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Matt Abergel

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Matt Abergel

Matt Abergel is the Co-Owner and Executive Chef of Yardbird and RŌNIN in Hong Kong. At the beginning of his career, Matt worked in Japanese kitchens throughout Canada before moving to New York City to work under Masayoshi Takayama at Masa. When Matt moved to Hong Kong in 2009, the food culture of the city inspired him to open his own restaurant and in 2011, he opened Yardbird with his business partner, Lindsay Jang. Yardbird is a modern izakaya that specializes in chicken yakitori and since its inception, has garnered a great deal of local and international praise. In 2014, Yardbird ranked #45 on San Pellegrino’s list of the ’50 Best Restaurants’ in Asia. In 2013, Matt and Lindsay opened their second restaurant, RŌNIN – a dining bar focused on fish, seafood, and Japanese spirits. In 2017, RŌNIN ranked #45 on San Pellegrino’s list of the ’50 Best Restaurants’ in Asia. One year after opening RŌNIN, Matt and Lindsay decided to expand their culinary presence in Hong Kong once again with Sunday’s Grocery – an online curated convenience store that features the latest developments in food, drink, music, design, and culture from around the world.

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