Tetsuya Wakuda

Tetsuya Wakuda

Wakuda discovered a flair for cooking at 22, after he moved from Japan to Sydney. He opened his first restaurant, Tetsuya’s, in the Australian city in 1989, and it has been consistently included in the World’s 50 Best Restaurants list.

Wakuda also continues to win critical acclaim for Waku Ghin, his first overseas restaurant located in Marina Bay Sands.

Accolades

  • Awarded two Michelin stars for Waku Ghin in 2017 and 2018
  • Received Lifetime Achievement Award – Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2015
  • Waku Ghin made the San Pellegrino World’s 50 Best Restaurants list in 2012
  • Tetsuya’s was named Restaurant of the Year in Sydney Morning Herald’s Good Food Guide in 2008

Interview with Tetsuya Wakuda