Executive Chef Chet Adkins has more than 30 years of experience in the food and drink industry. Originally from Florida, Chet cut his teeth cooking for crowds of over 30,000 at the Orlando Arena. Since then, Chet has traveled around the globe opening Japanese outlets in Beverly Hills, Sydney, Mexico City, Bangkok, Melbourne and Hong Kong. Chet is a natural leader in the kitchen, an excellent operations manager and a highly skilled chef specializing in modern japanese cuisine. He is also a professional kitchen designer and regularly consults on hospitality projects around the region.
The Japanese term kushiyaki refers to skewered meats, fish, and fresh vegetables grilled over binchotan, or Japanese charcoal. At JUA we take this idea a few steps further. In addition to classic kushiyaki, our chefs have created a confident menu based around stylish Japanese and Korean interpretations of comfort munchies and 70’s cocktail food. A place to relax, unwind, and enjoy food and drink as they are meant to be enjoyed, in a immaculately-designed space that combines the spirit of Osaka’s backstreets with vibrant energy and laidback soul of Bangkok’s old town.