86-year-old Jiro Ono is widely considered the world’s best sushi chef. He works in an unassuming office building in Tokyo, but he creates masterful — and pricey — works of culinary art. The much-acclaimed documentary Jiro Dreams of Sushi profiles Ono’s restaurant and his drive for perfection. Rico asks director David Gelb to teach us what makes his sushi so sublime.
Also: Mr. Gelb lists his favorite NYC sushi joints and recalls another legendary chef’s Jiro-centric retirement plans.