Jiro Dreams of Sushi is a documentary from David Gelb that follows 85-year-old Jiro Ono who is considered by many to be the world’s greatest sushi chef. Ono owns and runs Sukiyabashi Jiro, a 10-seat, sushi-only restaurant located in a Tokyo subway station.
Despite its humble location, Ono’s restaurant is the first of its kind to be rewarded a prestigious 3-star Michelin review, and sushi lovers from around the world make pilgrimages to eat there. Jiro has spent most of his life mastering the art of making sushi. He still sees himself as striving for perfection working daily to meticulously test his work, train his employees and mold and finesse the presentation of each sushi creation. The story also follows Jiro’s relationship with his oldest son, Yoshikazu, the heir to Jiro’s legacy who struggles with growing up under his father’s shadow.
Jiro Dreams of Sushi will see a limited release on March 9, 2012.