President Obama Dreams of (and Dines) at Jiro Restaurant


President Obama got to dine at the famous Jiro restaurant, something most of us only dream about.

President Obama won’t have to dream of this world-famous sushi any longer! While visiting Japan, the U.S. president dined with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at Sukiyabashi Jiro, the famous three-Michelin star restaurant owned by Jiro Ono. Thanks to the 2011 documentary Jiro Dreams of Sushi, the 89-year-old chef is well-known as one of the best, if not the best, sushi chef in the world.

The White House said that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and the president were joined by U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy and National Security Adviser Susan Rice. Details of the meal have not been disclosed to the public, but according to the restaurant’s website, the selection of sushi for the high-profile guests cost almost $300 per person.


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