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“The SBDC advisors helped us immensely to secure a loan to get our restaurant started. They made our dream a reality!”

– Raechel Kadoya, Co-Founder

Economic Impact:

Areas of Assistance:

  • Capital Infusion: $475,000

  • Obtained Financing

  • Owner Investment: $75,000

  • Financial Projections

  • New Business Start

  • Business Plan

  • Jobs Created: 4

  • Marketing Strategy

Description of Business:

A highly respected fixture in San Diego’s sushi scene with 25 years of training in Japanese cuisine, Chef Soichi Kadoya and his wife Raechel were
ready to branch out and start their own restaurant. But to make their dream come true, the couple needed to put together nearly half a million dollars in financing. They reached out to the SBDC for help, and after successfully working through a business plan, financial projections, and loan applications, Chef Soichi and Raechel emerged with nearly $500,000 in capital and Soichi Sushi was born (

Use of Capital Infusion Funds:

The financing was utilized for the build-out, new equipment, and working capital.


San Diego, CA 92116