A heartwarming documentary, octogenarian chef Jiro Ono owns the only sushi restaurant to hold three Michelin stars. A tiny 10 seater located in a Tokyo metro station, a month in advance is needed for a reservation as Ono serves the customers himself.
With breathtaking attention to detail, delicacies meticulously prepared are presented within the tiny, stripped-back space. Working closely with his eldest son, heir apparent Yoshikazu, and a small team of kitchen hands and apprentices, Jiro is a meditation, a connoisseur. With commentaries from the likes of leading food critic Masuhiro Yamamoto and second son, Takashi (himself the owner of a Tokyo sushi restaurant), Jiro lovingly talks of his great passion.
Humane yet reverential, director David Gelb (Wolfgang, The Lazarus Effect) presents an exquisitely crafted captivation of a documentary. Compelling and ‘oishi’ (delicious).