Sushi is simple. As should be your decision to try this unique Japanese cuisine at Tokoyo’s Sukiyabashi Jiro. One of only fifteen restaurants in the city awarded Michelin Guide’s three-star rating, Jiro is renowned as one of the best sushi experiences in the world. Sukiyabashi Jiro restaurant holds up to ten diners, and only accepts reservations via phone or person – in Japanese.
Don’t expect cheap rolls on a conveyor belt, or even a set menu. Chef Jiro Ono – who has been making sushi since the age of nine – determines the daily ingredients based on the freshest catch from that morning’s market. Jiro’s recommended course is comprised of twenty pieces, served one at a time, for 30,000 Japanese yen. (Or about$345.00 US dollars).
“But it is no use trying to skimp,” states Jiro’s website, “only a genuine professional sushi chef can reach your heart.”
The secret to Jiro’s international recognition can be found in the flavor of rice vinegar, made from an original recipe specially designed by Chef Jiro.
With only ten seats in the restaurant, reservations can book out up to a year in advance. But if you’re willing to wait, visit www.sushi-jiro.jp for reservation information. To find out more about this iconic Japanese sushi chef and his craft, watch the 2011 documentary “Jiro Dreams of Sushi.”