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Famous Chefs from Japan

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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.
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  • Masaharu Morimoto (森本 正治, Morimoto Masaharu, born May 26, 1955, in Hiroshima, Japan) is a Japanese chef, best known as an Iron Chef on the Japanese TV cooking show Iron Chef and its spinoff Iron Chef America. He is also known for his unique style of presenting food....  more
    • Birthplace: Hiroshima, Japan
    • Nationality: Japan
  • Photo: InterContinental Hong Kong / flickr / CC-BY-ND 2.0
    Nobuyuki "Nobu" Matsuhisa (松久 信幸 Matsuhisa Nobuyuki; born March 10, 1949) is a Japanese celebrity chef and restaurateur known for his fusion cuisine blending traditional Japanese dishes with Peruvian ingredients. His signature dish is black cod in miso. He has restaurants bearing his name in several countries. He has also played small parts in three major films. ...  more
    • Birthplace: Saitama Prefecture, Japan
    • Nationality: Japan
  • Photo: Metaweb (FB) / Fair use
    Rokusaburo Michiba (道場 六三郎, Michiba Rokusaburō, born 3 January 1931) is a Japanese cuisine chef most notable as the first Japanese Iron Chef on the television series Iron Chef. He was on the show from its inception in 1993 until his retirement on his 65th birthday, January 3, 1996. After his retirement as an Iron Chef, he made sporadic appearances on the show, and producers even dedicated a special 1996 tribute episode to him called The Legend of Michiba....  more
    • Birthplace: Kaga
    • Nationality: Japan
  • Tatsuo Umemiya is an actor....  more
    • Birthplace: Harbin, China
    • Nationality: Japan