A Note on Our Expert: Susumu Ueda
Executive chef Susumu Ueda was born in the United States and raised in Japan and has lived everywhere from Belgrade to Athens. He began his career in 1998 at legendary sushi house Nobu New York, transferred to Nobu Malibu, and eventually landed executive chef at The Hump. The restaurant sits directly on the tarmac of Santa Monica Airport and retains the swank feeling of privacy and panache from flying’s heyday. Named for the slang term World War II pilots gave to the Himalayas, The Hump has a 180-degree view of the landing strip, the Pacific Ocean, the Santa Monica Mountains, and Hollywood.