"I try lớn bring 100 percent of the essence of something, the umami to lớn the outside—that is what I’m trying lớn vì." —Masa

Chef Masa

Masayoshi Takayama"s appreciation for food started at a young age, growing up working for his family’s fish marketin a town of Tochigi Prefecture, nhật bản. From his early years of delivering fresh sashimi lớn neighbors on his bicycle, to prepping & grilling hundreds of fish courses to lớn cater weddings in high school, his relationship with food has always been a way of life. Chef Masa is chef/owner of Bar Masa (located next door to lớn Masa), Tetsu (located at 78 Leonard Street in Tribeca) & is the chef at Kappo Masa (located at 976 Madison Avenue) in partnership with famed art gallerist Larry Gagosian.

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Chef Masaapprenticed under the direction of sushi master, Sugiyama Toshiaki, at Tokyo’s well-respected Ginza Sushi-ko. The intense training proved invaluable, inspiring his intimate relationship with food & dining as an all-inclusive sầu experience.

Always the dreamer, he followed a boyhood ambition to lớn travel khổng lồ the U.S.and started a small, casual kitchen serving both traditional Japanese dishes as well as more Americanized staples.His next venture wasmore true lớn his heart & training.

Masa named his next project after his mentor;Ginza Sushi-ko opened inBeverly Hills with an omakase thực đơn served at a 9 seat counter. In 2004 he opened his renowned Manhattanrestaurants Masa & Bar Masa at the Time Warner Center.

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"You’ll be transported … lớn an ethereal realm where chef Masa creates one of the premier dining experiences in the world." —Travel + Leisure Magazine

Masa is shibui:

Refined beauty that isn’t affected by time or social changes. Shibui is never complicated or contrived.Purity of being, of living, of sensing is inherent in all elements of the Masa experience.

The sushi counter made of a solid piece of Hinoki is sanded daily khổng lồ a soft, porous state providing both visual & sensual satisfaction the moment one enters. The branches of seasonal plants are arranged daily to highlight the beautiful imperfections mother nature produces, offering a quality perspective from all angles.

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The otherwise simple décor is intentionally sparse to act as a blank canvas on which the food will be allotted space to shine. The courses build on seasonal properties utilized only in their freshest most delicious state. Each dish is composed to ensure that the most basic, innate character of the ingredients persists.

A fundamental respect of the distinctiveness, which is naturally occurring, is observed with each act of slicing, shaving, và sprinkling. The food is prepared quickly, & plated for guests as soon as ready to preserve sầu the idea that each dish is still in a living, being state. In essence, with essence, is essence–Masa is shibui.


Masa’s temporary operating hours for indoor dining are Tuesday-Saturday, 12pm–2pm và 5pm–10pm. We will be closed Sundays & Mondays. Masa is currently accepting reservations by gmail or through Tock. Please note we are not accepting reservations by phone at this time.

For the safety of all of our guests & staff, we will be requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccination upon arrival lớn the restaurant.

The price for dinner at Masa is $650 per person, not including beverages & tax.Please allow approximately two hours for the dining experience.The dress code is casual and comfortable.

Gratuities are not expected or accepted at Masa. Reflecting the Japanese custom, exceptional hospitality is an integral part of the Masa dining experience & is provided to lớn every guest. Both cash and credit thẻ gratuities will be respectfully declined. Corkage is $150 per bottle, maximum of 2 bottles. Please note we bởi not allow bottles currently offered on our beverage menu.

Please be advised of our Cancellation Policy should you need to cancel, change your reservation date, or decrease the number of guests. For parties up to 4 guests, cancellations must be made at least 48 hours prior to the reservation date. For parties of 5 or more, cancellations must be made at least one week (7 days) prior khổng lồ the reservation date. Please note failure to cancel before your cancellation window forfeits your deposit.

+01 212 823 9800 office+01 212 823 9809 fax

10 Columbus CircleTime Warner Center, 4th FloorThành Phố New York, NY 10019

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Reservations are released 60 days in advance on the first of every month.

To book a table, please find us on TOCK at exploretochồng.com/masa

For all press inquiries, please tương tác Jeannette Park at jpark

For career opportunities at Masa, Bar Masa, Kappo Masa and Tetsu, please send your CV to lớn our HR department at joe

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