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Sushi is a health food

Sushi is now eaten throughout the world.
This is not only because it is delicious, but also because it is healthy in terms of nutritional value.

Sushi - Full of Color, and Nutritionally Balanced

The attractive colors of Edo style sushi make it very appetizing.

One serving contains a variety of sushi with various toppings, offering different flavors and textures such as red flesh, white flesh, silver -skinned fish, boiled sushi, shrimp, and squid, promising an even more fulfilling experience.

The serving incorporates five different colors (blue, yellow, red, white, black) and so is visually appealing in addition to being nutritionally balanced.

How to eat sushi more deliciously

When enjoying sushi, there are no complicated rules of conduct you need to follow, like those you need to for a tea ceremony. However, there are ways to eat sushi that will enhance the experience.

A frequently raised question is whether to eat by hand or by using chopsticks. During the times when the nigiri sushi made its debut, people were in the habit of enjoying the dish by hand at yatais (food stalls), where standing and eating was the order of the day. But as time passed, the custom of sitting down, even at counters, was introduced, along with the use of chopsticks. So whichever way is appropriate, but eating by hand helps you enjoy sushi more easily, since doing so helps you prevent rice from spilling and makes it easier to dip the delicacy into some soy sauce.

However, prior to eating, make sure you wash your hands well.

Whichever method you opt for in the end, if you are going to eat nigiri sushi, avoid removing the topping and eating it separately from the rice.

Also, avoid going overboard with the soy sauce.

How to eat using chopsticks

Hold the chopsticks by grasping them between your thumb and forefinger and positioning your middle finger between the two sticks, moving only the upper stick when necessary.

Grasp the middle part of the sushi with the chopsticks, lay sideways, and then pick up.

Tilt the topping downward and dab soy sauce onto its tip.

How to eat by hand

Wipe your hands well with an oshibori (a moist hand towel), and then lay the sushi sideways by lightly grasping it, using your thumb, forefinger, and middle finger.

The material is made to become below, and the soy sauce is applied only a little ahead.

Famous side dishes of sushi cuisine

While sushi's deliciousness arises from the union of the chari (rice) and fish, the side dishes enhancing such a culinary joy are also not to be missed.

Wasabi (Japanese horseradish)
Wasabi is used in most sushi dishes, with the exception of katsuo (bonito) and cooked entrees, such as tamago yaki (omelet) and anago (sea eel). With its distinctive sharp taste and aroma, this garnish temporarily numbs the palate and subdues the raw smell of fish.
Nori (Seaweed)
For rolled sushi entrees of Edomaezushi (Tokyo-style sushi), toasted seaweed is used, making these entrees fragrant and crispy. Nori contains the same tasty ingredients found in katsuobushi (small pieces of sliced dried bonito), konbu (kelp), and shiitake (a shiitake mushroom).
Su (Vinegar)
The history of su is integral to the history of sushi, and is a seasoning that goes excellently with boiled rice; it adds acidity and creates a flavor that enhances the taste of the fish.
Ocha (Tea)
The tea served at sushi restaurants is for washing away the grease of the fish that remains on your tongue when you have sushi. In effect, the tea helps you to get rid of the aftertaste of a sushi morsel so that you can enjoy your next one with a clean palate. A thick teacup is used to prevent the tea from cooling down too quickly.
Gari (Sweet, pickled ginger)
Gari is slices of ginger seasoned with vinegar that is sweetened with mirin and sugar. Just like tea, it works to cleanse the palate so that you can enjoy the full freshness of each sushi you try.
Shoyu (Soy sauce)
Shoyu contains many aromatic ingredients, helping to drastically enhance the flavor of a sushi morsel by getting rid of its raw smell. There are establishments that use a special soy sauce made by adding liquor or sweet sake to pure soy sauce and boiling it.
Sasa (Bamboo grass) /Haran (Cast-iron plant)
Both the sasa (bamboo grass) used in Edomaezushi (Tokyo-style sushi cuisine) and the haran (cast-iron plant) used in Kansaizushi (Kansai-style sushi cuisine) play a large role as a garnish for sushi. The sasa, in particular, has been closely linked with food for a long time, thanks to its aroma and highly potent sterilizing effect.

Assortments of Edomae-Style Sushi

The Edomae-style sushi assortment comprises nigiri sushi (fmger sushi and maki-zushi (rolled sushi), using fresh seafood as toppings.In the old days there was a time when Edomae-style sushi were served as stacks in the manner ofKansai-style sushi.

However, today the flat arrangement, known as the "flowing arrangement," is mainstream. Each sushi is easy to pick up and the arrangement is colorful.

In addition, the bamboo grass is used as a partition between the finger sushi and rolled sushi to prevent the nori from getting wet.Various types of servings of the Edomae-style sushi are prepared for celebrating occasions such as Memorial Day - the main servings for such occasions are the artisan sushi offerings with floral arrangements and the Crane and Tortoise arrangement.

Their presentation has become more gorgeous over the years, seiVing as exemplary expressions of new heights reached in sushi-craft.

Toyama Bay sushi

It is a menu set which consists of 10 pieces of sushi made from fresh fish caught in Toyama Bay as well as soup.

Sushi menu

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Nogiri sushi

  • Tuna roll
  • Omelette
  • Sea bream
  • Japanese halfbeak
  • White shrimp
  • Conger eel
  • Crab
  • Octopus
  • Leather fish
  • Cucumber roll
  • Squid
  • Tuna (Red-fleshed)
  • Tuna (Meidium-fatty)
  • Tuna (Fatty)
  • Yellowtail
  • Sweet shrimp
  • Fluke (Flounder)
  • Horse mackerel
  • Salmon roe
  • Sea urchin
  • Japanese ivory shell
  • Young gizzard shad
  • Vinegared blue mackerel


The sushi assortment comprises nigiri sushi (finger sushi) and maki-zushi (rolled sushi),using fresh seafood as toppings.

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  • Sake
  • Beer
  • Wine
  • Juce

Touch & talk sheet

Basic communication

  • I'm [    ]
  • I see
  • I don't understand
  • I'm sorry
  • Just a second
  • Yes, I can
  • No, I can't
  • Can you tell me how to get to [    ] ? / Can I find [    ] in this neighborhood ?
  • Look at this tourist map

When entering the restaurant

  • Good afternoon
  • Good evening
  • Hello! May I help you?
  • How many people in your party ?
    • One
    • Two
    • Three
  • Do you have a reservation?
    • Yes
    • No
  • Do you have a request for your seating area ?
    • Smoking
    • No smoking
    • Counter
  • I will seat you
  • All the tables are taken
  • Would you wait a while ?

When seated

  • When you are ready to order
  • Call a waiter
  • Here is the menu
  • Please show me the menu

When taking orders

  • May I take your order?
  • What would you like to drink ?
  • This is very popular
  • How much are you looking to spend?
  • This is a limited-time item
  • Are there any foods you cannot eat?
    • Fish
    • Shellsh
    • Dairy
    • Wheat
    • Soy
    • Buckwheat
    • Root vegetables
    • Alcohol
  • Are there any ingredients below you would like not used in your meal ?
    • Wasabi / green horseradish
    • Preserved plums
    • Ginger
    • Naganegi
    • Daikon radish
  • Is there anything you want me to bring from the list below ?
    • Menu
    • Spoon
    • Fork
    • Chopsticks
    • Plate
    • Glass
    • Water
    • Salt
    • Soy sauce
    • Dressing
    • May I have a moist hand towel ?
    • Please replace the moist hand towel
    • I would like another cup of tea
    • Where is the restroom ?
    • Would you please call a taxicab ?
  • What is in season right now?
  • What are your current recommendations?
  • I would like tuna please
  • Please prepare the sushi without wasabi
  • Please prepare the sushi with a (small, regular, large) portion of rice
  • Let me conrm your order
  • Certainly
  • Please enjoy your meal

After the meal

  • Bill please
  • Do you take credit card ?
  • How would you like to pay ?
    • Cash
    • Credit card
    • Traveler's check
  • I'm afraid we can't accept this
  • We accept cash only
  • Thank you very much
  • Thank you and come again
  • Watch your step going home
"Otooshi" is served as a appetizer for everyone. This is includ ed as a table charge.