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President Obama shakes hands with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe before a private dinner at Sukiyabashi Jiro on April 23. / Jim Watson, AFP/Getty Images

When in Japan, have some sushi.

That was on the menu Wednesday night in Tokyo as President Obama did some dinner diplomacy with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

"That's some good sushi right there," Obama told reporters after the meal at Sukiyabashi Jiro, one of the world's finest sushi restaurants.

The 10-seat restaurant -- the first of its kind to win a three-star Michelin Guide rating -- is the subject of a well-regarded 2011 documentary film, Jiro Dreams of Sushi. It is a pilgramage site for sushi lovers worldwide.

While located in the glitzy Ginza district, Sukiyabashi Jiro is located within the confines of a Tokyo subway station.

In a restaurant on the same basement floor, diners peeked through the windows and aimed cameras at the two leaders for some snapshots.

From the AFP wire service:

"Sukiyabashi Jiro's less-than-plush surroundings notwithstanding, it is the proud possessor of three Michelin stars, and gourmets flock to pay a minimum $300 for 20 pieces of sushi chosen by the 88-year-old patron, Jiro Ono."



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