Rising Star Chef Jihan Lee of Nami Nori - Biography

New York, NY

November 2020

At Masa, Chef Taka Sakaeda was also introduced to his future business partners, Chef Jihan Lee and former Director of Operations Lisa Limb. In 2018, Sakaeda teamed up with Lee and Limb to open Nami Nori (“naminori” meaning “to surf” or “to ride the wave”). At the more affordable, sustainability-focused, temaki-centric concept, the three owners—Executive Chef Sakaeda, Chef de Cuisine Lee and Managing Partner Limb—plan to open multiple Nami Nori locations across the nation, starting with a second Brooklyn location in 2021.