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As one of only a small select group of Master sushi chefs in Los Angeles, Chef Katsuya Uechi brings culinary artistry and restaurant operations to the world.

Katsuya Uechi was born and raised in Okinawa, Japan. He is known for his distinctive style and first-rate execution of high quality dishes. Chef Katsuya is recognized as one of the major trend setters in the world of Japanese cuisine.

Chef Katsuya has been featured on several news and cooking shows including “Top Chef” and the Japanese documentary “Kono Nihonjin ga sugoi rashii. Brand New Japan”. He has also starred in the feature film “Wa-shoku: Beyond Sushi” and authored the cookbook Washoku of California.

Currently, Chef Katsuya has 25 restaurants with Katsu-ya Group Inc. and SBE, which include several concepts ranging from fast casual dining to elegant affairs, offering something for all tastes.