Blaise and DJ Aki Chefs The Sushi Room www.sushiroomaz.com 480-821-9000
A restaurant called The Sushi Room in Chandler probably isn't where you'd expect to find some of the city's most authentic Hawaiian cuisine. But thanks to the restaurant's chef, Blaise Aki, this Japanese joint is turning out impressive versions of island-style eats in addition to sushi, Japanese specialties, and more. Aki's right-hand man is none other than his own 18-year-old son, DJ, and this week we sat down with the two to talk about how they ended up so far from the islands and the three things you have to eat when you go there. And don't forget to come back tomorrow to read part two.