“A foodie’s dream night at the movies. The gentle shaping of the fish and sushi could lull you into a trance.”
“It’s a simple yet elegant concoction – and more than anything, it makes you willing, if not able, to shell out for the master’s $300-per-person minimum for the highest-quality sushi.”
“Jiro Dreams of Sushi is as elegant and tasty as the splendid sushi prepared by the man in the title, and that is saying a lot.”
-Los Angeles Times
“This intrinsically compelling hymn to craftsmanship and taste in every sense should cleanse palates.”
Eighty-five year-old Jiro Ono is considered by many to be the world’s greatest sushi chef. With a 10-seat, sushi-only restaurant located in a Tokyo subway station, most of the population will never have the chance to experience his culinary genius. On July 24, Magnolia Home Entertainment brings Ono’s passion for food to the dinner table when the “mouthwatering” (New York Post) documentary, JIRO DREAMS OF SUSHI arrives on Blu-ray and DVD.
In “a work of art” (Time Out New York), JIRO DREAMS OF SUSHI brings viewers to Sukiyabashi Jiro, Ono’s inauspicious sushi restaurant. Despite the locale’s humble appearance, 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 repeat appearances to the establishment. From Jiro’s life as an unparalleled success in the culinary world and a loving, yet complicated father, the “thoughtful and wonderful” (Philadelphia Inquirer) film gives an inside look at a man who has raised the bar on perfection. This “treat for sushi veterans” (NPR) offers a “beautiful, thoughtful and engrossing” (The Oregonian) meditation on work, family, and the art of perfection.