Jiro Ono

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Birthday
27, 1925
Birthplace
Japan
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
27, 1925 (age 93)
Birthplace
Japan

About

Japanese chef best known as the owner of Sukiyabashi Jiro, the renowned Japanese sushi restaurant in Ginza, Tokyo, Japan. He is the subject of the award-winning 2011 documentary Jiro Dreams of Sushi.

Before Fame

He began working in restaurants at age 7 and eventually moved to Tokyo to apprentice.

Trivia

He is considered an innovator in his field and responsible for helping to develop several modern sushi-cooking techniques.

Family Life

His sons, Yoshikazu Ono and Takashi Ono, are also sushi chefs.

Associated With

He has cooked sushi for President Barack Obama, who called Jiro's sushi the best he had ever eaten.