Jiro Dreams of Sushi

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Jiro Dreams of Sushi

David Gelb (2011)

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This reverential documentary chronicles one man's obsession with creating the perfect sushi. That man is 85-year-old master chef Jiro Ono, whose Tokyo restaurant was the world's first sushi establishment to be awarded three coveted Michelin stars. The film also portrays his not-always-comfortable relationship with his son and eventual heir, Yoshikazu. The inscrutable and driven Jiro may be the star attraction here, but sharing top billing are his creations, which are mouthwateringly filmed and almost guaranteed to have viewers seeking out some decent imitations immediately. A feeling of repetition makes David Gelb's picture feel longer than its modest running time suggests, but, that aside, this is a bite-sized feast for foodies everywhere.


Documentary about 85-year-old Japanese chef Jiro Ono, who runs a small restaurant on a Tokyo subway station. The humble establishment is only able to accommodate 10 diners at a time, but has been awarded three Michelin stars and acclaimed as the home of the best sushi in the world. Ono shares his thoughts on work, family and the pursuit of perfection. In Japanese.

Cast & Crew

Director David Gelb

Other Information

Language: Japanese +subtitlesColourTheatrical distributor: SodaReleased on: 11 Jan 2013
Documentary Food