Jiro Dreams of Sushi

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Presenter Jiro Ono Category BiographyFood & Drink Year 2011 Watch time 01:22:29

 

Jiro Dreams of Sushi is a 2011  documentary film directed by American filmmaker David Gelb (October 16, 1983) about the 85-year-old Japanese Sushi master Jiro Ono. Jiro owns one of the most renowned Sushi restaurants in all of Japan which has been awarded a rare 3 stars by the Michelin guide, Sukiyabashi Jiro located in Ginza, Chūō, Tokyo. Many master chefs from around the world have concluded that it is one of their favourite places to dine such as French chef Joël Robuchon who says that the restaurant is one of his favourites in the world. The Sushi served at Sukiyabashi Jiro is more suitably described as an art form rather than simply food.

 

As we watch the documentary Jiro Dreams of Sushi we see how Jiro Ono is still very much on the quest to find the perfect recipe of Sushi art. Jiro Ono (27 October 1925) is considered to be the greatest Sushi craftsman alive because of his dedication, strive for perfection and experience, he is without question one of the pioneers of this Japanese food-type. In the doc, we see how he creates Sushi using modern methods to create contemporary fresh tastes that can't be found anywhere else on the planet.

 

Ono qualified as a chef in 1951 and subsequently opened Sukiyabashi Jiro in 1965. In the film, we see the culmination of decades of perfection in a documentary that grossed $2,552,478 in North America and is ranked 70th of all US Documentaries on Box Office Mojo. Notably, Jiro Dreams of Sushi also has a score of 99% on the movie website Rotten Tomatoes and consistently receives positive reviews on many sites across the internet.

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