Classic Italian dishes incorporating traditional Japanese ingredients and techniques. Japanese dishes using Italian ingredients and techniques. What?! You read that right.
Chef/owner Tom Cuomo honed his craft under Wylie Dufresne at WD-50, Mario Carbone and Rich Torrisi at Carbone and Parm in NYC, and most recently under Matt Kelly at Mateo Bar de Tapas in Durham. In between all of that, he's helped open and run restaurants in Los Angeles and Florida. Papa Shogun represents his and the experienced team’s vision of giving you new perspectives on familiar foods in a refined yet fun environment.
Since opening in the fall of 2018, Papa Shogun has received critical accolades and local acclaim. So we did what every successful restaurant does - we closed down for a few weeks and reopened with a new format.
Low-key counter-order at lunch.
Fine dining tasting menu at dinner.
Why? Because that's what we do.
Thank you all for your support and for supporting all of us food and beverage folks.
And come join us for the (new new) adventure.