Hisayuki "Max" Muramatsu

Max moved to the Monterey Peninsula in 1989, becoming a Member in Good Standing of the Monterey Bay Chapter of Les Toque Blanches. After 7 years as executive chef at Anton & Michel, a prestigious restaurant in Carmel, Max left to start his own restaurant with his lovely wife and partner Yuko. Opening its doors in the spring of 2003, Max’s Grill on Forest Avenue in Pacific Grove focuses on offering the freshest of food with warm, family-like friendliness. Max personally makes everything from scratch – even his own bread.  He changes a number of his menu items regularly to take advantage of the area’s seasonal offerings in both fresh seafood and produce and to provide new culinary delights for his regular customers.

...offering the freshest of food with warm, family-like friendliness.

Max’s Grill has received rave reviews by numerous food editors. These rewarding compliments are a testament to Max’s impeccable credentials and the professional awards that grace the walls of his new restaurant. Both he and Yuko are honored to have Max’s Grill recognized so enthusiastically. They and their staff look forward to welcoming you to Max’s Grill. 

Max Muramatsu
  • Owner and chef “Max” Muramatsu was born in Tokyo and received his classic culinary training in France. He was chef for “Maxim’s of Paris” in Tokyo for 15 years and was recognized twice for being the city’s “Best Chef.” He also won first place at the 1984 International Les Toques Blanches in Tokyo and received a Citation of Excellence Award in the 1985 Pierre Taittinger Trials and Awards cooking competition in Paris.