The Sushi Chef: Shark Hearts & Fish Sperm with Yoya Takahashi

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Yoya Takahashi once dreamt of following in his grandfather’s footsteps and becoming an actor. These days, the Executive Sushi Chef of Hamasaku has realized a different Hollywood dream with starlets (and execs) coming in for power lunches at his sushi bar in a nondescript strip mall in West LA. Takahashi takes his “art” very seriously, but that hasn’t stopped him from experimenting with nontraditional ingredients—fish sperm sushi, anyone?

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