CHEF INTRODUCTION

Kohji Murai

Susukino Naniwatei representative Koji Murai-san was born on July 5, 1962.
 At the age of 5, he began playing with knives and grew up with natural knife skills.
From middle school to high school, he worked part-time for the mother store before graduating and moving
to Kyoto,joining “Kamo” for kaiseki cuisine training to follow his father’s footsteps. 
At 23 years old, he returned to Sapporo and at 37, the founder of Naniwatei, his father, passed away.
Koji Murai-san took over the company since then and continued his father’s legacy.
In the past few years, Murai-san had travelled overseas to introduce Hokkaido cuisine.
As he hopes to help promote Hokkaido cuisine to guests coming from different parts of the world,
he chose Niseko as a home for his new restaurant, Robata Niseko Naniwatei.