Chef Kawasaki

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Artwork of Kawasaki in Kirby: Right Back at Ya!
Debut Game Kirby Super Star
Latest Game Kirby Star Allies
Other Game(s) Kirby's Dream Land 3, Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land, Kirby Super Star Ultra
Copy Ability Cook
Similar Enemies Cookin'
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Chef Kawaski is a Mid-Boss in the Kirby series and a character in the anime series based on it, Kirby: Right Back at Ya!. Little is known about his origins.

Game Appearances

Kirby Super Star/Kirby Super Star Ultra

Sprite from Kirby Super Star Ultra.

In Kirby Super Star and its enhanced remake, Kirby Super Star Ultra, Chef Kawasaki is one of the Mid-Bosses fought repeatedly throughout the game. He attacks Kirby either by extending his frying pan towards him, briefly cooking and thus harming him if he manages to catch him, or by tossing either one or three plates, which can be inhaled and spat back at him. When swallowed after his defeat, Chef Kawasaki grants Kirby the rare Cook ability, and is the only creature in the game to do so.

Kirby's Dream Land 3

The chef makes a brief appearance in Kirby's Dream Land 3 as the operator of the mini-game in Iceberg (known as What was that sound?) that Kirby needs to win in order to acquire a Heart Star. The mini-game involves Kawasaki hitting a Gordo with his frying pan, which makes a unique sound when hit. Kirby then has to pick the Gordo that makes the exact same sound from a group of them that falls down.

Naturally, Chef Kawasaki appears again in MG-5.

Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land

In Nightmare in Dream Land, Kawasaki is the third opponent faced by Kirby in the Quick Draw Sub-Game, attacking with his pan.

Kirby Mass Attack

Chef Kawasaki appears in the Sub-Game Kirby Quest, in Chapter 1 - Stage 7. He has 100 HP and when defeated, will drop a Maxim Tomato on the Kirbys.

Kirby's Return to Dream Land

In the Sub-Game Scope Shot, a giant robot modeled after Chef Kawasaki is battled in Level 2. Its attacks are largely based on various food items, as well as attempting to defend with its frying pan and ladle.

Kirby Star Allies

Chef Kawasaki is set to appear in Kirby Star Allies, providing the Cook ability like before, and being recruitable as a Friend. This will mark his first 3-D appearance in the series.

As a Mid-Boss, Chef Kawasaki appears to have largely the same attack patterns he had before. However, he has been made much larger, now roughly three Kirbies tall instead of only two. Once defeated, he can be recruited as a Friend by tossing a Friend Heart at him, which will cause him to shrink considerably in size.

As a Friend, Chef Kawasaki has an expanded move-set compared to Cook Kirby, and can use his cooking ability without losing it, though there is a cooldown timer on it, to prevent its overuse.


Chef Kawasaki appears as a prominent character in Kirby: Right Back at Ya!, where he is the town cook. While generally kind and obliging, he is usually portrayed as a very bad cook, Kirby being the only resident of Cappy Town who likes his food. He does have many regular customers, however, as he runs the only restaurant in town.