Jiro dreams of sushi

(DVD - 2012 - Japanese)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Jiro dreams of sushi
The 85-year-old Jiro Ono is considered by many to be the world's greatest sushi chef. He is the proprietor of a 10-seat sushi-only restaurant inauspiciously located in a Tokyo subway station. Despite its humble appearances, it is the first restaurant of its kind to be awarded a prestigious 3-star Michelin review, and sushi lovers from around the globe make repeated pilgrimages, calling months in advance and shelling out top dollar for a coveted seat at Jiro's sushi bar.
Publisher: Los Angeles, Calif. : Magnolia Home Entertainment, [2012]
Edition: Widescreen
Branch Call Number: DVD 641.5092 JIRO
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (83 min.) :,sd., col. with b&w sequences ;,4 3/4 in


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Jan 26, 2015
  • texxytex rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Definitely not a great movie to pick up parenting tips but I loved this movie. Great visuals and a fuller account of one's life than you would normally get in a doc.

A fascinating look at Japanese culture and personal devotion through the lifework of a very special sushi chef.

At 85 world's greatest sushi chef strives to be even better while his son waits in the wings to succeed him. Fascinating movie.

Jan 11, 2014
  • ehm_chen rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A beautifully-shot love song to the art of sushi-making. A fascinating documentary about that gives insights about Japanese traditions and ways of thinking. I don't even like eating fish, but I still enjoyed this film thoroughly. Definitely not fast-paced, as someone mentioned earlier, but I was never bored.

Jan 05, 2014
  • sueannrich rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This movie is awesome. I am allergic to fish, so I cannot eat it. However I still loved this movie. You get to know Jiro so well by the time it is over you feel connected. I would love to travel to such places but I wonder what I would eat?

Aug 30, 2013
  • izzarina rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I loved this documentary even though I do not love sushi. Simple wisdom about satisfying work and constant learning.

Aug 26, 2013
  • 2101kol rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

A good look into Jiro's world.

Aug 22, 2013
  • akirakato rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This is a 2011 documentary directed by David Gelb.
The film follows Jiro Ono (小野次郎), an 85-year-old sushi master and owner of "Sukiyabashi Jiro (すきやばし次郎)"---a prestigious Michelin three-star restaurant.
He is one of the world's greatest sushi chefs.
But his sushi shop is a ten-seat sushi-only humble-looking restaurant.
He tries to perfect the art of sushi.
If you're a sushi-gourmet, this is a must-see to improve your knowledge about sushi and re-discover the fine art of sushi.
You would have to wait for three months to sit at his sushi bar.
The price starts at 30,000 yen---roughly, 300 Canadian dollars.
No customeres have ever regretted to pay that much after eating the exceptionally delicious ensamble of suchi.

Jul 13, 2013
  • macierules rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

This doc made me dream about sushi, too. Some really fascinating bits - especially the fish market.

May 09, 2013
  • d2013 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Recipient of many awards Jiro Ono still strive for perfection and believes there is always room for continuous improvement. For "foodies" it's a visual treat. Reservations at his restaurant must be made one month in advance. Delightful and worth the watch.

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Jun 08, 2013
  • Atsuo rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

the story of a man whose dedication to his calling has made him the most expensive and popular (with those who have money) sushiya in Japan.


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May 29, 2013
  • sky123 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Jiro: You must dedicate your life to mastering your skill. That's the secret of success... and is the key to being regarded honorably.


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