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Oldest Michelin three star chef

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  • Who: Jiro Ono

  • What: Oldest Michelin three star chef

  • Where: Japan

Jiro Ono (Japan, b. 27 October 1925), owner and chef of sushi restaurant ‘Sukiyabashi Jiro´ in Tokyo, Japan, was first awarded as a three star chef in the Michelin Guide Tokyo 2008 when he was 82 years old. At the age of 83, he is the world´s oldest Michelin three star chef.

The small basement restaurant does not have a menu.   They do not accept payment by credit cards, and the price of the set course starts from 27,000 yen (£188).   Currently, the restaurant is fully booked for 3 months. 


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