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Jiro Dreams of Sushi

by Molly Jacobson on April 17, 2012

We have a date with foodie friends to see Jiro Dreams of Sushi on Saturday. We could not be more excited to watch an entire film about the only sushi chef in the world to receive 3 Michelin stars. Tell me this doesn’t look dazzling:


But here’s the problem: watching this movie is going to make us crave excellent sushi, and the most excellent sushi on Maui will not be available to us directly after the movie. (It’s playing in a Kahului theater, and only in the afternoon. Our very favorite sushi place — Koiso — is in Kihei, and doesn’t open until 6pm, which means there will be an intolerable gap in time between stimulation-of and satisfaction-of our craving. Also, it’s Tuesday, and I bet Hiro doesn’t have reservations available for Saturday night at this point.)

We considered skipping the movie altogether, but there’s something profoundly wrong with us if we really can’t tolerate this. Right?

We’ll figure it out.

UPDATE: later in the evening:

Oh. No. James just called to see if our reservation could be squeezed in for Saturday. We figure even if we have to wait until 8pm to eat, it will be worth it.

But Hiro-san is going to Honolulu this weekend. He will be closed on Saturday.

To say we’re heartbroken is an understatement.

We’re going to have to do something seriously decadent to make up for this. Any ideas? My brain is broken.

About Molly Jacobson

Molly Jacobson contributes 226 post in this blog.

Editor of the second best-selling guidebook to MauiTop Maui Restaurants, Molly has called Maui home since 2005.

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