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Visit the Legendary Sushi Bar Behind 'Jiro Dreams of Sushi'

Where: Tokyo, Japan
March 30, 2012 at 4:54 PM | by | ()

It's hard to believe there's a movie that could even have Anthony Bourdain singing it's praises, calling it "thrilling and beautiful."

The movie that has foodies and travelers around the world talking is the documentary, Jiro Dreams of Sushi, from first-time director David Gelb.

Jiro Dreams of Sushi is the story of Jiro Ono, who is considered the world's greatest sushi chef, and his restaurant Sukiyabashi Jiro.

Jiro's restaurant is an unassuming 10-seat sushi bar located deep in a Tokyo subway station. It is the first restaurant of its kind to win a 3-star Michelin Review and has become so popular that Jiro is now taking reservations months in advance.

It's no coincidence Sukiyabashi Jiro has become a success, it's all due to Jiro, who is still striving for perfection, even at 85 years old. But the film also focuses on Jiro's relationship with his eldest son Yoshikazu, who struggles to live up to his own potential as sushi chef in the shadow of his father.

Sukiyabashi Jiro is located in the Tsukamoto Sogyo Building, Basement 1st Floor, 2-15, Ginza 4-chome, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, Japan. If you're a sushi enthusiast, you won't want to miss it. You can make reservations by calling +81-3-3535-3600 but, you better brush up on your Japanese first, because they won't take them in English.

Or, if you can't make it to Japan, you can find out where Jiro Dreams of Sushi is playing near you at MagPictures.com.

[Photo: Magnolia Pictures]

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