Born in Saitama, Japan, Masaki grew up surrounded by food, son of a family running a traditional Kaiseki restaurant called Katsura-Saryo.
Masaki travelled to London when he was 23 working in several Japanese restaurants, he learnt how Japanese cuisine is served and enjoyed outside Japan.
After returning to Japan to work as Head Chef at his parents’ restaurant, Masaki moved to Tokyo where he developed his own style of new Japanese food. In 2005 Masaki returned to London, working with the opening team at Nobu Berkeley Street.
Masaki left Nobu and took the helm as Executive Chef of Dinings SW3.