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Obama Lands Table at World's Most Exclusive Sushi Restaurant in Tokyo
NBC News ^ | 4/23/14 | Alexander Smith

Posted on 04/23/2014 7:41:13 AM PDT by jimbo123

President Barack Obama grabbed dinner at one of the world's most exclusive restaurants while visiting Tokyo on Wednesday.

Sukiyabashi Jiro has no set menu and meals typically last 15 to 20 minutes - but 20 pieces of sushi will set you back 30,000 Japanese yen (about $300).

And that's if you're lucky enough to land one of only ten seats in the cozy basement venue.

(Excerpt) Read more at nbcnews.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: jiro; letthemeatcake; obama; obamanomics; splurge; sushi

1 posted on 04/23/2014 7:41:13 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

Must have been hard to pilot that table!


2 posted on 04/23/2014 7:41:49 AM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: jimbo123

...and boy, are his arms tired!


3 posted on 04/23/2014 7:43:02 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: Darksheare

Ha!


4 posted on 04/23/2014 7:43:30 AM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: jimbo123

Does $300’s worth of sushi count as “splurging?”


5 posted on 04/23/2014 7:45:20 AM PDT by Lou L (Health "insurance" is NOT the same as health "care")
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To: jimbo123

Give him a fugu on rye.


6 posted on 04/23/2014 7:45:37 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: andyk

;-)


7 posted on 04/23/2014 7:45:41 AM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: jimbo123

As an aside, I highly recommend the documentary about this place, Jiro Dreams of Sushi. Should be still on Netflix.

It’s a little 10 seat place in a subway station. And talk about a work ethic.

Anyway ... again. Highly recommend.


8 posted on 04/23/2014 7:45:59 AM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: jimbo123

Wow, he must be a rich man to be able to afford this.

How much does he have? Must be upwards of $17 Trillions.

[He is of that “new money” ilk]


9 posted on 04/23/2014 7:46:06 AM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: jimbo123

There are no tables there. It’s all seats at the counter. The documentary about the place, “Jiro Dreams of Sushi” is great, all about practicing to reach perfection.


10 posted on 04/23/2014 7:46:30 AM PDT by Bubba Ho-Tep ("More weight!"--Giles Corey)
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To: All

Jiro Dreams of Sushi Official Trailer #1 - Jiro Ono Documentary

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M-aGPniFvS0


11 posted on 04/23/2014 7:47:41 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: RIghtwardHo

Jiro’s work ethic is something that Obama and his minions despise. It goes against everything they stand for.


12 posted on 04/23/2014 7:49:12 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

The satire just writes itself these days. Where is the president of the commoner?


13 posted on 04/23/2014 7:51:37 AM PDT by AD from SpringBay (http://jonah2eight.blogspot.com/)
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To: jimbo123

Obama and his despicable wife are nothing more than the “gibs me dat” variety, on steroids.


14 posted on 04/23/2014 7:53:47 AM PDT by bkopto (Free men are not equal. Equal men are not free.)
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To: jimbo123

While prices can be high in Tokyo, $300 for 20 pieces of sushi on a rush, rush schedule seems pretentious at least. A “stand in line” sushi place in Shinjuku seem the better choice and likely better sushi.


15 posted on 04/23/2014 7:54:14 AM PDT by JimSEA
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To: RIghtwardHo

I agree, it is excellent.


16 posted on 04/23/2014 7:55:04 AM PDT by CityCenter (Resist Obamacare!)
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To: jimbo123
Obastard and family is perfectly fine with a solid work ethic, as long as it is used to service them.
17 posted on 04/23/2014 7:57:45 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: jimbo123

Hey Barry...try the puffer fish!


18 posted on 04/23/2014 7:58:10 AM PDT by House Atreides
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To: jimbo123

Probably ordered the California Roll.


19 posted on 04/23/2014 7:59:57 AM PDT by Focault's Pendulum (I live in NJ....' Nuff said!)
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To: House Atreides

How many seats were taken by the royal taste (i.e. Poison) tester?


20 posted on 04/23/2014 8:16:48 AM PDT by AdSimp
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To: jimbo123; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows; GeronL
...20 pieces of sushi will set you back 30,000 Japanese yen (about $300).

Don't fret, Obama can afford it. His plane ticket there and accommodations were FREE.

21 posted on 04/23/2014 8:17:12 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: bkopto
despicable wife

smells like rotten fish.

22 posted on 04/23/2014 8:17:23 AM PDT by USS Alaska (Exterminate the terrorist savages, everywhere.)
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To: RIghtwardHo
Yes, I saw it on PBS a couple of months ago. It was an outstanding documentary. The owner of the restaurant is like a Zen master of sushi. The restaurant is so small the patrons have to use the subway restrooms (which are probably immaculate compared to American public restrooms).

Excellent program

23 posted on 04/23/2014 8:17:49 AM PDT by clintonh8r (Don't give up! The liberals are buggering and aborting themselves into extinction.)
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To: jimbo123; JoeProBono
Did he bow to Jiro-san?


24 posted on 04/23/2014 8:19:48 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: clintonh8r
Obama is a celebrity over there. I'm surprised he even got charged for the meal.


25 posted on 04/23/2014 8:22:16 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: jimbo123

Hey....this would be a good time to

“Think Green”!

...isn’t that the part you want carefully excised from the puffer fish?


26 posted on 04/23/2014 8:24:37 AM PDT by G Larry (There's the Beef!)
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To: a fool in paradise


27 posted on 04/23/2014 8:34:19 AM PDT by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: JoeProBono

Is that a Japanese pajama boy in the background?


28 posted on 04/23/2014 8:37:29 AM PDT by Texas resident (The democrat party is now the CPUSA)
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To: Texas resident

Good eye.


29 posted on 04/23/2014 8:39:24 AM PDT by clintonh8r (Don't give up! The liberals are buggering and aborting themselves into extinction.)
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To: jimbo123

Sushi isn’t food it’s chum.


30 posted on 04/23/2014 8:50:46 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: CityCenter; jimbo123

Its gotta be the service. Preparing raw fish sounds pretty easy.


31 posted on 04/23/2014 8:58:37 AM PDT by skimbell
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