In 1988 Tojo opened Tojo’s Restaurant on the second floor of 777 West Broadway in a quirky space with a homemade feel where he quietly garnered an international reputation. In 2007 he moved four blocks west to 1133 W. Broadway into much larger and finer surroundings that nevertheless retain Tojo’s air of creativity and informality. It is here that Tojo has begun to train a new generation of chefs, sharing the discipline of his own training and the insights of a lifetime devoted to unceasing invention. Today a tightly-knit team of gifted chefs from around the world assist him behind the sushi counter and in the kitchen. Each one could run a restaurant of their own, but they stay together, under the watchful eye of the master, competing with one another to concoct new cooked dishes, new sushi and special desserts that bear their own stamp while living up to Tojo’s standards.