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.
He began working in restaurants at age 7 and eventually moved to Tokyo to apprentice.
He is considered an innovator in his field and responsible for helping to develop several modern sushi-cooking techniques.
His sons, Yoshikazu Ono and Takashi Ono, are also sushi chefs.
He has cooked sushi for President Barack Obama, who called Jiro's sushi the best he had ever eaten.