Yoshihiro Narisawa

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Yoshihiro Narisawa
成澤 由浩
Born (1969-04-11) April 11, 1969 (age 50)

Yoshihiro Narisawa (成澤 由浩, Narisawa Yoshihiro, born 11 April 1969) is a Japanese chef and owner of the two-Michelin star restaurant Les Créations de Narisawa in Minato, Tokyo, Japan.[1]


Narisawa was born in Aichi prefecture in 1969 to a baker and western sweets maker. He travelled to Europe at the age of 19, and trained in France, Switzerland, and Italy, before returning to Japan in 1996.[1]

In 1996, Narisawa opened a restaurant in Odawara, Kanagawa.[1] In 2003, Narisawa moved to Tokyo and opened the restaurant "Les Créations de Narisawa" in Aoyama, renaming it Narisawa in 2011. Restaurant Narisawa was ranked #20 on The World's 50 Best Restaurants list in 2009,[2] and has consistently ranked in the top 30 since. Its current ranking in 2017 is #18.[3] He has built his fame on promoting organic and natural ingredients as a part of Japanese cuisine, saying, “Most of the vegetables and fruit in Japan contain pesticides. It’s the role of the chef to support (organic) producers.” [4] Accordingly, Restaurant Narisawa received the inaugural Sustainable Restaurant Award from Restaurant Magazine, after an audit by the Sustainable Restaurant Association.[5]

In 2018, Narisawa appeared as a guest judge on the "Japan" episode of The Final Table, season 1.


  1. ^ a b c Joe, Melinda (8 June 2010). "Haute cuisine's natural man". CNN Travel. CNN. Retrieved 1 March 2013.
  2. ^ "The World's 50 Best Restaurants 2009 list". Retrieved 2014-01-11.
  3. ^ "The World's 50 Best Restaurants 2017 entry". Retrieved 2018-03-04.
  4. ^ "The Japan Times: Japan's Top Chefs Grapple with Sustainable Eating". Retrieved 2014-01-11.
  5. ^ "The Japan Times: Why it Matters where our Food Comes From". Retrieved 2014-10-11.

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