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Movie Info & Cast

Synopsis

A documentary on 85-year-old sushi master Jiro Ono, his renowned Tokyo restaurant, and his relationship with his son and eventual heir, Yoshikazu.

Cast

  • Jiro Ono
  • Yoshikazu Ono
  • Masuhiro Yamamoto
  • Daisuke Nakazama
  • Hachiro Mizutani
  • Harutaki Takahashi
  • Hiroki Fujita
  • Tsunenori Ida
  • Toichiro Iida
  • Akihiro Oyama

Did You Know?

Trivia

  • The word "sushi" refers to the way the rice is prepared, not the fish or other toppings. Sushi rice is prepared with a mixture of vinegar, sugar, salt, and occasionally kombu (a type of seaweed) and sake (rice liquor.)
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Quotes

    • Yoshikazu Ono: Always look ahead and above yourself. Always try to improve on yourself. Always strive to elevate your craft. That's what he taught me.
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Metacritic

70
Mar 9, 2012

The movie's first word is oishi, Japanese for delicious, and what follows is a treat for sushi veterans. First-timers, however, may wish for a little more context.

Metacritic review by Mark Jenkins
Mark Jenkins
NPR
85
Mar 7, 2012

At its simplest level, Jiro Dreams of Sushi is a portrait of a master. In its deeper layers, it explores what drives us to make things: Beautiful, jewel-like things, or things that delight our palate – or, in this case, both.

Metacritic review by Stephanie Zacharek
Stephanie Zacharek
Movieline