Sushi Lovers Need To Watch This Netflix Documentary
Anyone who loves sushi should watch the food documentary “Jiro Dreams of Sushi” on Netflix. The 2011 film will give you a deeper appreciation for the art of sushi-making. You’ll never look at your spicy tuna roll the same way again.
The fish-focused film follows 85-year-old sushi guru Jiro Ono, who is considered by many to be the world’s greatest sushi chef. It’s a thoughtful film that focuses on family, work and the art of perfection. Throughout the beautifully-made documentary, you learn how Jiro balances his culinary success with being a father of two sons who are also both sushi chefs.
Jiro has been making the same sushi with the same techniques for decades on decades. His sushi restaurant Sukiyabashi Jiro is a 10-seat sushi-only restaurant that’s humbly located in a Tokyo subway station. Sukiyabashi is the first restaurant of its kind to receive a three-star Michelin Guide rating. Sushi lovers from around the globe make the pilgrimage to this sought-after sushi establishment — you have to make reservations months in advance. It happens to be where Anthony Bourdain says he would have his “last meal on earth. ” The simplicity of Jiro’s traditional Japanese sushi highlights just how far sushi culture has strayed.
Jiro’s oldest son, Yoshikazu, struggles to live up to his father’s legacy as the future heir to the world-renowned sushi restaurant. The sushi maven’s younger son, Takashi, left Sukiyabashi to open a mirror of his father’s restaurant in Roppongi Hills, Tokyo.
“Jiro Dreams of Sushi” will inspire you and make your mouth water. It will make you take a good hard look in the mirror at your passion and learn just how much sacrifice it takes to master at your craft.
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