The Team

The team at Honjo is peerless, having held positions in kitchens and hospitality all over the world for many years. The team comes together at Honjo to bring guests the ultimate dining experience. Expect delectable food, great drinks and attentive service.


Japanese Corporate Chef

Dan Segall has helped set the stage for some of the most respected restaurants in Asia. In 2006 he was tapped to open Rainer Becker’s London-based Zuma in Hong Kong, widely acclaimed as one of the best restaurants in Asia. Then in 2008, Segall went back to China to open M1NT Shanghai, a modern day members club, which instantly topped the charts as one of Shanghai elite’s favorite eateries. From there, Dan ventured to Singapore to open KU DE TA and then to serve as Group Executive Chef for Refinery Concepts, overseeing 6 brands, 10 outlets and 70 chefs, before becoming the International Development Chef of Pizza Express across Asia. Throughout his distinguished career, he has received a countless string of accolades from landing himself on Conde Nast Traveler’s coveted Hot List to San Pellegrino’s prestigious “50 Best Restaurants in the World”

A creative chef with a keen understanding of restaurant financials and a talent for successful new openings. With a career spanning three decades, Dan brings a wealth and variety of experience to the Pirata Group as he guides the Japanese culinary offerings.

Stephan Joubert

Executive Chef

Leading the culinary team at modern Japanese restaurant Honjo, Stephan is a chef with more than 10 years experience in high end kitchens across both international, Asian and Peruvian cuisines. A creative in the kitchen, Stephan is constantly creating new and exciting dishes using local products, putting his unique twist and interpretation on contemporary dishes. A South African who relishes new challenges and high pressure environments, Stephan brings out the best in his team in delivering extraordianry memorable experiences. For him, food is love.


General Manager 

The ever-affable Donal is the man about house at Honjo as well as the noisy downstairs neighbour TMK. Hailing from Ireland, Donal studied Hotel Management at the Commence Shannon College and began working at 4 and 5 star hotels in his home country before heading to London, UK to gain further experience. From there he realized his true passion for F&B and travel, a calling that eventually took him out to Hong Kong and Pirata Group. Part of the founding team at Honjo, Donal has risen quickly due to his friendly attitude and sterling work ethic to become GM of both restaurants in the building. Driven by his love of people and sharing great stories over a meal, Donal brings his all everyday and looks forward to hosting you all for years to come. 


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