Ippei Uemura, ©DavidGirard.photographe 06. September 2020

Chef Ippei Uemura

Born in Kyoto, chef Ippei Uemura has shaped his cooking style between his roots and his travels.

After spending a decade learning traditional Japanese cuisine in the land of the rising sun, the chef traveled all over the world before settling in Marseille in 2003. Today, Ippei is the most “Marseillais Japanese” and the most “Japanese Marseillais”.

As a charismatic chef from Marseille Ippei Uemura, defends the local gastronomy and local producers. He enjoys the contact with the products and with those who produce them. He teaches the local fishermen about the ancient Japanese techniques of Ikejima, picks grapes in the vineyards of Cassis, prepares eels in St Chamas… or in Japan where he designs the dishes he uses in his restaurant.

Chef Ippei Uemura created the concept of “nomade Kaiseki” which was a success and which enabled the Tabi restaurant in Marseille (165 Corniche Kennedy), the temple of the Provencal Kaiseki, to receive 3 toques and a 15/20 rating in the Gault & Millau guide, as well as a Michelin plate.

The chef is a cantor of the cuisine at the crossroads of Japanese techniques and local Provencal products, for which he received a special award for seafood from the Gault & Millau guide in 2018, as well as the award for young talents in 2017.