Sushi Ko Kitchen Nightmares

Sushi Ko Kitchen Nightmares

While Hatae was in high school, her parents relocated Sushi Ko from the Bel Air location where it had been for about 25 years to Thousand Oaks, where they live. The restaurant suffered from the move, and after increasing debt and a lack of customers, Sushi Ko began to lose its prestige. Four years after Sushi Ko’s relocation, In May 2009, the restaurant was the setting for an episode of the reality TV series Kitchen Nightmares, in which Chef Gordon Ramsay attempts to save failing restaurants. Hatae and her photographer brother Sammy appear in the episode, attempting to assist in their parents’ failing restaurant by working as servers. The restaurant eventually closed that August due to the economy, before the episode featuring it aired in May 2010.
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Sushi Ko Kitchen Nightmares

Chef Gordon Ramsay, center, enlists the help of master sushi chef Katsuya Uechi, far left, to revamp portions of the menu originally set by Sushi Ko owner/chef Akira Hatae, in black, and chef John Bowley, far right at the Thousand Oaks restaurant during an episode of “Kitchen Nightmares” that will debut at 9 p.m. May 14, 2010 on FOX. The episode was shot in May 2009; the restaurant closed in August.
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Sushi Ko Kitchen Nightmares

Hana Rebecca Hatae was born July 15, 1988 in Tarzana, California to Akira Hatae, and Lisa Givner-Hatae, who met in college at Berkeley. Akira had come from Japan to study English, while Lisa was pre-law, and they both worked at the same Japanese restaurant. Givner-Hatae dropped out after three years to accompany Akira to Japan as he learned to be a sushi chef. After returning to the United States, Akira worked as a chef at the Japanese restaurant, Sushi Ko, in Bel Air, California, eventually becoming the restaurant’s manager. Later, he and Lisa became its owner, with Lisa running the front of the house. Hatae has a brother, Samson, two years her senior, and a sister, Summer, nine years her junior.
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Sushi Ko Kitchen Nightmares

When they were owners of Sushi Ko, a staple of Japanese food in Bel Air for more than two decades, Givner-Hatae and her husband decided to move their restaurant to a location closer to home in Thousand Oaks. The restaurant suffered from the move, and after increasing debt and a lack of customers, Sushi Ko began to lose its prestige.
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Sushi Ko Kitchen Nightmares

Givner-Hatae said one of the fun things that came out of the move was being featured on Chef Gordon Ramsay’s show, “Kitchen Nightmares.” The reality TV show specializes in renovating rundown, dysfunctional restaurants to get them back on their feet.
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Sushi Ko Kitchen Nightmares

“I basically ran the front of the house,” Givner-Hatae said. “My husband is from Japan and is a Japanese sushi chef, and I’m involved in Japanese culture and tradition and all of that.”
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Sushi Ko Kitchen Nightmares

After three years at Berkeley, Givner-Hatae dropped out and accompanied Akira to Japan as he learned to be a sushi chef. When she arrived in Japan, Givner-Hatae found picking up the language was more difficult than she expected.
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Sushi Ko Kitchen Nightmares

But if someone asked, she’d tell her story. She’d make him or her a vanilla cappuccino, sit down with them on her break, and share all about Sushi Ko.
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At least one person has seen an officially sanctioned version of the program, which was bumped from its original April 23 airdate by a Friday-night episode of “Glee.” Writing in the current issue of Us magazine, TV critic John Griffiths called the outcome of the Sushi Ko show “jubilant.”
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Just a few weeks after the TV cameras departed, the Hataes learned that they were losing the lease to the Sushi Ko space, Lisa Hatae said. They closed the restaurant in early August, taking with them all the artwork that had been brought in as part of the restaurant’s makeover.
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The chef-turned-host still has a number of shows on television in both the U.S. and U.K., including ‘Hell’s Kitchen’ and multiple versions of ‘Master Chef,’ so Ramsay will still be on television.
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Lisa DiPietrantonio-Cerundolo na d Rita DiPietrantonio-Moran run Galleria 33 (Season 6 Episode 1-2) which is only across their parents’ restaurant L’Osteria. Unlike L’Osteria, this restaurant was failing. Immediately, Gordon could see the signs why. Rita, the elder sister always went out to smoke. Lisa, the pretty younger sister, always drank too much wine even during operating hours. They also did not have good relationships with their employees as they treated them like crap.The cuisine was not any good either and the kitchen had such low standards.
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Lisa HemmatAt first glance, she looks like a younger version of WWE part owner Stephanie McMahon-Levesque. Actually, she is not. She is actually Lisa Hemmat, owner of Lido di Manhattan located in Manhattan Beach, California. When Gordon stepped into the doors of Lido (Season 3 Episode 5), he was surprised at how young the owner was as many of the owners he had met in the show were middle aged or elderly people. During the time of filming, she was only twenty eight years old and she owned the restaurant at the age of twenty three. She was a typical party girl who used the restaurant as a hang-out. She did not know anything about running a restaurant and had poor cuisine, a dirty kitchen and an antiquated Point of Sale (POS) System. Chef Ramsay shut down the restaurant as it was too filthy to serve food. Many times during the episode, Lisa would cry and breakdown. she would frequently run to the restroom to hide. She displayed many signs of being too young and immature. To further add to the mess, she dated her bartender Damien. She knew it would be a mess to date one of the employees but she did it anyway. When Gordon comes back a year later however, they had already broken up. In the end, Gordon is able to refurbish the restaurant and improve the menu. He also destroys the old POS System with a baseball bat and encourages the staff to help him. To this day, the restaurant is still open and is now selling its own wines.
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At first glance, she looks like a younger version of WWE part owner Stephanie McMahon-Levesque. Actually, she is not. She is actually Lisa Hemmat, owner of Lido di Manhattan located in Manhattan Beach, California. When Gordon stepped into the doors of Lido (Season 3 Episode 5), he was surprised at how young the owner was as many of the owners he had met in the show were middle aged or elderly people. During the time of filming, she was only twenty eight years old and she owned the restaurant at the age of twenty three. She was a typical party girl who used the restaurant as a hang-out. She did not know anything about running a restaurant and had poor cuisine, a dirty kitchen and an antiquated Point of Sale (POS) System. Chef Ramsay shut down the restaurant as it was too filthy to serve food. Many times during the episode, Lisa would cry and breakdown. she would frequently run to the restroom to hide. She displayed many signs of being too young and immature. To further add to the mess, she dated her bartender Damien. She knew it would be a mess to date one of the employees but she did it anyway. When Gordon comes back a year later however, they had already broken up. In the end, Gordon is able to refurbish the restaurant and improve the menu. He also destroys the old POS System with a baseball bat and encourages the staff to help him. To this day, the restaurant is still open and is now selling its own wines.
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Lisa DiPietrantonio-CerundoloLisa DiPietrantonio-Cerundolo na d Rita DiPietrantonio-Moran run Galleria 33 (Season 6 Episode 1-2) which is only across their parents’ restaurant L’Osteria. Unlike L’Osteria, this restaurant was failing. Immediately, Gordon could see the signs why. Rita, the elder sister always went out to smoke. Lisa, the pretty younger sister, always drank too much wine even during operating hours. They also did not have good relationships with their employees as they treated them like crap.The cuisine was not any good either and the kitchen had such low standards. The chef of the restaurant was Rita’s ex-husband. He appears to have lost his passion. Gordon changes the menu and revamps the place. He also motivates the sisters and the chef to do better. The restaurant is open to this day despite being located in Salem Street in Boston. Gordon revisits the sisters and they are overjoyed to see him. Lisa says she receives a lot of gifts and letters from overzealous fanboys but breaks to them the sad news that she is married.
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Lisa DiPietrantonio-Cerundolo na d Rita DiPietrantonio-Moran run Galleria 33 (Season 6 Episode 1-2) which is only across their parents’ restaurant L’Osteria. Unlike L’Osteria, this restaurant was failing. Immediately, Gordon could see the signs why. Rita, the elder sister always went out to smoke. Lisa, the pretty younger sister, always drank too much wine even during operating hours. They also did not have good relationships with their employees as they treated them like crap.The cuisine was not any good either and the kitchen had such low standards. The chef of the restaurant was Rita’s ex-husband. He appears to have lost his passion. Gordon changes the menu and revamps the place. He also motivates the sisters and the chef to do better. The restaurant is open to this day despite being located in Salem Street in Boston. Gordon revisits the sisters and they are overjoyed to see him. Lisa says she receives a lot of gifts and letters from overzealous fanboys but breaks to them the sad news that she is married.

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