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Yoshi Okai

Executive Chef, Otoko

FOOD PATRONUS | Uni and oyster!!

STREET CRED | Grew up in Kyoto, Japan. Studied landscape architecture before becoming a chef. Head chef at Uchi + Uchiko for six years, before joining team New Waterloo at Otoko in August 2015. Named one of Food & Wine's Best New Chefs in 2017. Perfectly strikes the balance between punk rock singer and culinary badass.

HOSPITALITY PHILOSOPHY | When the team is happy, our guests are happy.

FAVE PART OF NW | Our bosses aka partners are so nice + friendly

SUPER POWERS | Making people happy