Jiro Dreams of Sushi

Jiro Dreams of sushiThe highly acclaimed (99% rating on Rotten Tomatoes) US made documentary Jiro Dreams of Sushi tells 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. 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.

Jiro Dreams of Sushi is currently showing at Salon Cinema, but unfortunately the print being shown doesn’t have English subtitles. It is, however, viewable with English subs on Daily Motion in two parts.

Jiro Dreams of Sushi Part 1 投稿者 thatsiberianguy

Jiro Dreams of Sushi Part 2 投稿者 thatsiberianguy


For those who with the ability we highly recommend watching the film at Salon Cinema where it shows at 17:00 May 11-17.

Official site and trailer


Paul Walsh

Paul arrived in Hiroshima "for a few months" back in 1996. He is the co-founder of GetHiroshima.com and loves running in the mountains.