How Do I Order at a Sushi Restaurant?

​​Sushi is delicious, but it can be intimidating if you’ve never had it before. Don’t let anxiety stop you from trying sushi. Here is how to order at a sushi restaurant.

Sushi is a dish native to Japan. The meal is made up of cooked rice, seafood, vegetables, and sometimes even fruit. Nigiri is the most common type of sushi. Nigiri is sushi rice topped with a slice of seafood. The second most common type of sushi is maki, also known as sushi rolls. Temaki, or hand-rolled sushi, and sashimi, or sliced seafood without rice, are also popular types of sushi.

Now that you know the different types of sushi, it’s time to learn how to order it. The first thing you need to consider is how many people are eating the dish. Sushi is served in bite-sized pieces, making it easy to share. If you’re ordering sushi for the table, it’s a good rule of thumb to order two to three pieces per person. If it’s just you, one or two rolls may suffice.

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The second thing to decide when ordering sushi is what type of sushi you want. Remember the differences between nigiri, maki, temaki, and sashimi when ordering.

The last thing to do when ordering sushi is to choose the exact dish you want. Most sushi restaurants will serve seafood options made with salmon, tuna, shrimp, crab, and eel, as well as vegetarian options made with cucumber or avocado. 

The next thing to learn is how to eat sushi. If you order nigiri, you should attempt to learn how to eat the food using chopsticks. Eating nigiri with your hands can be considered rude. You shouldn’t dip nigiri in soy sauce because the sushi chef already seasoned the fish with the perfect amount of sauce. Adding more soy sauce will make the dish too salty. However, on the other hand, you can dip Maki in soy sauce if you want.

Sushi is commonly served with pickled ginger and wasabi. Ginger is usually beige or pink in color and is used to cleanse your palate between pieces. On the other hand, wasabi is a spicy topping that you can use if you want to add some heat to your sushi.

Now that you’re equipped with the knowledge needed to order sushi from a sushi restaurant, you’re ready to book your reservation at Tsunami Sushi & Hibachi Grill. You can make your reservation on our website or you can call us at 941-366-1033. We look forward to seeing you here soon.

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