Hideo Kuribara was born 15 December 1961 in Japan's Gunma Prefecture.
Ushiwakamaru was established in 1992 in Cliffside Park, New Jersey. It moved to West Houston Street in 2003 before settling in its current home in Chelsea.
Ochazuke is a simple Japanese dish made by pouring dashi (Japanese soup stock) over steamed rice and some toppings. The Ochazuke bar is open on Saturday night only, from midnight to 2am.