Opened in 2018, Tobiuo has been operated since 2019 by chef-owner Sherman Yeung (formerly of Uchi and Yauatcha). Tobiuo has earned wide appeal and accolades for its menu of innovative, beautifully presented sushi, Japanese small plates and craft cocktails, accompanied by warm, attentive hospitality in a bright, modern space.
Although Sherman has only been in restaurants for 3 years, he deeply cares about the industry. Sherman’s main focus is in Japanese cuisine, first building his roots at Izakaya Wa then later worked his way up at uchi Houston. Taking over Tobiuo in June 2019, Sherman reworked the entire restaurant internally and externally and continues to lead the team with his vision and ideas. On his free time, Sherman enjoys working on his car and shooting firearms.
A veteran of 20+ years in the restaurant industry, Le has many restaurants under his belt including RA Sushi, Oporto Fooding House & Wine, and Roka Akor. Starting as a busser at a very young age, Le has worked his way up through server, to bartender, to management. Le has been with Tobiuo since day one and continues to oversee all restaurant operations. On his free time, Le enjoys snowboarding, tending to his plants, and reading motivational books.
Head Sushi Chef
John has been in the restaurant industry for 11 years and graduated from Culinary Arts in HCC. Originally developing roots in sushi, John moved to French and Italian cuisine before ultimately coming back to sushi. At Tobiuo, John started as a sushi chef and now oversees all BOH operations and is one of the culinary masterminds behind the menu. John enjoys trying new restaurants, indoor rock climbing, and long boarding.
Starting off as a prep cook at Tobiuo, Jio has since then graduated Culinary Institute Lenôtre (CIL) and has worked his way up to now Pastry Chef and kitchen management. Jio started Tobiuo’s pastry program in 2019 and has single handedly evolved it to where it is now. Jio enjoys drinking boba, listening to music, furthering his knowledge through cookbooks, and also shopping at H Mart.
Assistant General Manager
With 7 years in the industry, Karla has worked her way up as a dishwasher to a sous chef at multiple restaurants including Vibrant, Revival Market, and even Tobiuo at its inception. Karla returned to Tobiuo but this time as our AGM taking care of administrative duties and assisting Le on restaurant operations. Karla enjoys going on random trips searching for plant shops, watching reality tv, and trying new restaurants.