there have been online accusations that sushi jiro singapore tries to ride on the good name of the famed 3 star sukiyabashi jiro in tokyo where abe and obama once shared shoyu. some have even labelled sushi jiro in singapore as ‘fake news’, ‘pirates’ and so on. these ‘voices’ surprise me as much as they would have einstein who one said that the difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has limits.
jiro is a japanese name probably as common as tan, pillai, de souza or singh in singapore. It wouldn’t be a stretch to assume that there’s more than one restaurant in japan with jiro in it’s name. i’m thinking these would number in the hundreds if not thousands. believe it or not the sushi jiro was named after its founder nakano jiro.
sushi jiro first opened its doors to customers in the east coast almost 20 years ago, long, long before director david gelb shot both himself and chef jiro ono to international fame with jiro dreams of sushi. It was a casual neighbourhood restaurant offering a menu featuring a comprehensive range of japanese favourites. they recently moved to 5 star marina mandarin singapore where the new digs are set in the traditional style of a typical upmarket sushi restaurant in tokyo. the interior is simple yet warm and welcoming with a long sushi bar taking center stage.
it is now home to fine edomae styled sushi, serving up handpicked premium produce air-flown up to 4 times a week from japan. sushi jiro is renowned for their sushi and omakase courses served by a seasoned japanese culinary team.