Years of Participation
Hamaya credits the uniqueness, structure, and style of the Japanese culture for his subsequent love of its cuisine. He believes strongly in honoring tradition while also maintaining seasonality and introducing bold flavors in his own dishes. An innate spirit to better himself every day remains a driving force for Hamaya’s success. He believes in taking advantage of produce from local farms, sourcing reputably and responsibly, and utilizing the freshest of fish, imported from Japan. At O-Ku, Hamaya finds joy in meaningful connection and purpose in the details of his work.