What positions are available?


For our pilot store in Waikiki, we have the following positions available:

Assistant Managers



Social Media Assistant

Public Relations Assistant



What are some basic requirements?


  • You must legally be allowed to work in the U.S.

  • You must have a smart phone capable of sending/receiving text messages and you must have a habit of checking them (because we rely on text messaging for communication)


Assistant Managers


Expectations and responsibilities:

  • Know how to do everything the other staff does

  • Opening and closing store

  • Point-of-sales and cash management

  • Customer relations: compliments and complaints

  • Relief other staff members for breaks


  • Good EQ to deal with staff and guests

  • Some food service experience

  • Have food handler permit

Pay: $16 / hour (shared tips)





Expectations and responsibilities:

  • Greet guests

  • Take orders from guests

  • Handles payments from guests

  • Cleaning


  • Good pleasant smile

Pay: $13 / hour (shared tips)





Expectations and responsibilities:

  • Food preparation

  • Cook food

  • Cleaning


  • Cooking experience

  • Ability to follow recipes

  • Have food handler permit

Pay: $14 / hour (shared tips)



Social Media Assistant


Expectations and responsibilities:

  • Monitor and respond to all social media


  • Avid user of social media

Pay: $500 per month



Public Relations Assistant


Expectations and responsibilities:

  • Represent EbiNomi in public events - be our 'face' to the media


  • You MUST love shrimps, and you MUST love our food (we need someone who is able to speak from his/her heart)

  • Attractive, photogenic and likable

  • Perky personality with a great smile

  • Good speaker and good with words

  • Extra PLUS if you speak Japanese

Pay: $20 / hour (part time/on call)



Many applicants we have received have culinary school and/or 'chef' experience.  Are we hiring a "chef"?


Not at this time.  One of our partners is a chef and our recipes are tested with a group of seasoned professionals with culinary experience.  We have set recipes for our eateries to follow.


Please understand who we are: we are a QSR (quick service restaurant), not unlike a Burger King or a KFC (except that we offer a higher level of products), We have ambitious plan for expansion and our products need to be consistent.



Then would having "chef" experience on my resume handicap me in the selection process?



These are the two important questions you need to ask yourself:

  1. if you have been trained/worked as a chef would you be happy with just cooking to established recipes?

  2. we are a small eatery - we can only afford "cooks", not chefs. would you be happy with a cook's pay?

Having said that....

  1. we will be putting out very good food, so as a cook you can still be very proud to be a part of the team.

  2. we will be developing new recipes and dishes (for EbiNomi and other eatery concepts), there will be opportunities for you to contribute if you have the right stuff.  And perhaps move into a 'chef' role at some point in time?


What are some benefits granted to an employee?


  • Payroll period is every two weeks

  • Free meals during work shifts

  • Employee eats free during off-days when accompanied by one or more paying guests.

(After probation period of 3 months:)

  • Health insurance


When will we open?


We expect a soft opening by April 1, 2020


Employees will be on board for training minimum one week before that.



I am interested!  What do I do?


Please send an email to jobs@ebinomi.com


Attach your resume if you have one, if not, just introduce yourself to us and let's have a dialogue.  Just tell us what we should know about you.  Attach a picture of yourself because customer appeal is important.



Is there an application form?


Not at this time.











Some Q&A for those of you who want to know more about EbiNomi....


What does EbiNomi mean?


"Ebi" = えび (Japanese) = "shrimps"

"Nomi" = のみ (Japanese) = "only"

Therefore, EbiNomi えびのみ means "Shrimps Only"

We are shrimp specialists.



What type of 'cuisine' are we? 

Japanese?  Chinese?


Being Hawaiian means the Aloha spirit which means "cross-culture" so we see ourselves as Hawaiian cuisine if we have to be pigeon holed.  In reality our recipes are inspired by the menus of the world - unrestricted by cultures nor borders.



If we are not a Japanese restaurant

why do we have a Japanese name?


Our intent from the start to do a handful of "really good" dishes regardless of its origin or ethnicity.  So we ended up with an international menu.  One of our partners is Japanese and she came up with 'EbiNomi' and so here we are.



Why shrimps?


Shrimps and shrimp farms are things Oahu is known for.  We hear of tourists and locals alike taking the one-hour drive to North Shore to eat shrimps at the shrimp trucks.  So we thought, why not in Waikiki?  Perhaps we can do as good a job, if not better, than our brothers and sisters on the North Shore?  With a more spacious, properly equipped and sanitized kitchen?



Do we really serve nothing but shrimps?


No.  We are good with other dishes besides shrimps but shrimp dishes are our focus.


We also understand that our shrimp lover fans may come with friends who may not be shrimp lovers or perhaps allergic to shrimps, so even though we are named EbiNomi, we will have at least one 'non-shrimp' dish prepared - equally well and delicious.



Why is there no Japanese dish on the menu?


At this point, this is correct we don't have a Japanese dish on our menu.  We are working on and testing some Japanese recipes right now but until we have it perfect, we won't be offering them.


The Japanese cuisine is perhaps the most refined and scrutinized cuisine there is.  We simply have too much respect for that than to casually put out a Japanese dish that is only mediocre.



Are we a dine-in restaurant? 


Our pilot store in Waikiki will primarily be a 'take-out' restaurant, but we are located in a nice shaded courtyard where there will be picnic tables and chairs for our guests. 



Our goal is to provide as much value as possible so we put our resources in the food rather than a fancy dining room.  Hawaii has such nice weather year-round so enjoying shrimps in a nature setting is a wonderful experience.



Who is our chef?


We don't have only ONE chef.  The different dishes we offer are from recipes developed by a panel of foodies whose passion is to travel around the world and experience different cuisines.  We have been collecting recipes for years, we would take the recipes into our test kitchen to refine them for a commercial operation.


Macy Yamamoto training in Blue Elephant of Bangkok, Thailand



Are we "fast food"?


If "fast food" is defined as "easily prepared processed food served in snack bars and restaurants as a quick meal or to be taken away", then we are not.


We use wholesome ingredients and as little processed stuff as possible.  We do cook the shrimps fast because shrimps are not something that need a long time to cook.



Are we owned by Google? Starbucks? 

Amazon?  Monsanto? the CIA?


No.  Not yet anyway.  So come and visit us before we get swallowed up by the evil-doers of the world.


Our parent company SKE is made up of a number of professionals in industries other than "food".  But one thing we have in common is the love of food and the principle of providing our guests with quality and value.









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