When you walk into Ogawa, a smiling staff greets you enthusiastically: “Irasshaimase!” Welcome to the store! Ogawa owner Hee Cho and his waitstaff always like to meet their customers. For Fiona Galley, waitress at Ogawa, it’s the friendly, family atmosphere that enhances the experience customers have when they dine at the restaurant. Galley is a biology and public health major at WVU and, after working at Ogawa for seven months, she has gained a deep admiration for Asian culture, and especially for the art of sushi. “The large sushi boats and Korean dishes served in stone bowls never fail to amaze people,” she says. For customers who are new to sushi, she suggests they start with a cooked or deep fried roll. She wasn’t used to eating raw fish either, but by starting with cooked fish and then trying different rolls, she learned to appreciate the flavor and texture of each fish. Now her favorite is the Love Roll II: salmon, tuna, avocado, asparagus, and masago, topped with crab, mayo, and spicy sauce.

Galley loves the strong relationships she has established with Hee, her co-workers, and the customers. “Although it’s a very small business in Morgantown, Ogawa has made a cultural impact on many people and continues to do so every day.” — DFR

2920 University Avenue, 304.598.8338, ogawasushi.com