4 Tips for Eating Sushi

4 Tips for Eating Sushi

Sushi is a popular Japanese food. At Nikko Japanese Restaurant & Sushi Bar, we understand that beginning your culinary Japanese sushi journey may be intimidating, but we are here to help! We are an authentic Japanese restaurant excited to share our traditional cuisine with both experienced sushi connoisseurs and those who are experiencing their first taste of Japanese cuisine. Check out these four tips for eating sushi and our sushi guide to help you make the most out of your Japanese dining experience

sushi held with chopsticks

Use Chopsticks

Sushi is traditionally enjoyed with either chopsticks or your fingers! No matter your preference, make sure your sushi etiquette is in place–always clean your fingers off first. As part of your etiquette at an authentic Japanese restaurant, try not to ask for a fork or a knife. Give the chopsticks a try and experience Japanese cuisine how it is meant to be!

eating sushi

Eat Your Sushi in One Piece

Sushi is a beautiful piece of Japanese food that requires delicate art and detail for the proper cut of fish and rice softness to blend perfectly. Eating your piece of sushi in one bite allows for the flavors to explode together in your mouth taking you on a tasteful journey, making you feel like you are in Japan.

sushi with ginger and wasabi

Use Ginger & Wasabi

Properly incorporating ginger and wasabi into your sushi dish will help enhance your overall sushi experience. Ginger does not go on top of your sushi. It is instead to be eaten between sushi servings to refresh and cleanse your taste palate. Wasabi is not meant to be mixed into your soy sauce. Instead, dab a small piece of wasabi on one side of your sushi and then flip to dab the other side into your soy sauce, allowing the flavors to properly mingle and enhance your dining experience.

variety of fish sushi

Know Your Fish

Understanding and knowing your fish will allow you to order from our sushi menu with ease! Different types of fish will have different flavor profiles and will pair differently with your chosen cocktail. At Nikko Japanese Restaurant & Sushi Bar, we only use the highest quality and freshest ingredients to ensure your sushi is perfectly delectable.

Sushi may seem intimidating, but at Nikko Japanese Restaurant & Sushi Bar, we welcome all customers! Sushi is meant to be enjoyed by all. Our authentic approach to Japanese cuisine will leave you wanting more. Our experienced servers are available to answer any questions you may have, guiding you on your sushi journey. Check out our menu today!