Yusuke Namai – born in Tokyo in 1975. At the age of 25 and in the midst of pursuing a music career, Namai took a major turn into the world of cuisine. After working at a French restaurant in central Tokyo, he trained for 5 years under Chef Masahito Ueki at Restaurant J (Omotesando, Tokyo) and Masaa’s (Karuizawa, Nagano). Namai worked as executive chef for 3 years at Heureux, also in Karuizawa, before taking up the role of executive chef at CHIC peut-être in Tokyo’s Hatchobori in November 2012, where he went on to earn one star in the 2015 Michelin Guide. He commenced preparations for his new restaurant in March 2017 in advance of opening restaurant Ode located in Hiroo, Tokyo, in September 2017. He went on to earn one star in the 2019 Michelin Guide. Entered the Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants list at No.35 in 2020, No.27 in 2021.
2F 5-1-32 Hiroo,