This documentary illumines the life of legendary sushi chef Jiro Ono, who at 85-year-old still strives for perfection in his work, while his eldest son, Yoshikazu, has trouble living up to his father's legacy.
Insightful and inspiring, this documentary is the story of 85-year-old Jiro Ono, who is considered by many to be the world’s greatest sushi chef.
He is the proprietor of Sukiyabashi Jiro, 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 three-star Michelin Guide rating, and sushi lovers from around the globe make repeated pilgrimage, calling months in advance and shelling out top dollar for a coveted seat at Jiro’s sushi bar.
Meanwhile, his son eldest son, Yoshikazu, has trouble living up to his father's legacy. This thoughtful tale is an elegant meditation on work, family, and the art of perfection, chronicling Jiro’s life as both an unparalleled success in the culinary world and as a loving yet complicated father.
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