Hearing “The World’s Best Sushi Restaurant”, maybe you imagine a five-star luxury restaurant with spacious interior. However, Sukiyabashi Jiro is different. This is a rather small Sushi Bar located in the basement of an office building near Ginza station, with a modest wooden counter and only 10 tables in the entire establishment.
Do not be fooled by its humble appearance. There is a brilliant mind inside of it, who made this restaurant famous all over the world. His name is Jiro Ono, due to his contribution to the culinary arts, the 89 years old man has the honor of the titles “Living National Treasure” and “Modern Master” by Japanese Government. Jiro is the first sushi chef who holds 3 Michelin stars.
In Sukiyabashi Jiro, all the food is in a very fresh condition, the chef makes vinegar by himself. The quality of sushi does not merely comes from the best raw materials. Jiro himself measures the rice one by one. He does not let any of his assistants help him shape the rice for sushi because the size might become different.
Jiro’s attention to details make all the sushi in Sukibayashi Jiro created with precision. The comparison of fish, rice temperature, way of placing sushi on the plate, all show a high level of skills which he mastered. The sushi are freshly made when ordered, so the rice is still warm when presented in front of you.
However, Jiro and all of his assistants don’t speak English. But if you understand Japanese, you will know that Jiro also has a great sense of humor. Although he is well-know as the world’s best sushi chef, he is never satisfied and is still chasing perfection. So there is no need to think why David Gelb made a documentary film titled “Jiro Dreams of Sushi”.
World-renowned chef, Anthony Bourdain enthrone Sukiyabashi Jiro as the best sushi restaurant in the world. And Joel Robuchon, a French chef, also favored this sushi bar. In addition, this restaurant has opened a branch in Roppongi Hills, Minato, Tokyo, which received 2 Michelin stars. The manager is Jiro’s son, his name is Takashi Ono.
Want to taste this special sushi? Prepare around 24-33 thousand yen in cash, because they don’t accept credit or debit cards. Satisfy your inner foodie guys!