The head chef of Jinsei is Nobuhito Kadoma, a 20-year veteran of Japanese restaurants in Osaka, Los Angeles and, most recently, NOBU in Aspen, Colorado.
Plans announced in 2009 for the restaurant to move a much larger space in the Aloft Hotel Homewood fell through. Cassimus sold the business to Houma, a long-time general manager at Zoe's Kitchen, in 2018.
- Walsh, Jan (September 2006) "Champagne and Chopsticks: Jinsei Sushi Bar and Lounge rolls out the freshest Japanese cuisine in chic ambience." Birmingham Magazine. Vol. 46, No. 9, p. 281-2
- "High-end Japanese restaurant opens in SoHo" (June 22, 2006) Birmingham Business Journal
- Thornton, William (October 7, 2008) "Zoe's John Cassimus ready for Maki Fresh." The Birmingham News
- Van der Bijl, Hanno (August 10, 2018) "From busboy to restaurant owner in a dozen years." Birmingham Business Journal
- Jinsei Sushi website