About Us

Who do we think we are?

Classic Italian dishes incorporating traditional Japanese ingredients and techniques. Japanese dishes using Italian ingredients and techniques. What?! You read that right.

Chef/owner Tom Cuomo honed his craft under Wylie Dufresne at WD-50, Mario Carbone and Rich Torrisi at Carbone and Parm in NYC, and most recently under Matt Kelly at Mateo Bar de Tapas in Durham. In between all of that, he's helped open and run restaurants in Los Angeles and Florida. PapaShogun represents his and the experienced team’s vision of giving you new perspectives on familiar foods in a refined yet fun environment. Come join us for the adventure.

And while we have no problem tooting our own horn, it's always nice when someone toots it for us!. Our friends at Indy Week said some nice things about us: