Jiro Dreams of Sushi

  • August 3, 2013 · 2:00 PM
  • Queens Public Library, Steinway Branch

JIRO DREAMS OF SUSHI is the story of 85-year-old Jiro Ono, 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. 

JIRO DREAMS OF SUSHI is a thoughtful and 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.

Director: David Gelb
Stars: Masuhiro Yamamoto, Daisuke Nakazama, Hachiro Mizutani
81 min

The word "sushi" refers to the way the rice is prepared, not the fish or other toppings. Sushi rice is prepared with a mixture of vinegar, sugar, salt, and occasionally kombu (a type of seaweed) and sake (rice liquor.) 

It is perfectly acceptable to eat sushi with one's fingers. Many of the guests at Jiro's restaurant eat with their fingers ...  

...more on the doc!

The name of this library is Steinway and it is on to Ditmars Blvd. Get off at the Ditmars Blvd station (N/Q) if catch subway.  

After screening the film, there is a high possibility to visit a “authentic” Sushi restaurant in Manhattan or Sunnyside. 


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  • sachika

    Thanks, Allan. You made a good point. I didn't recognize that. It was little expensive. I'll try to bring menu next time.

    August 4, 2013

  • Allan

    Wonderful film. I learned a lot about the food I love. I do appreciate the effor that our organzier put into this outing. My only criticism is in terms of where we dined. The Japanese restaurant was fairly pricey and there was no discussion of where we would eat. I think group members should have had an opportunity to see the menu "before" we went in - especially considering there was another Japanese restaurant two doors over with a half off sale. I sensed that some folks held back on their ordering of sushi and beverages due to their limited budgets. I spent $31 there and left feeling hungry. I actually went afterwards to that other Japanese restaurant and bought four rolls for $12. Now I had my fill of sushi.......

    August 4, 2013

  • Larry L.

    Wonderful to see people perfect their work as a lifelong process

    August 3, 2013

  • Theresa

    Loved it!

    August 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Unfortunately, can't make it after all. But I look forward to seeing you next time.

    August 2, 2013

  • Alice Jane K.

    I'm going to try for this one...depends on work done!

    July 30, 2013

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