Upon graduating from Bali Culinary Institute in 1991, Wayan began working at the Japanese hotel, The Imperial Palace. Wayan moved to the U.S. in 1992, where he continued cultivating his career in Miami, FL, South Carolina, Pascagoula, MS, New Orleans, LA, and several restaurants in Pensacola, FL. In 2007, he opened Sake Cafe with his wife, Nancy, who also has many years of experience in the restaurant industry.
Since its opening, Sake Cafe has received outstanding recognition for offering delicious, authentic Japanese cuisine. Among these honors are Pensacola News Journal's esteemed "Best of the Bay" awards, which Sake Cafe has received for an impressive seven years in a row, for Best Sushi and Best Japanese Restaurant. The Independent News also awarded Sake Cafe second place for Best Hibachi.
With weekly specials, a great daily Happy Hour menu and friendly staff, Sake Cafe has become a favorite dining spot for Pensacola locals. Come experience it for yourself today!
Meet the Chef
For the past 23 years, Chef Wayan Sumadi has been practicing the art of Asian cuisine. Wayan was born and raised in Bali, Indonesia. The island is not only famous for its natural beauty, but also its exciting and diverse culinary scene.