Masa Takayama was married to his wife, Hisako Ishii, but they are separated now. He is a Japanese chef.
He is also the owner of Masa, a three-Michelin-starred Japanese and sushi restaurant in Manhattan, New York City.
Masa also owns the Bar Masa in two locations: one adjacent to his New York City restaurant and another in the Aria Resort & Casino on the Las Vegas Strip in Paradise, Nevada.
In 1980, Masa opened his first restaurant in Los Angeles, Saba-ya.
Masa planned to eventually open a restaurant closer to what was available in Japan, his second restaurant, Ginza Sushiko.
Who Is Masa Takayama’s Wife: Hisako Ishii?
Masa was married to his wife, Hisako Ishii.
She is a Japanese native studying English. He met her at an Orange County sushi bar where he worked.
The couple met each other in 1979.
Together they had three children before they separated.
There are no details available on his separation.
Know About Masa Takayama’s Daughter And Family
Masa has three children with Hisako, among which the youngest one is his daughter.
Her name is Catherine Takayama.
Catherine studied at the French Culinary Institute in New York. She loves Italian food. She used to learn about the pastry stuff and she also a lot of Italian food. She bakes a lot of different bread.
Continuing the father’s cooking legacy, she is s the pastry chef at the French Laundry currently.
Masa was born in Kuroiso, Tochigi, a small town three hours north of Tokyo.
Masa’s parents owned a fish shop and a catering business. Masa began cutting fish as a child. He had a brother and three sisters who helped in the store, loading the fish into the display cases before school.
Masa Takayama’s Net Worth Revealed
Masa’s net worth is estimated to be $10 million.
He makes money as a chef in his restaurant.
He is a well-known and wealthiest chef.