We don't think we need to "sell" Hawaii.  If you like diversity, the sun, water, mild climate all year round, Hawaii is a wonderful place to live.


That is why we are here - to run a business that is located in a place that is as close to paradise as it gets.


Can't afford to just move here to enjoy life?  How about getting a job in paradise?  We are hiring from all over the world.  So long as you are legally entitled to work in the US, we will consider you.


This page is to answer some questions you may have.



First please check this out:




Would local applicants be given preferential consideration over out-of-state applicants?


No.  So long as you fit what we are looking for, legally allowed to work in the US, and have a place to stay, we will consider you along with other applicants.



Are we looking for permanent or transient employees?


Our first choice is to hire good employees who will stay and grow with us.  But if you intention is come live in Hawaii for say, 6 months or a year, like a working vacation, we are ok with that too.



"A place to stay", isn't that the biggest obstacle?


True.  Accommodation can be expensive here.  Do you have any friends or relatives who can put you up?  Do you have any friends who also want to come work/live in Hawaii so you can maybe share a flat?


Should we like you and make you a job offer, we can also offer some assistance to you in the affordable accommodation area.  We have a limit amount of company housing.


Our recommendation is apply first, we shall help you with the accommodation issue once we are further down the road.



Isn't the cost of living very high in Hawaii?


Yes and no.  Eating out can be expensive.  But Costco, Walmart, Target, Ross are all here so living here can be affordable.


Also, you are working in an eatery.  Your meals are free when you work so at least 50% of your meals are taken care of.


The sun, water, and beautiful weather are all free.



How do I get around? 

Can I bring my car?


Certainly this is an option if you wish to ship your car here.  But people get around well with public transportation, bicycles and mopeds.  Our pilot store is in Waikiki so transportation is robust there because of all the tourists.



Is there a contract? 

Am I obligated to work there if I find out it is not for me?


Yes, there is a simple contract that protects your rights and ours, but no we are not looking for slaves.  Naturally we hope that you would enjoy working for us once you start but there is nothing to stop you from taking on a better opportunity.  We only want happy employees.



What are some "MUST"s?


  1. Legally allowed to work in the US.

  2. Do you have a smart phone and are you able to communicate by texts?  SMS? WhatsApp? WeChat? Line?  (we rely on texts for communication so you are at a big disadvantage if you are not up to speed with current technology)

  3. Non-drug user


What qualities are we looking for? 

What would place me on top of the pile for selection?


For front-of-house staff:

  1. Do you speak Japanese? (We are in a tourist area and a good % of our clients are Japanese)

  2. Are you a people person? 

  3. Are you presentable?  Would customers like you?

For kitchen staff:

  1. What experience do you have in cooking?

  2. Can you follow recipes well?

  3. Are you a tidy person?  (our kitchen has to be immaculate)

  4. Can you handle pressure when we are busy?


Are we looking for full or part-time?


We are hiring both full and part time.  You tell us your preference and availability.



When does the pilot store open?


Our soft opening is the beginning of April 2020.  So we need staff onboard as soon as mid-March 2020



I am interested!  What do I do?


Please send an email to jobs@ebinomi.com


In the email these are the MUSTS:

  1. Your name

  2. Your email address

  3. Your current address

  4. Your cell number

  5. Is it an iPhone or Android phone

  6. Is there any dependency problem we should be aware of?

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, and we want to remember who is who.


If you wish to do a quick introduction video of yourself from your smart phone, please do NOT send it in the email because the file may be too large.  Please upload it on YouTube and send us the link. 



Is there an application form?


Not at this time.



How are interviews conducted?


Once the screening is done, you will be contacted.  We have agents in various locations in the US so you may be asked to do an in-person interview or a tele-conference using your smart phone.


In-person interview dates:

San Francisco Bay area: February 15 to 17, 2020

LA / Orange County area: February/March 2020

Seattle area: February/March 2020



What "future" do I have with your company?


EbiNomi is one concept of many under SKE, our parent company.  SKE plans to launch different new and creative eatery concepts in the near years.  Your future is only limited by your dedication and contribution to the company, and we will make sure that no one is overlooked.









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.



How did the concept come about?


We are shrimp lovers ourselves and have problems finding seafood restaurants in Hawaii who serve shrimp dishes to our likings: tasty, plentiful, AND affordable.


So we decided to build our own.



Do we really serve nothing but shrimps?


We 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.



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 defined.  In reality our recipes are inspired by the menus of the world - unrestricted by cultures nor borders.



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.



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.


What's behind EbiNomi (and other eateries soon to debut in Hawaii) is a family of foodies who believe in the principle of providing our guests with quality and value.









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