Aonami is Chico’s first and the nation’s 10th sustainable sushi bar. We pledge to only use sustainably sourced seafood whether it is farmed or wild caught.
We follow Monterey Bay Aquarium’s lead and guidance as to what we can use in our sushi bar. It is our goal to continue to learn and improve as a restaurant for the future of our oceans.
All of the fish used in our restaurant is wild caught or farmed in a sustainable manner. We only used fish that are not on Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Red List or Avoid List.
Chef/Owner Jimmy first came to Chico as an 18 year old college student. Graduating from CSU, Chico and earning his teaching credential at CSU,Sacramento, Jimmy taught Algebra for four years. But, as much as he loved teaching, it wasn’t his true calling.
Jimmy quit teaching to get a master’s degree in counseling, but needing money, he stumbled upon his true calling: making sushi. 15 years after Jimmy’s first move to Chico, he came back to the City he loves to share his passion for sushi.