Joe & Keliana Najera owners of Kenji's in Reno, Nevada started their business in August of 2011. They both have worked in the corporate food industry for many years and always dreamt of owning their own business. Keliana, a graduate from The University of Nevada, Reno, knew that one day her business degree would come in hand. However, she never thought that her love of cooking would ultimately lead her to become a business owner. In the summer of 2010, Joe was browsing through a Las Vegas food magazine, and it all came to him! The coolest article of the food truck movement. The colorful vinyl truck wraps, fusion foods, and how the people embraced the whole food truck idea! They knew this was for them...food on wheels!
The menu is a fusion of Hawaiian, Asian, and Latin flair. Keliana is from Oahu, Hawaii and Joe's family is from Central America, so why not mix things together? So after 8 months of building the food truck (from scratch) and practicing recipes on their friends, the truck finally made its debut in August of 2011. They named the food truck "Kenji's" after their oldest son, who was a year old at the time.
2019 Update: After 8 years of hard work on the food truck, we finally opened up a brick-n-mortar for a quick lunch stop. We are located in the industrial area of Longley Lane behind the airport. Please come and see us! Mahalo!