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Welcome to Pagoda Pizza’s website!

Here you will find the latest news, menu, specials, and locations that we serve. Thank you for your interest.

Pagoda Pizza came about after I quit my job as a food service director for a school district. What was I going to do? I had done the corporate thing and had graduated with a culinary degree. The time was ripe for me to do a venture of my own! But what kind of food?

As a Japanophile, (I served 4 years as a TESOL instructor in Japan), my fondest memories were of eating the local delicacies beyond sushi and tempura. Based near Hiroshima, I happened across a multi-story building one weekend famous for “okonomiyaki.” Level after level, food stall after food stall, the mama-sans would beckon me with a wave and a smile. Picking one, I had no idea what I was in for. Heaping piles of cabbage on a crepe disc were being slowly cooked on a hot griddle. The clanging of metal spatulas, the layering of toppings and noodle, and flipping it over several times to cook both sides was mesmerizing to watch. It would make anyone drool a little in anticipation. The finale of the brushing of a dark bubbling sauce over this Asian pie was all I could stand to jump the counter and gobble it down whole!

So I bring to this special dish from Japan. It brought me closer to the culture and people there. I hope it brings a smile to your face too!

The Pizza Guy