What is MASIA
MASIA in Catalan means a farmers’ family house in the countryside.
Owned by the same family for generations, many of them become restaurants over the years.
The dishes are totally based on traditional home cooking combined with modern techniques.
MASIA is a unique restaurant which Chef Mateu Villaret creates with his new concept and style.
In MASIA we want to bring diners the authentic flavours of Spain with deep ties to Catalonia.
MASIA specializes in Catalan and Spanish ingredients as well as the best seasonal produce of Japanese resources.
Chef Mateu Villaret’s philosophy is Catalan roots, Spanish soul and Japanese produce.
Mateu grew up with the great nature of Catalonia, surrounded by mountains and the sea. Since his childhood, he was curious about the food he ate at home, cooked by mum, from La Mancha (Madrid), and by dad, from Catalonia and
by grandma, from Andalucia.
It was natural that he chose his life to become a chef, sharing the beauty of the local cuisine with guests.
He worked in top famous restaurants in Spain, Holland, Singapore.
Then he got a chance to work in Hajime, in Osaka, one of the top gastronomic restaurants with Michelin 3 stars, which allowed him to get another chance to be the chef of the Catalan restaurant Maspi, also in Osaka.
With its unique style of cuisine, Maspi's fame quickly spread, not only in Osaka but all over Japan.
In 2022, he finally opened his own restaurant, MASIA, in Ginza, Tokyo.