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Jiro Dreams of Sushi

Jiro Dreams of Sushi
Jiro Dreams of Sushi Rating: 76 out of 100 based on 17 reviews.
JIRO DREAMS OF SUSHI is the story of 85 year-old Jiro Ono, considered by many to be the world's greatest sushi chef. He is the proprietor of Sukiyabashi Jiro, 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 pilgrimage, calling months in advance and shelling out top dollar for a coveted seat at Jiro's sushi bar.
Production
Director:David Gelb
Producer:Joey Carey (executive producer)
Ross M. Dinerstein (co-executive producer)
Kevin Iwashina (producer)
Stefan Nowicki (executive producer)
Tom Pelligrini (producer)
Matt Weaver (executive producer)
Chris Kelly (executive producer)
Reviews for Jiro Dreams of Sushi
The A.V. Club
David Gelb’s documentary Jiro Dreams Of Sushi shows what a meal at Sukiyabashi Jiro is like: each morsel prepared simply and perfectly, then replaced by another as soon as the previous piece is consumed, with no repetition of courses.
Read review8 Mar 2012
New York Post
Are you willing to drop nearly $400 for a sushi dinner served at the counter of a tiny restaurant hidden away in a drab subway station in Tokyo’s Ginza district? Lots of people are, according to the mouthwatering documentary “Jiro Dreams of Sushi.’’
Read review8 Mar 2012
Washington Post
David Gelb's documentary "Jiro Dreams of Sushi" conjures up well-worn adages. "Practice makes perfect" is the first that leaps out watching chef Jiro Ono's tireless quest for excellence. And the appearance of his unassuming, subterranean 10-seat...
Read review23 Mar 2012
Philly.com
David Gelb's thoughtful and wonderful documentary, Jiro Dreams of Sushi, explores the dedication of this humble, bespectacled man, and the Zen-like focus he has for his work - or, as many would claim, for his art.
Read review22 Mar 2012
HollywoodChicago.com
The makers behind “Jiro Dreams of Sushi” appear to have followed that same philosophy while tackling this material. Instead of utilizing the structure of a densely detailed documentary, the film centers its focus on the events presently...
Read review6 Apr 2012
Reviews for Jiro Dreams of Sushi
The A.V. Club
David Gelb’s documentary Jiro Dreams Of Sushi shows what a meal at Sukiyabashi Jiro is like: each morsel prepared simply and perfectly, then replaced by another as soon as the previous piece is consumed, with no repetition of courses.
Read review8 Mar 2012
New York Post
Are you willing to drop nearly $400 for a sushi dinner served at the counter of a tiny restaurant hidden away in a drab subway station in Tokyo’s Ginza district? Lots of people are, according to the mouthwatering documentary “Jiro Dreams of Sushi.’’
Read review8 Mar 2012
Washington Post
David Gelb's documentary "Jiro Dreams of Sushi" conjures up well-worn adages. "Practice makes perfect" is the first that leaps out watching chef Jiro Ono's tireless quest for excellence. And the appearance of his unassuming, subterranean 10-seat...
Read review23 Mar 2012
Philly.com
David Gelb's thoughtful and wonderful documentary, Jiro Dreams of Sushi, explores the dedication of this humble, bespectacled man, and the Zen-like focus he has for his work - or, as many would claim, for his art.
Read review22 Mar 2012
HollywoodChicago.com
The makers behind “Jiro Dreams of Sushi” appear to have followed that same philosophy while tackling this material. Instead of utilizing the structure of a densely detailed documentary, the film centers its focus on the events presently...
Read review6 Apr 2012
iHaveNet.com
There's so much drooly food on TV these days, it takes an exceptional subject to arrest our senses and hold our attention. Now 86, Jiro Ono -- the world's premier sushi chef -- is that subject. And the lovely little documentary "Jiro Dreams of Sushi"...
Slant Magazine
With a title like Jiro Dreams of Sushi, one expects lots of shots of sushi in the process of being made and consumed. In this regard, director David Gelb doesn't disappoint: The film every so often practically swims in close-up shots of freshly made...
Read review22 Apr 2011
The Globe And Mail
The quintessential “lifestyle” documentary, Jiro Dreams of Sushi combines a profile of a celebrity chef, a quick cultural immersion and many mouth-watering montages of food preparation in one package. Akin to one of The New Yorker’s vintage profiles...
Read review16 Mar 2012
MSN
"Ultimate simplicity leads to purity." That's the explanation a food expert gives for the apparently sublime elegance of the sushi crafted by Jiro Ono. The octogenarian chef runs a small (10-seat) restaurant in Tokyo where a meal will set you back...
Entertainment Weekly
What's the greatest sushi restaurant in the world? According to many in Japan (not to mention the Michelin Guide), it's a modest little hole-in-the-wall sushi bar tucked inside a Tokyo subway station and run by Jiro Ono, the 85-year-old subject...
Read review21 Mar 2012
Sacramento News & Review
Jiro Ono is widely reported to be world’s best sushi chef, and as this documentary reveals, he sets an elegant if also daunting example for devotion to deliciousness. The title of director David Gelb’s reverie does not exaggerate, and the unexpected...
Read review19 Apr 2012
RedEye
Like many of us, Jiro Oro possesses an intense love of sushi. Unlike the rest of us, the award-winning Japanese chef knows first-hand the value of massaging an octopus for 40-50 minutes to give it a soft texture. I mean, when I massage an octopus...
Read review5 Apr 2012
Laramie Movie Scope
Living in Laramie, Wyoming, you would not expect to see much sushi around here, but there is lots of sushi in Laramie. There is sushi in the north part of town, in the south part of town, east, west, downtown, everywhere. We've got sushi running out of...
Read review30 Nov 2012
The Sydney Morning Herald
Jiro Ono really did dream about sushi when he was a young man learning his craft in Tokyo after World War II. The restaurants in which he worked followed the rules established more than 100 years earlier. He wanted to experiment, but his superiors said...
Read review12 May 2012
ABC Radio (Australia)
Jiro Ono is essentially considered the greatest living sushi chef on the planet, and this unassuming, very warm documentary takes a close look at the man, his restaurant, his admirers, his methods, and, perhaps most pertinently, his staff...
Read review21 May 2012
MovieXclusive.com
It is a sad but true fact that modern-day society has tended to place too much emphasis on the pursuit of success defined in tangible and even grandiose forms but not so much on the far more meaningful pursuit of perfection.
TotalFilm.com
You don't need to be a foodie to appreciate this charming documentary, which delves in to the life and work of Tokyo sushi master Jiro Ono.
Read review13 Dec 2012
Cast
Masuhiro Yamamoto...Himself
Daisuke Nakazama...Himself
Hachiro Mizutani...Himself
Harutaki Takahashi...Himself
Hiroki Fujita...Himself
Tsunenori Ida...Himself
Toichiro Iida...Himself
Akihiro Oyama...Himself
Shizuo Oyama...Himself
Hiroshi Okuda...Himself
Yukio Watanabe...Himself
Kazunori Kumakawa...Himself
Kazuo Fukaya...Himself
Syozo Someya...Himself
Hiromichi Honda...Himself
Production
Director:David Gelb
Producer:Joey Carey (executive producer)
Ross M. Dinerstein (co-executive producer)
Kevin Iwashina (producer)
Stefan Nowicki (executive producer)
Tom Pelligrini (producer)
Matt Weaver (executive producer)
Chris Kelly (executive producer)
Cinematographer:David Gelb
Editing:Brandon Driscoll-Luttringer
United States21 Apr 2012
Sweden9 Nov 2011
Netherlands31 May 2012
IsraelIsrael15 Jul 2011
Belgium15 Oct 2011
Denmark15 Mar 2012
Canada16 Mar 2012
Poland25 May 2012
Italy8 Jun 2012
Singapore26 Jul 2012
Hungary20 Dec 2012
Ireland11 Jan 2013
United Kingdom11 Jan 2013
Japan2 Feb 2013