President Obama Ate at Jiro Ono’s Sushi Restaurant

“Hey, come on guys, we only have ten seats and lots of other people are waiting.” Photo: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images

National Security Adviser Susan Rice, Ambassador Caroline Kennedy, President Obama, and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe just took up four of the ten counter seats at the subterranean Sukiyabashi Jiro. (You may know it as one of the most respected, and most difficult to get into, sushi restaurants in the world, presided over by Jiro Ono, the octogenarian chef made famous in the 2011 documentary Jiro Dreams of Sushi.)

The streets have been blocked off in Ginza, and various security personnel have apparently crowded the area outside the serene sushi counter. Wonder what POTUS thought of the fish, which is served in a rapid-fire burst of courses during a 20-something minute meal.

Obama and Abe to huddle at venerable Tokyo sushi counter [Reuters]

President Obama Ate at Jiro Ono’s Sushi Restaurant