A Silver Lake resident since 1999, Paul Yi has been a foodie since his first Asian travels in 1988 when
he slummed at a beach side resort in Ko Phangan and learned the local secrets to the most delicious
spicy Thai curry. A film professional since the 90s, when he directed a feature film, Paul became
director of the San Francisco Int’l Asian American Film Festival, then advisor to the first 3 Pusan Int’l
Film Festivals in Korea starting in 1996 (now the leading film festival in Asia). He went on to create
the first two coproduction markets in Asia (Pusan and Hong Kong), to then moved onto film sales and
production. One constant has been his passion for food and cooking, and for the past few years Paul
has been researching and cooking ramen. And now Paul is ready for his restaurant debut with Ozu
East Kitchen.


 Chef de Cuisine
Joshua recently moved to Los Angeles from Orange County. In his short time in LA he’s worked under
Chef Nick Ervin of Saint Martha and Chef Ludo Leferve of Trois Mec. Before his transition to the LA
food scene, Joshua was a sous chef at two restaurants; Broadway by Amar Santana, in Laguna Beach
and also The Crosby in Santa Ana. He studied at CSCA Le Cordon Bleu Pasadena, CA. When he is not
cooking in the kitchen you can find him out in the sticks exploring nature and rock climbing.