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

Arturo Melendez

Culinary Director

Hailing from Peru, Chef Arturo’s love of cooking began at an early age when he spent his days with his Grandmother helping her around the kitchen.

With a passion for the complexities and multiculturalism of Peruvian cuisine, Arturo was eager to bring the country’s unique recipes, flavours and culture to the world.His travels have brought him to South Africa, Hong Hong, Singapore and finally back to Hong Kong again where he has helmed the kitchen at TokyoLima since March 2017. In 2019, he was made Peruvian Culinary Director at Pirata Group and has since taken his talents to MEATS in redesigning the culinary experience for the Soho meat bar.

Arturo respects the traditional techniques and history behind each recipe, adding his own personal flair for food that makes each dish unforgettable.

Daniel Emulo

Head Chef

With over 20 years culinary experience in kitchens, clubs and hotels across South America, Europe and Asia, Head Chef Daniel Emulo brings a skilled and confident hand to the MEATS kitchen team. Hailing originally from Argentina, the passion for cookery began early there with the Pestana Hotel Group before moving off to Madrid, Spain to chef and be a restaurateur on the continent. In 2016 he then ventured to Asia to work for Dining Concepts at Tango Argentinian Steakhouse, and now he brings his expertise in meaty menus, sizzling steaks and delightful dining experiences to MEATS for Pirata Group.  

Brian Marlien

General Manager

General Manager Brian Marlien is a tried and true hospitality globetrotter, having worked professionally in leading hotels and restaurants across Europe, Africa, North and South Asia. Having grown up in Hong Kong originally, Brian’s most recent experience was managing the dining programme at Kempinski Hotels.  Guided by his genuine passion for food & beverage,  Brian gladly shares his knowledge with team members and guests alike, in the never-ending quest of delivering extraordinarily memorable experiences for everyone in Meats & Tokyolima.  


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