Former 15 East chef in the house… http://www.sushimasato.com/
Chef Masato Shimizu’s journey through sushi began in his home country, Japan, at the age of five when he saw his uncle filleted a whole tuna in front of him. His interest in the art of sushi eventually inspired him to move to Tokyo to carry out a seven-year apprenticeship at Sukeroku under a direction of sushi master Kugou Rikio. Masato then decided to take on a new challenge by moving to New York City. For four years, he worked as head chef at Jewel Bako and, by the age of 29, was the youngest chef ever to have been honored with a Michelin star in New York City. In 2006, he left Jewel Bako to partner up with Marco Moreira to open 15 East Restaurant. During his time, Masato had again earned the restaurant reputation, as 15 East was awarded one Michelin Star. With a high level of skill and impressive pedigree, he was named a 2007 New York Rising Star Chef by StarChefs.com.
After marrying his wife, who is Thai-Japanese, Masato moved to Bangkok and opened his own restaurant, Sushi Masato, where he takes care of every single detail from lights in a room to the food on a plate to ensure that his customers gain the absolute best dining experience."