe downturn due to a labor shortage and was forced to close the kitchen lab in Park Slope Brooklyn in April. However, with strong support from patrons and fans, KURYU New York decided to officially reopen its doors to customers for exclusive private dining starting from November 1st 2022, followed by SUSHI by KURYU opened in December 2022 at new location inside of the Roslyn Seafood Gourmet in Roslyn Heights, LI.  With over 30 years of work experience, the chief chef of KURYU NEW YORK, Teru Yoshioka provides the exquisite dining experience that has been attracting gourmets from far and wide.