Sawako Okochi

Sawako Okochi is co-chef and co-owner of Shalom Japan in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband, Aaron Israel. Sawa’s vibrant culinary background is rooted in her upbringing in Hiroshima, Japan. She has worked at some of the finest restaurants in New York City, including Chanterelle, Annisa, and The Good Fork. She also produced the Otakara Supper Club, which was featured in the New York Times, and appears in Women Chefs of New York and The Jewish Cookbook.

Articles by Sawako Okochi

How to Make Shalom Japan’s Signature Matzah Ball Ramen At Home

A love letter to Japanese and Jewish cuisine in one delicious bowl.