For those interested in how Japanese knives are deployed by the world's best, I recommend David Gelb’s documentary, "Jiro Dreams of Sushi". It was shown on PBS' Independent Lens show here last week. It chronicles Jiro Ono, acknowledged by many to be the world's greatest sushi chef and the holder, at age 86, of three Michelin stars for a restaurant that seats 10 and is located in a subway station! Enjoy! Tom
Yeah we went to see it in the theater and then I re-watched it on netflix last month. It is a little slow but it's a cool movie. I'm so fckd up I kept trying to see what kind of knives they were using. It really distracted me from watching the movie....lol
I would LOVE to eat there in May when I go to Tokyo for a few days. But it's outrageously expensive. I still might do it. It's a business expense.
chefknivestogo wrote:I would LOVE to eat there in May when I go to Tokyo for a few days. But it's outrageously expensive. I still might do it. It's a business expense.
Awesome, you should definitely go when you're there. You absolutely need to call early to make reservations though. We weren't able to get a reservation at the father's Sukiyabashi Jiro location so we went to his son's Sukiyabashi Jiro - Roppongi Hills branch instead. Not the best knife pic, but it's one of the few we managed to get between eating one of the most expensive meals of our life
if you are alone and speak Japanese with a slight accent, you won't be served. You can have a local arrange and act as a chaperone for you and you'll be OK, if you book it now. He is booked 5-8 months in advance, like a nice camp site in San Diego area..