Etsu Japanese Restaurant, Liverpool

Meet the Etsu Restaurant Team

Authentic Japanese Restaurant

Having over 70 years experience each, our three chefs love a challenge to break away from our normal menu. Ingredients, circumstances and time allowing, we would be happy to accommodate you if you have a particular Japanese dish you know of that’s not on the menu.

Dave Abe - Owner of Etsu Restaurant

Dave Abe - Restaurant Owner

Hi my name is David Abe and I am the owner of Etsu Japanese Restaurant, Liverpool.Along with the help and support of my wife and Japanese father my aim is to bring authentic Japanese food to Liverpool....

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Executive Sushi Chef & General Manager

Max Aguilar - Executive Sushi Chef & General Manager

Max joined Etsu in 2012 having worked in a number of high profile Japanese restaurants around the world. Max is originally from the Philippines but has almost always worked under the guidance of a Japanese national Head Chef and so has trained the Japanese way.

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Hiroshi Ohara - Head Chef at Etsu

Hiroshi Ohara - Head Chef

In 2009 Hiroshi joined the Etsu team as a Kitchen Chef.

By 2013, following almost 4 years enjoying bringing his knowledge and skills to Etsu's kitchen Hiroshi accepted the opportunity to become the Head Chef, the role he currently continues in today.

Since joining Etsu Hiroshi's passion for Japanese food and for Liverpool has gone from strength to strength.

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Mizuho  Kato -  Chef at Etsu

Mizuho Kato - Chef

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Tatsuya Ueda - Former Head Chef at Etsu

Tatsuya Ueda - Former Head Chef

After 6 years working hard at Etsu, Tatsuya has now returned to his native Japan for family reasons. Everyone at Etsu will miss Tatsuya and we all wish him the very best for the future and who knows maybe one day he'll return!

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