He is the first sushi chef to receive 3 Michelin stars and considered by many to be the world’s greatest sushi chef. 85 year-old Jiro
Ono works at a tiny sushi bar in Tokyo. He is the owner of Sukiyabashi Jiro, a 10-seat, sushi-only restaurant inauspiciously located in a Tokyo subway station. Jiro Ono became the main character of a movie meditation on work, family, and the art of perfection, narrated photographic by director David Gelb in his feature film debut “Jiro Dreams of Sushi”. The video will be a delight both for gourmets and for cinephiles.
Despite its humble appearances, Sukiyabashi Jiro 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 pilgrimage, calling months in advance and shelling out top dollar for a coveted seat at Jiro’s sushi bar.
For most of his life, Jiro has been mastering the art of making sushi, but even at his age he sees himself still striving for perfection, working from sunrise to well beyond sunset to taste every piece of fish; meticulously train his employees; and carefully mold and finesse the impeccable presentation of each sushi creation. At the heart of this story is Jiro’s relationship with his eldest son Yoshikazu, the worthy heir to Jiro’s legacy, who is unable to live up to his full potential in his father’s shadow.
The feature film debut of director David Gelb, Jiro Dreams of Sushi is a thoughtful and elegant meditation on work, family, and the art of perfection, chronicling Jiro’s life as both an unparalleled success in the culinary world, and a loving yet complicated father.