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. Rating: PG; for mild thematic elements and brief smoking ; OFRB rating: G.
Publisher: Los Angeles, Calif. : Magnolia Home Entertainment, [2012]
Edition: Widescreen
Branch Call Number: DVD 641.5092 JIRO DRE
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (83 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in


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List - Best Video 2012 by: WhatcomAdultLibrarians Jun 17, 2013


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Feb 20, 2015
  • StopHarperNow rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

This is a fascinating look at the world's greatest sushi chef. But if you're not that into sushi, you might want to pick another movie instead. Lots of scenes of fish being gutted may turn squeamish viewers off.

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.

Dec 22, 2014
  • Chapel_Hill_StephenA rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A fascinating and beautiful documentary about one of the world's greatest sushi chefs. I definitely learned a lot about the culture surrounding sushi. Also definitely spring for the Blu-Ray if you can - this one is gorgeous to watch.

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.

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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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