Jiro dreams of sushi

Jiro dreams of sushi

DVD - 2012 | Japanese
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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.
Publisher: [United States] : Magnolia Home Entertainment, 2012
Description: 1 videodisc (81 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Branch Call Number: DVD 641.5092 Ono

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I have never craved sushi as much as I did while watching this film. This documentary was one of the most interesting that I have watched about seafood. Jiro, a master in sushi, still has the mentality that perfecting his sushi is important. He gets up early everyday, buys the best tuna, and other seafood, and works his wonders!

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safetyadoption9
Jun 13, 2016

This documentary is extremely inspiring and outrageously mouth watering. You will never look at sushi the same again.

I was immediately drawn into this story, inspired by Jiro's passion for his work and dedication to mastering his skills. This documentary made me pause to think of my own career and how I might not take it as seriously as I could. Then I put that thought aside in search of sushi for dinner!

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SmartyJo
May 09, 2016

I think I would have liked this documentary more if I was a fan of sushi and fish, which I am neither. I found it difficult to imagine working a lifetime on perfecting something that is so unappealing to me. ;-) While I admire his single-minded devotion to his craft, I don't find him to be a well-rounded person /someone I would want to emulate.

LPL_DanC Apr 27, 2016

What does it mean to be 85 years old, considered to be the best in the world at your craft, but freely admit you still have much to learn? Find out when you meet Jiro in this humbling look at the life of a master sushi chef.

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KatherineHere
Apr 02, 2016

I was expecting something really entertaining, considering the four and five star reviews here, but, on the whole, this is quite dull and boring.

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slee11
Mar 24, 2016

Beautiful and elegant. I was captivated from beginning to end to hear this story.

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mooncakedong
Mar 21, 2016

Genuine and wonderful story of a hardworking and successful restaurant owner. The food looks really yummy and makes me wanna go there for a trial though it is very expensive.

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pianoDan
Mar 10, 2016

The message is that if you work hard and strive to get better every day, you can accomplish greatness. Of course, this could be at the expense of spending time with your family. It's similar to the story of Steve Jobs, in that respect. If you don't like to look at fish, this isn't the documentary for you. Otherwise, it's entertaining.

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BurtonP
Feb 02, 2016

More and more people are wondering if admiring and consuming sushi is ethical in light of the world's seas and oceans being overfished and the whole sustainability issue. I"ve felt guilty myself whenever I've eaten seafood as I feel as if I am cheating future generations with my culinary greed.

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Atsuo
Jun 08, 2013

documentary.
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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sky123
May 29, 2013

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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