Jiro Dreams of Sushi (2012)

  • Documentary, Biography
  • 1h 21m
“All I want to do is make better sushi”

Nonagenarian Jiro Ono is the sushi master. As the owner of Sukiyabashi Jiro, one of the most famous sushi restaurants in the world — with three Michelin stars and only ten seats available on any given night — his reputation for forensic attention-to-detail is second to none. From filmmaker David Gelb, this enthralling documentary follows him during his daily routine as he sets out to achieve gastronomic and aesthetic perfection. Meanwhile Ono must grapple with his personal legacy, as represented by his two sushi chef sons. His eldest child Yoshikazu is obligated to succeed his dad one day (daunting) while Takahashi, the youngest, has left his father’s flagship restaurant to start his own in Roppongi Hills.

“A dream, indeed. Sure to delight foodies and cinephiles alike” — Time Out


David Gelb