Nobu Matsuhisa Iron Chef, Restaurants, Bio, Wiki, Age, Wife, And Net Worth

Nobu Matsuhisa Bio | Wiki

Nobu Matsuhisa ( Full name: Nobuyuki “Nobu” Matsuhisa ) is a Japanese celebrity chef and restaurateur. He is best known for his fusion cuisine blending traditional Japanese dishes with Peruvian ingredients. Nobu’s signature dish is black cod in miso. The chef has restaurants bearing his name in several countries. Apart from his profession as a chef and restaurateur, Nobu played small parts in three major films.

Nobu Matsuhisa Age

He was born on March 10, 1949, in Saitama, Japan. Nobu is 73 years old.

Nobu Matsuhisa Height

He is a man of above-average stature. Nobu stands at a height of 5 ft 7 in ( Approx 1.7 m).

Nobu Matsuhisa Family

He was born to his parents in Saitama, Japan. At the age of 8, his father died in a traffic crash. Nobu and his two older brothers were raised by his mother. Immediately after the death of his father, Nobu started to travel the world. Over the next decade, while he was being raised by his mother, Nobu experienced many cultures and witnessed firsthand the reaches of poverty and hunger. H Nobu’s experience influenced his efforts later in life to give back to communities through his business ventures.

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Nobu Matsuhisa Wife

He is married to a beutiful woman called Yoko Matsuhisa. The couple shares two children.

Nobu Matsuhisa Education

He graduated from high school at the age of 15, He immediately started working as a dishwasher at the restaurant Matsue Sushi in Shinjuku, Tokyo. Nobu was trained as a Sushi master in the same restaurant. After seven years, Nobu was invited by a regular customer who was a Peruvian of Japanese descent. They open a Japanese restaurant in Peru.

Nobu Matsuhisa Iron Chef

He moved to Lima, Peru in 1973 at the age of 24 and opened a restaurant under the same name of Matsue in partnership with his sponsor. Nobu was not able to find many of the ingredients he took for granted in Japan. He, therefore, had to improvise. While there, he developed his unique style of cuisine that incorporated Peruvian ingredients into Japanese dishes.

However, the restaurant had to close after three years. He stayed in Argentina for a short while and tried to open a new restaurant, eventually, he moved to Anchorage, Alaska, and opened his own restaurant. There was an electrical fire and the restaurant burned down about two weeks after the grand opening. Nobu moved to Los Angeles in 1977 and worked at Japanese restaurants “Mitsuwa” and “Oshou. He opened his own restaurant called “Matsuhisa” in 1987 on La Cienega Boulevard in Los Angeles, California.

While working in Matsuhisa, Nobu came to know Robert De Niro, who encouraged him to open a restaurant in New York. He laid the foundation for a new restaurant chain in 1994, as he opened the first “Nobu” in Tribeca, New York in a joint venture between Drew Nieporent, Robert De Niro, Meir Teper, and himself.

Nobu Matsuhisa Restaurants | Vail | Mykonos | Aspen

He has five restaurants, Armani, Matsuhisa, Nobu, Ubon by Nobu, and Next Door Nobu. Armani is located in Milan and was opened in 2000. Matsuhisa has several branches in Beverly Hills, California (opened 1987), Aspen, Colorado (opened 1998), Vail, Colorado (opened 2011), Denver, Colorado (opened 2016), Munich (opened 2016), St. Moritz, Switzerland (opened 2017), Mykonos, Greece, and Paris (opened 2016).

Nobu has branches in Chicago (Opened 2020), Dallas (Opened 2006), Hong Kong (opened 2006), Kuala Lumpur (opened 2014), Las Vegas (opened 1999), Los Cabos, Mexico (opened 2019), Mexico City (opened 2009), Mexico City (opened 2014), London (opened 1997), Los Angeles (opened 2008), Malibu (opened 1999), Perth (opened 2011), Melbourne (opened 2007), Miami Beach (opened 2001), New York (opened 1994), San Diego (opened 2007), Tokyo (opened 1998), Waikiki (opened 2007), Washington, D.C. (opened 2017), Atlantis, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai (opened 2006), Berkley, London (opened 2005), Crescent Court, Dallas (opened 2005), and Fifty Seven, New York City (opened 2005)

Ubon by Nobu has a branch in London (opened in 2000) and another branch in Manila, City of Dreams (opened in 2015). Next Door Nobu has one branch in  New York City (opened in 1998) and another branch in Monte Carlo, Monaco.

Nobu Matsuhisa Movies | Casino

Apart from being a chef, Nobu has had small roles in three major films. He appeared in Casino in 1995 alongside his business partner Robert De Niro. Nobu appeared in Austin Powers in Goldmember in 2002 and in Memoirs of a Geisha in 2005)

Nobu Matsuhisa Awards

The chef received the James Beard Foundation Award in 1995 and was nominated for it several times in the following years.

Nobu Matsuhisa House

In the summer of 2013, Nodu and his wife bought a massive manse in the exclusive Bel-Air neighborhood of Los Angeles, Califonia. The mansion cost the chef g $15.625 million. Real Estalker, a real estate blog that first reported on the purchase, notes that the home was commissioned by the former owners of Architectural Digest magazine, Cleon and Betty Knapp. The Bel-Air property was designed by famous architect Hugh Newell Jacobson. It boasts more than 13,000 square feet of living space, courtyards, glass corridors, and a sculpture or two.

Nobu Matsuhisa Las Vegas

There are at least 15 Nobu hotels as of March 2021. Those hotels are located in different places such as Chicago, Ibiza, and Las Vegas. There are two in London, Los Cabos, Manila,  Malibu, Miami Beach, Marbella, Warsaw, Palo Alto,  Australia, Perth, Doha, and Barcelona.

Nobu Matsuhisa Books

– 2007 Nobu West. ( With Edwards Mark)
– 20-1 Nobu: The Cookbook. ( With Niro, Robert De)
– 2005 Nobu Now.
– 2018 Nobu Miami: The Party Cookbook. ( With Buckley, Thomas)
– 2012 Nobu’s Vegetarian Cookbook.
-2019 World of Nobu.
-2014 Nobu: A Memoir.

Nobu Matsuhisa Net Worth

He is a Japanese celebrity chef and restaurateur with an estimated net worth of $200 million.

How Old Is Nobu Matsuhisa

Nobu is 73 years old. He was born on March 10, 1949, in Saitama, Japan.

Is Nobu Matsuhisa Married

Yes. The chef is married to  Yoko Matsuhisa. The couple shares two children.

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