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You are all running around like wild chickens!

—"Beach Party"
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Kofi Pizza is a resident of Beach City and the owner of his family's local business Fish Stew Pizza. He is the father of Kiki and Jenny, and he is the son of Nanefua. He debuted in the episode "Steven's Lion".


Kofi has dark skin and brown eyes. He wears a pale sea-foam colored work shirt with a white apron, brown shorts, white socks, tan shoes, and has his dark-brown hair put up in a hairnet.


Kofi is the owner and proprietor of the family-ran Fish Stew Pizza. He is rather stern and very high-strung, especially about his business (though he has shown a mischievous side when joking about punishing his daughters over trivial things). He appears to have no time for antics but permits them. He speaks with a thick Ghanaian[1] accent and is not afraid to use his authority over his two daughters as both their boss and father.

Kofi's more authoritarian traits are sometimes displayed in extremes, as in "Restaurant Wars" his new customer service plan involved signing a heavy stack of contracts binding the customer to pledge their loyalty to the restaurant, as well as using a hot, branding iron to permanently mark his VIP customers.



Kofi has been a restaurateur in Beach City for many years and was at one point in what was known as a "restaurant war" with Mr. Fryman and the Fry Shack for encroaching on his business and vice-versa. When both their restaurants were threatened by a new buffet restaurant, they put their differences aside to take on the new restaurant. They succeeded, and the restaurant closed and was bought by Suitcase Sam to make the store of the same name.

"Steven's Lion"

He is seen working at Fish Stew Pizza with Kiki.

"Lars and the Cool Kids"

He’s mentioned by Jenny when she gossips to her firneds about how strict he is.

"Beach Party"

He complains about Garnet smashing the sign of his restaurant, later being somewhat forced into a day at the beach with his family and the Crystal Gems.

"Mirror Gem"

Kofi is seen in the crowd listening to Mayor Dewey’s speech.

"Ocean Gem"

After Lapis Lazuli stole the ocean, he is seen looking shocked at what remained.

"Political Power"

Along with the rest of the town, he is seen angers about the power outage.

"The Return"

After Steven tells everyone to leave, Kofi can be seen listening to him.

"Full Disclosure"

Kofi is seen briefly speaking with Mr. Fryman.

"Rising Tides, Crashing Skies"

He is seen taking out the trash with Nanefua.

"Sadie's Song"

He is in the audience with his family watching Beach-a-Palooza.

"Steven Floats"

Kofi is shown at the Big Donut.

"Restaurant Wars"

Kofi along with the rest of his restraunt engage in a war with Beach Citywalk Fries, later making up with the help of Steven and the other Crystal Gems.

"Kiki's Pizza Delivery Service"

He gets mentioned multiple times by his daughters.

"Future Boy Zoltron"

He’s briefly seen carrying a bag of bread and other ingredients.

"Dewey Wins"

Along with many other citizens, he is seen cheering on Nanefua in her fight to be mayor.

"What’s Your Problem?"

A framed photo of him is seen with Fish Stew Pizza.


He attends Garnets’s wedding.

"Change Your Mind"

He’s at the Sadie Killer and the Suspects concert before Steven and the Diamonds come back to earth.

Steven Universe: The Movie

After Spinel’s injector exploded, he and his family were saved by Alexandrite.


Kofi gives Bixbite a job at Fish Stew Pizza due to her expertise in slicing and dicing.

"The Future"

Kofi waves goodbye to Steven as he leaves Beach City.


Kiki Pizza

Kiki, why aren't you in here, working your shift?!

—Kofi Pizza, "Restaurant Wars"

One of his twin daughters and employees. He does not chastise her nearly as much as his other daughter, likely due to her hardworking and mature nature.

Jenny Pizza

Jennifer! You touch that ball, you're grounded!

—Kofi Pizza, "Beach Party"

His other twin daughter and employee. Kofi does not like it when she slacks off at work but allows her to use his delivery car as her own personal vehicle. Though he allows her to roam freely outside of work, he is not afraid to use parental punishment such as grounding and taking away driving privileges.

Nanefua Pizza

Kofi, you are going to wake this fish from the dead with all the noise you're keeping. Oh, too late. *pretends to be the fish* Kofi, you so loud! Aaaahh! *sticks her tongue out* Bleeeeeh.

—Nanefua Pizza, "Beach Party"

His mother and employee. Though he is known to be high-strung and volatile, his mother is laid-back and carefree. Despite these personality differences, he fully respects his mother and still refers to her as "Mom".

Crystal Gems

Oh! I see how it is, when something breaks around here, you just leave it alone... JUST LIKE THE SIGN AT MY SHOP!

—Kofi Pizza, "Beach Party"

Though he recognizes magic, he does not fully understand it and often questions the Gems and their strange ways. Previously, he severely disliked their reckless behavior to the point of banning them from his restaurant and calling them a circus act. However, as of "Beach Party", after the Crystal Gems saved his family from the Giant Pufferfish, he seems to understand they do what they do to protect humans like himself and his family.

Steven Universe

You're such a nice boy, Steven. Why do you hang out with those animals?

—Kofi Pizza, "Beach Party"

He is familiar with Steven but is unimpressed by his shenanigans. Regardless, Kofi is on good terms with Steven on account of the latter's friendly demeanor and frequent patronage at Fish Stew Pizza.

Mr. Fryman

Fryman... infringing on my business?! I have been ready for this day!

—Kofi Pizza, "Restaurant Wars"

As fellow vendors of fast food, Kofi and Mr. Fryman have shared a rivalry, wary of the other infringing on his business. They have engaged in at least two "restaurant wars" in which each businessman attempts to outsell the other. Despite the enmity between them, Kofi and Mr. Fryman have shown they are willing to set aside their rivalry and work together under certain circumstances, such as when they cooperated to bring down The Everything Buffet. As of "Restaurant Wars", Kofi and Mr. Fryman appear to be on good terms, having agreed to not infringe on each other's business.

Episode Appearances


  • According to Ian Jones-Quartey, both Kofi and Nanefua were born in Ghana, a nod to Jones-Quartey's heritage as the grandson of Theodosia Okoh, who famously designed the Ghanaian national flag.[2]
    • Coincidentally, Kofi Annan, who was the seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations (1997–2006), is from Ghana.
  • The voice Godfrey used for Kofi was previously used for Mr. Stubborn from an older Cartoon Network series, The Mr. Men Show, which ceased production four years before Steven Universe's premiere.
  • The name "Kofi" is a Ghanaian name meaning "born on Friday".


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Crystal Gems Human-Gem Hybrids: Steven Universe

Unfused Gems: AmethystBiggs JasperBismuthLapis LazuliLarimarPearlPeridotRubySapphireSnowflake Obsidian
Fusion Gems: AlexandriteCrazy Lace AgateGarnetMega PearlObsidian (Rose Quartz Fusion)OpalRainbow QuartzSardonyxSugilite
Hybrid Fusions: Obsidian (Steven fusion)Rainbow Quartz 2.0Smoky QuartzStegStevonnieSunstone
Inactive Gems: Rose Quartz
Humans: Connie Maheswaran
Pets: LionPumpkinCat Steven

Homeworld Gems Unfused Gems: CombyEmeraldPebblesPeridotsSapphiresSpinel

Fusion Gems: MalachiteTopazZebra Jasper (fusion)Giant RubyRuby (triple fusion)Lemon JadeBluebird Azurite
Inactive Gems: Pink Diamond

Off Colors Unfused Gems: PadparadschaRutile Twins

Fusion Gems: FluoriteRhodonite
Humans: Lars Barriga

Other Gems (Formerly) Corrupted Gems: AlbiteAngel Aura QuartzBig Bird • Biggs Jasper • BixbiteBlue ChalcedonyBlue Lace Agate • Cherry Quartz • ChrysocollaDesert GlassEarth BeetleGrossular DiopsideHeaven Beetle • Jasper • Lace Amethyst • Larimar • Moonstone • Nephrite • Ocean JasperOrange Spodumene • Snowflake Obsidian • Tongue MonsterUnknown Giant Gem MonsterWater BearWatermelon TourmalineWhite TopazZebra Jasper (singular)Minor Corrupted Gems

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Comic Gems: Ant Gem MonsterClock Tower GemFrozen FragmentGlass GhostInvisible Manta RayMole Gem MonsterMolluskMonster Lizard GemObeliskOld Book GemPlant MonsterPerils of PweepweeRainbow Cloud MonsterRed Bird Gem MonsterRed Eel MonsterScorching ShardSlime Gem MonsterSlug MonsterSnowbeastTentacle MonsterUnknown Giant BirdVine Monsters

Other Major Characters Humans: Greg UniverseSadie Miller
Recurring Characters Humans: Andy DeMayoBarbara MillerBill DeweyBuck DeweyBuddy BuddwickDante and Martha BarrigaDoug MaheswaranPriyanka MaheswaranHarold SmileyJamieJaneJenny PizzaKevinKiki PizzaKofi PizzaMartyMr. FrymanMystery GirlNanefua PizzaOnionPeedee FrymanQuentin FrowneyRonaldo FrymanShepSour CreamSuitcase SamVidaliaYellowtailZoomans (F-3Jay-TenU-12Wy-Six)

Other: Baby MelonBlue CrabsCactus StevenHolo-PearlMagic MossSteven Jr.Watermelon Stevens

Minor Characters Humans: The Best Diner in the World's WaitressEmpire City Wildlife Rehabilitation Center EmployeeGaryGreg's family (Aunt and Uncle • Aunt DebGrandfatherParentsGreat-aunt Gregargia) • Hospital Employees (Dr. GeroDr. StrombergDr. West) JeffKhajima, Jaime, and BrandishMarty's RoadiesMayoral BodyguardsMike KrolOnion's Friends (Garbanzo • Pinto • Soup • Squash) • Patricia and DanielRickySabinaSteven's BabysitterSunshine JusticeWilliam Buford BuchananWilliam DeweyMinor Human Characters

Animals: Butt LobsterCrystal BasiliskDogMask Island FishOnion's MouseOnion's SnakeParty GuyRaccoonSeagullsSnakeSteven The ThirdSusanMinor Animal Characters
Aliens: Beetle AliensBird Blob AliensUngulate AliensWorm AliensFlower-Like AliensMinor Alien Characters

Fictional Characters Cookie CatDogcopterMearlPizza JennyMinor Fictional Characters

Camp Pining Hearts: PaulettePercyPierre
"Garnet's Universe": FoxmanHopperHoppyRingo
Golf Quest Mini: AceAce's Father
Li'l Butler: Li'l ButlerMr. MoneyMrs. MoneyDaughter Money • Dirtbike Money
Lonely Blade: Evil JanitorLonely BladeLonely Blade's Brother
Rose's Room: Cloud ConnieTiny Floating Whale
The Spirit Morph Saga: ArchimicarusLisaPlinkmanWind Lizard

Antagonists CentipeetlesCrab MonstersCrystal ShrimpDrill ParasitesElectric SkullsFryboRed EyeRobot Shooty ThingSmoke Monster
Alter Egos Billy Bank AssetsChunk TruckConcrete HeatDashing Danny DooberHandsome Hank HackleschmidtHowl JonesLoch Ness BloggsterPurple PumaSea WaspShark-O-ManiaTiger Millionaire
Attack the Light Blue LightGreen LightIndigo LightOrange LightRed LightViolet LightWhite LightYellow Light

Groups: Light ArmyBlue Monsters • Green Monsters • Indigo MonstersOrange MonstersRed Monsters

Save the Light Hessonite • SquaridotHessonite's Citrines
Unleash the Light DemantoidPyrope
The Phantom Fable Fable • Lonely PearlJasper (Eyeball)
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