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Contemporary Japanese Cuisine
Born in Japan, Kenji Ito cumulates over 25 years of culinary experience. His love for food and beverage naturally developed when living in Ginza, Tokyo’s most famous food district. He devoted his earlier years into studying culinary at
Tsuji Culinary Institute in Tokyo, Japan.
He started his career as a chef at Restaurant Suntory, serving authentic Japanese dishes. He moved back to Ginza and refined his cooking skills in the traditional Kyoto cuisine.
After years of mastering his cooking skills and knowledge of the Japanese cuisine, he had an opportunity to move to Adelaide Australia in December 1999. For seven years, Kenji Ito decided to further challenge himself as a chef
in different cuisines, including western style cuisines and winery.
In March 2006, Chef Kenji Ito opened his own restaurant, Kenji Modern Japanese, inAdelaide, Australia. For ten years, his Japanese fusion menu gained much love from its regular customers and the restaurant won multiple awards,
including the 2012 Advertiser food awards for Best Asian.
Kenji Ito moved to Melbourne, Australia in 2017 and is opening his second JapaneseContemporary Dining restaurant, Wa Kenbo, in Fitzroy, in 2018.