Masa Takayama net worth: Masa Takayama is a Japanese chef and entrepreneur who has a net worth of $10 million. Masa Takayama was born in Kuroiso, Tochigi, Japan in May 1954. He is the owner and chef of the three-Michelin-starred Japanese and sushi restaurant Masa in Manhattan, New York City. Takayama also owns Bar Masa in New York City and at the Aria Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. He began by cutting fish for his parents’ fish shop and catering business. After graduating high school Takayama served an eight year apprenticeship at Sushiko in Tokyo. His first United States restaurant Saba-ya was opened in Los Angeles in 1980 and his second was Ginza Sushiko. His Bara Masa in Las Vegas included the upscale shabu-shabu dining room Shaboo which charges about $500 per person without drinks.