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As a young child in Cebu, Philippines, Kim was inspired by the delicious dishes cooked by her mother who worked as a corporate chef and also operated a catering service.  After emigrating to Japan, Kim continued gaining culinary knowledge, learning the techniques of Japanese cooking.

While working in a corporate setting, Kim was limited to offering her cooking to coworkers and to catering opportunities on the weekends.

In late 2018, encouraged by her customers and her friends, she made the decision to leave the corporate world to pursuit her real passion of cooking full time.

She welcomes you to come enjoy her family style Japanese cooking.



We're located right next to the Fair Lawn Warren Point Station Post Office.

Call us about our state-of-the-art Karaoke machine.

Here are some words of our patrons to describe JaPino:

  • Food was delicious and fresh, atmosphere is warm and inviting. Great place for lunch or dinner.

  • Very clean

  • Felt very relaxed

  • Best I’ve had outside of Japan

  • Comfort food · Large portions · Great food · Fine dining · Hip atmosphere · Creative cuisine

  • Fresh and cooked with love and care

  • I can’t wait to return

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