Ramen Suzukiya is owned and operated by Katsuaki (Kei) Suzuki and his son, Cory Suzuki.

Kei grew up on the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido. He moved to the United States in 1977, and worked for a Japanese television company in New York City until his retirement in 2013. He moved to Maine in the spring of 2014 to begin the process of opening his first restaurant.