Jiro Ono Biography
(Japanese Chef and Owner of Sukiyabashi Jiro)
Birthday: October 27, 1925 (Scorpio)
Born In: Japan
Jiro Ono is a Japanese chef who is credited by food artisans, contemporaries and critics as the greatest sushi craftsman alive. He is the owner of Sukiyabashi Jiro, a three-Michelin-starred internationally renowned Japanese sushi restaurant in Tokyo. Even at 91, his dedication towards making the best sushi is rock solid. Having started working in a restaurant at the age of seven, till date Ono leaves no stone unturned in his attempts to better his craft. Even after seven decades of professional cooking, Ono maintains his daily routine—rising early in the morning and doing the exact same thing as he did yesterday and the day before. He turned the reputation of his modestly located restaurant into one of global fame and recognition. Sukiyabashi Jiro is credited for providing the greatest sushi meal on Planet Earth and much of the credit goes to Jiro Ono who has relentlessly worked hard in perfecting his art. He is recognized for innovating methods used in modern sushi preparations. From the texture and flavour of the raw ingredients used, to the temperature at which the rice accompanied with sushi is served, Ono keeps a check of everything. He is truly a global icon of sushi shokunin!