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Obama Dines On $300 Sushi in Tokyo...[only the best]
« on: April 23, 2014, 02:00:17 PM »
http://www.businessinsider.com/obama-jiro-dreams-of-sushi-2014-4

Obama Is Eating At The Legendary 'Jiro Dreams Of Sushi' Restaurant
Brett LoGiurato

Apr. 23, 2014, 9:02 AM   

On the first day of President Barack Obama's trip to Asia, he and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe dined at a legendary sushi restaurant made famous by a 2011 documentary.

The restaurant, Sukiyabashi Jiro, earned a rare three-star Michelin rating, which means it has "exceptional cuisine" and is "worth a special journey."

It is one of 13 three-star restaurants in Tokyo, and there are only 10 seats. That combination makes it especially hard to secure reservations. In early April the restaurant was already fully booked until the beginning of May.

Chef Jiro Ono, 87, is considered to be one of the top sushi chefs in the world. Ono prepares the sushi himself. His recommended special course — which features a rare, endangered species of bluefin tuna — starts at about $300. It includes more than a dozen courses served in about 20 minutes.

Obama and Abe's dinner lasted about an hour and a half.

"That's some good sushi right there," Obama told reporters as he left the restaurant.

Obama and Abe were joined at dinner by the U.S. ambassador to Japan, Caroline Kennedy, and White House national security adviser Susan Rice.

The dinner kicked off Obama's week in Asia, as he finally makes the trip he canceled last fall because of the federal government shutdown. Obama's trip is meant to reassure allies in Japan and South Korea amid rising tensions with China and, more unpredictability, North Korea.


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Re: Obama Dines On $300 Sushi in Tokyo...[only the best]
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2014, 02:06:34 PM »
The DPRK is nothing but talk, and China is too interested in expansion to risk war with allies of the United States.
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Re: Obama Dines On $300 Sushi in Tokyo...[only the best]
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2014, 03:01:18 PM »
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"That's some good sushi right there," Obama told reporters as he left the restaurant.
When did he turn into Larry the Cable Guy or Junior Samples?

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Obama and Abe were joined at dinner by the U.S. ambassador to Japan, Caroline Kennedy, and White House national security adviser Susan Rice.
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Re: Obama Dines On $300 Sushi in Tokyo...[only the best]
« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2014, 05:08:03 PM »
When did he turn into Larry the Cable Guy or Junior Samples?
What's wrong with this administration, in a nutshell. The incompetent appointing the incompetent to  not do their jobs - incompetently.

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Re: Obama Dines On $300 Sushi in Tokyo...[only the best]
« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2014, 05:39:33 PM »
Serve him the fugu, improperly prepared.
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Re: Obama Dines On $300 Sushi in Tokyo...[only the best]
« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2014, 06:01:00 PM »
Serve him the fugu, improperly prepared.

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Re: Obama Dines On $300 Sushi in Tokyo...[only the best]
« Reply #6 on: April 23, 2014, 06:37:50 PM »
Serve him the fugu, improperly prepared.
Mmm, that's good eatin' right thar, with jes' a dap o' ketchup onnit.
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