Chef Testimonials
Paul Gajewski
Chef de Cuisine, New York Grill
Paul GajewskiPaul Gajewski
What makes Toriyama Umami wagyu so outstanding is its striking umami, rich flavor, and amazing balance of lean and fat.
When I had my first bite of Toriyama Umami wagyu (TUW), I was amazed. I have eaten various premium wagyu from prefectures like Hokkaido and Miyazaki. It was different from any wagyu beef I have had before. The umami of TUW has a distinct, rich flavor owing to the balance of lean meat and fat, thus putting the flavor to the next level.

A visit to Toriyama Farm located in Gunma, Japan, gave an insight into what makes TUW different from any other wagyu. The farmers take great effort and care into raising the cattle, ensuring the cattle are living in a relaxed and comfortable environment. In addition, Toriyama and his team took 20 years of research and development to eliminate inconsistencies in the quality of TUW.

Therefore, when creating new TUW dishes, a balance of sweetness, saltiness and umami ingredients is essential so as not to overpower the natural umami flavor of TUW.
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Chef / Paul Gajewski
After graduating from culinary school, Australia-born Paul Gajewski began his career at the well-known Melbourne restaurant Vue de monde. He then served as chef at NOMA in Copenhagen, Denmark, fine dining restaurants Guy Savory and L’Atelier in Paris, and Tippling Club in Singapore. He became head chef at Tippling Club at 26, which was selected as one of “Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants” in 2014. Gajewski has been at New York Grill since November 2019. Ever-striving for simplicity and possessing a passion for cooking, he strives to provide exciting and moving dining experiences.
New York Grill
New York Grill
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Crowning the Park Hyatt Tokyo on the top 52nd floor is the New York Grill. With an exciting yet comfortable atmosphere, it draws guests into a one-of-a-kind dining experience. Premium cuts of Toriyama Umami wagyu are a popular item on the menu, served in the restaurant’s simple but innovative style.
3-7-1-2 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-Ku,
Tokyo, 163-1055, Japan
Phone: +81 3 5323 3458
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MAYA
MAYA
MAYA
Built on a 1,000-square-meter site, Maya is villa-like inn that only accepts private reservations. Guests dine in an open space with a modern design inspired by traditional Japanese aesthetics. One of its specialties is a unique dish made with Toriyama Umami wagyu grilled directly on charcoal.
3-17-29 Zaimokuza, Kamakura-shi,
Kanagawa, 248-0013, Japan
Phone: +81 467 33 5639
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Chef/Yoshihiro Watanabe
Chef / Yoshihiro Watanabe
YANAGAWA MIKUMANO
YANAGAWA MIKUMANO
YANAGAWA MIKUMANO
Yanagawa Mikumano is a restaurant that specializes in Japanese cuisine and griddle-grilled steak. One the most popular items on the menu is “waza-sukiyaki,” in which each customer is given their own pot and two kinds of meat to cook ─ lean meat with a rich umami flavor and marbled meat with a refined taste and aroma.
Hotel Grand View 4Fl , 70 Yanagawa-cho, Takasaki-shi
Gunma, 370-0815, Japan
Phone: +81 50 3138 3320
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Chef/Kazuki Arai
Chef / Kazuki Arai
Morsels
Morsels
Morsels
Surrounded by lush greenery, Morsels is an Asian fusion restaurant that focuses on umami and fermentation. It serves a variety of dishes featuring different cuts of Toriyama Umami wagyu.
25 Dempsey Road, #01-04, Singapore 249670
Phone: +65 6266 3822
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Petrina Loh
Chef / Petrina Loh
Huber᾿s Butchery @ Dempsey (Butcher)
Huber᾿s Butchery @ Dempsey
Huber᾿s Butchery @ Dempsey
Huber’s Butchery is a prestigious shop owned and run by the Huber’s of Switzerland. It sells high-quality meat, which has been called “the most delicious meat in Singapore” by local magazines.
22 Dempsey Road, Singapore 249679
Phone: +65 6737 1588
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KAIZEN
KAIZEN
A restaurant and bar that specializes in shabu shabu, Kaizen has generated considerable buzz for its healthy and interactive style. Guests can enjoy Toriyama Umami wagyu with its signature broth and house-made sauces.
303 N. Spurgeon St., Santa Ana, CA 92701, USA
Phone: +1 714 486 3464
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Lamson Nguyen
Lamson Nguyen