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List of the famous chefs from Japan. List includes some of the best chefs from Japan, along with photos when available. This list of renowned Japanese chefs is ordered alphabetically, but if you're searching for a specific chef from Japan then you can use the "search" box to find who you're looking for. List is made up of a variety of chefs, including Harumi Kurihara and Masaharu Morimoto.

This list answers the questions, "What famous chefs are from Japan?" and "Who are the greatest Japanese chefs?"

You can click on the names of the famous chefs of Japan in order to get more information about each one. If you're a food lover then use this list of popular Japanese chefs to discover some new cooks.

Chen Kenichi, whose name is often romanized Chin Kenichi in Japanese sources, is a chef best known for his role as the Iron Chef Chinese on the television series Iron Chef. Nicknamed "The Szechuan Sage", he wears a yellow outfit and rises into Kitchen Stadium holding a cleaver in his hand. He is the ...more

Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan

Nationality: Japan

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Hanaya Yohei is generally credited as the inventor of today's Tokyo-style nigiri sushi at the end of Japan's Edo period. Sushi at his time was made from freshly captured fish from the nearby Tokyo Bay. This ruled out many of today's popular materials such as salmon roe. Even though Tokyo is a ...more

Nationality: Japan

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Harumi Kurihara is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Chefs from Japan
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Harumi Kurihara is a celebrity homemaker and television personality in Japan. Kurihara has often been called the "Martha Stewart of Japan", and has enjoyed popularity there for over twenty years. She is the host of numerous television shows, author of Suteki Recipe, a quarterly recipe magazine which ...more

Birthplace: Shimoda, Japan

Nationality: Japan

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Hiroyuki Sakai is a well-known Japanese chef who specializes in French cuisine. Sakai is most famous for being the second, and last, Iron Chef French on the Japanese television show Iron Chef, first appearing at the beginning of 1994 and continued his appearance in shows over nine seasons. Sakai has ...more

Birthplace: Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan

Nationality: Japan

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