Delectable Japanese Cuisine - Zentan - Washington, DC, 20005
  • Chef Yo Matsuzaki at the Sushi Bar

Masterminds of Culinary Delights at Zentan

Executive Chef Yo Matsuzaki

Born into a family of orange farmers on the Japanese island of Shikoku, Chef Matsuzaki was taught from a young age to respect nature and the bounty of the earth. He learned the essentials of cooking at his grandmother’s side before going on to collect more than two decades worth of professional restaurant experience in the United States, including stints working with Drew Nieporent at Montrachet and Masaharu Morimoto at Nobu. A graduate of New York City’s Peter Kemp Culinary School, Matsuzaki cooked at San Francisco’s Rubicon, Farallon and Ozumo before landing at Zentan, where he brings his passion for the contemporary Japanese culinary style of izakaya dining to DC.