Column: Kishi owner says ‘arigato’ (thank you) as he retires

Peter Uno has sold Kishi Japanese Restaurant in Upland to new owners, who take over Sept. 2. The restaurant opened in 1982 at 320 W. Foothill Blvd. and was the first sushi bar in the region. Sunday’s column tells his story.

Feel free to comment below if you have a memory of the restaurant.

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  • Becker0109

    My brother took me out to lunch at Kishi’s about 1992, He had been there many times before and he thought I would like it. I loved it and mostly ordered the combination plates while my brother had the sushi that he delighted in. The food was always very good and the service (even for take out) was excellent.

  • Another commenter

    My husband and I celebrated our every month anniversary at Kishi when we first moved to Upland around the time Kishi opened. When I got pregnant with our daughter I gave up raw fish for the duration but after we had the baby we happily came back to our special restaurant bringing her with us. We loved the family friendly atmosphere of Kishi as well as the delicious food. As we all got busier we came less, but we still marked milestones from time to time at Kishi. My daughter picked a meal with us and her friends at the Teppan=Yaki grill for her sixteenth birthday. She doesn’t live in the area anymore but when she comes to visit, Kishi is often one of the places she likes to go to. We have also enjoyed sharing meals there with friends. We have enjoyed the Uno’s long run there and wish the new owners much success!

  • Another commenter

    My husband and I celebrated our every month anniversary at Kishi when we first moved to Upland around the time Kishi opened. When I got pregnant with our daughter I gave up raw fish for the duration but after we had the baby we happily came back to our special restaurant bringing her with us. We loved the family friendly atmosphere of Kishi as well as the delicious food. As we all got busier we came less, but we still marked milestones from time to time at Kishi. My daughter picked a meal with us and her friends at the Teppan=Yaki grill for her sixteenth birthday. She doesn’t live in the area anymore but when she comes to visit, Kishi is often one of the places she likes to go to. We have also enjoyed sharing meals there with friends. We have enjoyed the Uno’s long run there and wish the new owners much success!