Authentic Japanese food has arrived in Prince Edward Island.
Discover the art and heart of Japanese cuisine at Hojo’s, located in historic downtown Charlottetown. Welcoming and relaxed, Hojo’s Japanese Cuisine offers an unparalleled dining experience that showcases traditional Japanese dishes prepared using the best ingredients.
The secret to Hojo’s exceptional food? Three highly-skilled chefs that are masters of Japanese cuisine: Masashi Katsuki, Yoshihisa Takashima, and Eisuke Koyama.
Dedicated to their craft, Hojo’s chefs take care to ensure every dish they create is inspired. Approachable and authentic, the menu features homemade ramen with in-house noodles, sushi and sashimi dishes featuring Toro and PEI tuna when it’s in season, and plenty of other traditional Japanese dishes.
In the Japanese tradition, Hojo’s is committed to providing exceptional hospitality, also known as omotenashi. Guests are invited to use a self-ordering iPad system or call their server by pressing a button to ensure prompt service. Hojo’s also has a no tipping policy, preferring to take full responsibility for properly paying its staff as is the Japanese custom.
Owner Yuichi Hojo, along with Hojo’s chef team and staff look forward to sharing their love of Japanese cuisine with you.
Yuichi Hojo, Owner
Yuichi Hojo left behind his life as an investment banker in Tokyo for a better quality of life in Prince Edward Island. Upon arriving in PEI, Yuichi began working on a restaurant concept and menu that met his criteria for an authentic Japanese dining experience. Yuichi first visited PEI with his wife in 2015 and found himself drawn to the Island’s pastoral beauty and fresh, clean air. In fact, he was so enamoured with it that he decided to apply for immigration to Canada so he could retire on the Island. In March 2018, Yuichi arrived in his new home in Atlantic Canada. It didn’t take long for the food lover to discover that authentic Japanese cuisine hadn’t made its way to PEI. He decided there was only one solution: he’d open his own restaurant, so he could share his love for Japanese cuisine with Islanders and be able to enjoy dishes from his home country whenever he wanted.
One short year after arriving in his new home, Yuichi opened Hojo’s Japanese Cuisine in May 2019. He is excited to welcome Islanders and visitors to Hojo’s Japanese Cuisine to experience authentic cuisine from the land of the rising sun.