Born and raised in Busan, South Korea,
Chef Jay(Ho-joon) Lim has enjoyed a love affair with various types of seafood from a very early age. Jay began his professional culinary career once he moved to the United States at the age of 27, working at Naomi Sushi in Arlington Hts., IL. His endeavors to make Japanese foods more tasteful motivated him to become an upscale chef. Jay determined to attend Le Cordon Bleu in Chicago.
After completing his studies, Jay accumulated experiences in Michelin-starred restaurants, such as Elizabeth restaurant and Vie restaurant.
After leaving Vie restaurant, Jay was offered by the former owner of Naomi Sushi to take over for the restaurant. Jay took a position as Chef and Owner at Naomi Sushi and continued to develop his management skills, designing new menus, staff management, and food cost expectations.
Tim, Jay's brother-in-law, took a position as a manager at Naomi Sushi to run the restaurant efficiently. Jay is willing to do whatever it takes to provide his customers diverse experiences from his foods that are blended with different cultures, foods, and new technics. Jay and his wife Jeehye live in Arlington Hts., IL with their son Jiho.
OWNER/EXECUTIVE CHEF Jay Lim
GENERAL MANAGER Timothy Han
contemporary japanese restaurant
Naomi Sushi blends traditional Japanese dishes with urban