Jiro’s exacting standards and tireless work ethic have made him legendary among global foodies.
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U.S. President Barack Obama dined at a tiny Tokyo sushi restaurant Wednesday evening – a place with three coveted Michelin stars but only a handful of seats – ruled with an iron rod by its redoubtable 88-year-old owner, Jiro.Sukiyabashi Jiro – the venue for Wednesday's dinner – has 24 seats, sits in a slightly scruffy basement of an aging commercial building and is connected to a Tokyo subway station.The establishment is the proud bearer of three Michelin stars, awarded first when the Tokyo edition of the guide was launched in 2007, and renewed every year since.The restaurant offers set courses only, consisting of 20 pieces of sushi, with prices starting at 30,000 yen ($300) per person.
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