Obento is a catering company based out of Arcata which delivers quality, budget Japanese lunch boxes and sushi to offices and other businesses in northern Humboldt. Our mission is to challenge and disprove the popular opinion that quality Japanese food has to be expensive. 

About Our Team



Maya learned how to make authentic Japanese sushi at the age of 12 from her grandmother. She spent time in Japan learning sushi techniques passed down through her family.

She holds 10 years of experience in the Sushi Restaurant industry and has always enjoyed seeing people happy eating delicious Japanese food. As a result, she loves to share the experience and the care behind sushi with everyone.



Shin likes to say he was born in a restaurant in Japan, moved to California and continued growing up in a Japanese restaurant. He holds 10 years of experience in the Japanese Restaurant industry and loves to cook up a mean Katsu.

Shin is the driving force behind Obento, he desperately wanted to have an affordable option for delicious Japanese food and decided to make it happen.



Johnny was raised with a mom that managed a restaurant, though it wasn’t a Japanese restaurant, he learned valuable skills that applied throughout his life working in the restaurant industry.

With a background in technology and marketing, Johnny hopped on the team to help with making the beautiful food speak for itself.