We are a young & passionate hospitality company founded in 2010, and have quickly emerged as one of the most influential forces in hospitality in Napa. Helmed by its visionary founder Rick Zaslove and family, the restaurant was formed with its original partner Eiko Nakamura until her passing in 2014. Eiko was established in Napa Valley for over 20 years in the restaurant industry and now brings a new dimension of sushi restaurant to Napa Valley. We are a family owned and operated establishment that prides itself on the freshest quality ingredients. We believe hospitality, like art, is not something to confine to one definition alone. Rather, we see hospitality as fluid and ever changing, influenced by culture, preference and an innate desire in us all to enjoy something meaningful. With this in mind, our family allows guests to customize their lifestyle experiences and enables them to stay, eat and play with a seamlessness never before realized.
Rick & Nancy Zaslove
Rick has worked full time in the lumber industry for over 40 years. After dining out all over the country and knowing what he did and didn’t like Rick had always had the vision to open his own restaurant. He believed he could run and manage a successful restaurant from the seats of the diner and that is what he set out to do. Rick and Nancy moved to Napa in 2000 with their two children Allison and Andrew. They quickly became regulars at Eiko Nakamura’s previous restaurant Fujiya because of her kind hospitality and outstanding Japanese Cuisine. In 2010 they partnered to open Eiko’s in downtown Napa. When Eiko Nakamura retired in 2013 Rick brought on his daughter Allison to manage the day to day operations of the business. Rick often stops into the restaurant after his day job still in the lumber industry to work with the chefs on quality menu ideas or visions for the restaurant. He and Nancy’s travels still inspire them to come to the chefs with an idea of something they have tried and to recreate it with a modern Japanese twist. Stop in most afternoons and you will see Nancy fixing the flower arrangements or keeping the restaurant generally tidy. Their son Andrew now resides in Boulder, Colorado following his career in the world of outdoor expedition and rock climbing.
Allison came on to Eiko’s in January of 2013 after Eiko Nakamura retired from the business. As the daughter of owners Rick and Nancy Zaslove she had no idea what getting into the restaurant business would be like. Allison spent most of her teenage years growing up in Napa and is a Napa High graduate. She went on to graduate with distinction from Sonoma State University with a degree in business management with a concentration in marketing. Allison started working in the lumber industry in college in marketing quickly moving onto customer service, accounting, and even event planning. When her husband Spencer was retired from the US Marine Corps in 2012 she was looking for a change and the restaurant industry was just that. She and her husband moved back to Napa in 2013 and Allison and her husband Spencer began working for the family business. Allison follows her family’s vision for the restaurant in quality and outstanding hospitality. She believes every guest should get the care and attention she would want when dining out.
Allison is very active in the community and is a Leadership Napa Valley Graduate. She currently sits on the board of directors for Girls on the Run Napa and Solano Counties as well as the Downtown Napa Association and is an active volunteer with Operation with Love from Home. Allison is also an after-school life coach for Girls on the Run. In her spare time she and Spencer love dining out and all the amazing restaurants in downtown Napa. Allison and Spencer had their first child in the summer of 2016.