Half an hour of massage was good enough to win three Michelin stars. You realize the tragedy of Jiro Ono’s life is that there are not, and will never be, four stars.
[The filmmaker] Gelb might flit around a bit too much, but his appealing documentary always comes back to its subject’s determination (sometimes overbearing) to leave the most meaningful possible legacy to his family and his craft.
— Benjamin Mercer, The Village Voice
a case study in the phenomenon of mastery
— Tom Keogh, The Seattle Times
I really wish Tokyo were closer.
— Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune
A lovely and shining film, entertaining for foodies and non-foodies alike. Jiro Dreams of Sushi, 2011, available on Netflix, a high 8/10