The 3rd Annual Ramen Festival will feature two levels of judging for best ramen in the universe: the “People’s Choice,” voted on by all of our guests, and “Critic’s Choice,” which will be selected by our special celebrity chef guests!

We will keep you posted on who the 2018 Celebrity Judges will be soon!  Keep your eyes on this website and our facebook for updates!

Shihomi Borillo

Shihomi Borillo is a partner and Creative Director at Azuki Sushi (2008) and Hachi Ramen (2017) in San Diego. She was born and raised in Yokohama, Japan. At the age of 16, she started working for a popular ramen shop in Yokohama where she took nearly every position in the business.

This is where she found her passion, to be in a hospitality industry. After finishing high school, Shihomi studied at San Diego State University majoring in Hospitality and Tourism Management and in Finance. While in college, Shihomi worked downtown at Sushi Bar Nippon where she met her future business partner, sushi chef Nao Ichimura.

In 2008, Shihomi opened her first restaurant Azuki Sushi with chef Nao. Nearly 10 years later, the duo opened a fast casual ramen shop called Hachi Ramen.