KINTSUGI Chef Jeff Okada Ramsey
Executive Chef

Jeff Okada Ramsey

Tokyo Michelin-starred Chef
Wining Challenger Chef, Iron Chef Thailand
Master Sushi Chef


American-Japanese Chef Jeff Okada Ramsey, known for his Michelin-starred cuisine in Tokyo, has garnered a well-deserved reputation for his exceptional culinary talent. His foundation of excellence in Japanese cuisine stems from his training with Masayoshi Kazato, the official Sushi Ambassador of Japan before becoming the first non-Japanese to be awarded the title World Champion Master Sushi Chef.

Chef Ramsey’s culinary path took an intriguing turn from his Japanese roots to discover and develop a bold experimental style that was cultivated by renowned Chef José Andrés, protégé of the legendary Catalonian chef Ferran Adrià of elBullí. Thereafter, he was handpicked by Japanese ‘super chef’ Hide Yamamoto as Executive Chef of Tapas Molecular Bar at the 6-star Mandarin Oriental Tokyo hotel. It was in this role that Ramsey explored his own style of modernist cooking, earning and retaining a Michelin Star.

With this Michelin background, Chef Ramsey traveled around the world and has been featured at numerous pop-up restaurants and also a sought-after culinary educator consulting on restaurant openings. Ramsey’s culinary journey took him to Kuala Lumpur where he created Babe and Japas with The Clearwater Group, and was followed by the opening of Kintsugi by Jeff Ramsey in Bangkok, which quickly gained recognition as one of the most exceptional Japanese restaurants in Bangkok, including being voted the Best Japanese Restaurant in Thailand and received the prestigious Michelin Selected recognition, a testament to its status as a culinary gem.

In addition to his many accolades, Chef Ramsey’s culinary prowess was further recognized in 2022 when he was awarded the prestigious title of Winning Challenger Chef for Iron Chef Thailand. His .remarkable achievement in the Iron Chef competition added another milestone to his already illustrious career, solidifying his status as a true culinary maestro.

KINTSUGI Kuala Lumpur now serves as a manifestation of Chef Ramsey’s passion and dedication to the craft. Here, he artfully brings together the essence of kaiseki and sushi omakase, seamlessly blending them with his modernist style. Chef Ramsey humbly refers to Kintsugi as his “passion project,” a culinary masterpiece born from his vast experiences, always keeping the fundamentals of Japanese cuisine and sushi at its heart.