Tokyo Podcast 45: Jiro Dreams of Sushi

Jiro Dreams of Sushi is a documentary film by David Gelb that follows the daily life of 85 year old Jiro Ono who is the owner of Sukiyabashi Jiro and is widely considered to be the world’s greatest sushi chef.

The film is an intimate look at Jiro’s philosophies on work and life and his insistence on absolute perfection when making sushi. The film also explores the many secondary characters that all contribute to the restaurant, from the fish seller at the Tsukiji Market, to the restaurant staff who struggle to meet Jiro’s high standards to the relationship between Jiro and his eldest son who is patiently waiting in the wings to take over the restaurant once his father retires.

Jiro Dreams of Sushi is a fascinating look into the life of sushi master Jiro Ono and his dedication to making the best sushi in the world!