Chef Kimura is Japanese Cuisine
Shigeo Kimura immigrated to Canada in January of 1973. He worked as a landscaper and saved his Canadian pennies--dreaming of opening an authentically Japanese restaurant.
After toiling through several Toronto summers, he started a family with local girl Anne-Marie Micallef in 1978, and welcomed their first son, Toronto food-stylist Matthew Kimura, as he opened Sasaya, one of Toronto's five original sushi restaurants!
Then in 1984 he celebrated the birth of his middle son (and current Ginko general manager) Takuya Kimura by opening Ginko, his homage to everything his loved about about Japanese cuisine, art, culture, and ambiance.
For the past thirty-six years Chef Kimura has dedicated himself to freshness, authenticity, family, and his community. He is the internationally recognized kendo coach of the Toronto, Ryerson, & Mississauga Kendo Clubs; President and founder of the Japanese Restaurant Association of Canada; and according to Anne-Marie and the boys, a kick-ass dad.