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Daisuke Nakazawa first appeared in the acclaimed 2011 documentary Jiro Dreams of Sushi as the apprentice to the famed sushi master. After spending 11 years learning from the best, Nakazawa went on to open his own restaurant, Sushi Nakazawa, in New York City, which has received rave reviews from critics and foodies.

In Japan, sushi making is almost an art form, but its prestige has been devalued in the US with the adoption of cheap alternatives like convenience store rolls and “fusion” creations like the California Roll. However as renowned sushi chefs like Daisuke Nakazawa come stateside, they can instill some of that respect back into the delicacy.

Nakazawa recently teamed up with Buzzfeed’s Tasty food channel to speak on his decision to break off from Jiro and go solo in his own restaurant endeavors. While sharing his story, Nakazawa perfectly crafts some immaculate looking sushi with some of the most beautiful looking cuts of sashimi ever seen. Don’t watch the video below if hungry.

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Rex Pham

Originally from the Bay Area, who then moved to Los Angeles, then out to New York City. NYU Stern MBA c/o 2014. Inspired by the grind of NYC to create something that has value. Lover of all things digital, culture, and brand strategy.

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