Sushi Foodie Movie

Saw an interesting trailer for an upcoming documentary “Jiro Dreams of Sushi”. This is the fascinating movie about the best sushi chef in the world Jiro Ono who’s continually trying to attain perfection. Can’t wait for it to be released early next year…Gary

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HeZwvd2t0dE

Damn! When I was there, I wish I had know about Jiro!

How freakin’ long are the lines for that place?

Wow! Looks awesome! [cheers.gif]

This will get your juices flowing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=asH4jhr8E20

Damn, how’d I miss that when I was in Japan?

I just got up and now I’m thinking sushi for breakfast ! But where?

Is this the Michelin 3 star that Bourdain chronicled in one episode? Sounds like a great documentary, and I don’t even eat sashimi anymore. (Allergy!)

At his place in Ginza, he does not permit reservations from non-Japanese speaking customers. His son (or nephew or something) has a place in Roppongi Hills that takes westerners.

Beautiful. Fish and rice, nothing to hide behind.

George

Here’s a good blog post on it.

http://www.alifewortheating.com/tokyo/sukiyabashi-jiro

$300-400 a person. I don’t know if the food looks like it’s worth that much for 19 pieces of sushi o_O

Bourdain’s take:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=asH4jhr8E20

Just saw the film last night. Wonderful documentary. I had seen Bourdain’s visit on one of his shows. This movie is a great film about sushi, about work ethic, about family, about dedication, and about life.

Loved the film, but it’s more than sushi. It’s about father/son relationships in Japan. It strikes home for me since I’m Japanese-American and my father went to school in Japan.

His son recently opened a place in New York that I believe just got voted the best sushi spot in the city (although I’m sure there are lots of sources for ‘best’)
http://www.sushinakazawa.com/

Not so sure about him excluding non-japanese speaking people. We have been talking about trying to see this for a few weeks. I am excited, as are my friends.

he typically doesn’t take reservations from anyone that isn’t speaking japanese. Most people will have their concierge do it.

I saw it on Netflix streaming several months ago. Loved it.

His son recently opened a place in New York that I believe just got voted the best sushi spot in the city (although I’m sure there are lots of sources for ‘best’)
http://www.sushinakazawa.com/

Not one of his sons, but one of his apprentices. I believe he is the one in the movie who said he broke down crying after being told his tamago was finally acceptable.

My family makes fun of my enthusiasm for this movie. :slight_smile:

Yep, you can see it now on Netflix.