Chef Masa Profile

Master Sushi Chef Masazumi Saio

If you have spent any time getting to know the sushi scene in Austin, you know Masazumi Saio. The bespectacled and mustachioed chef worked at Uchi since opening day in 2003. In 2019, he took leave of his longtime home to partner with Takehiro and Kayo Asazu and open Uroko. The restaurant focuses on temaki (hand rolls) at lunch, and also offers sushi classes and weekend omakase (chef tasting).