When you think Japan, you think sushi! Are any of you visiting Japan hoping to try some authentic sushi? We've gathered all the information you'll need for this popular cuisine. WOW! JAPAN has put together important sushi-related info, such as recommended sushi restaurants, basic sushi knowledge and manners, and so on. You can check out a cheap and tasty kaiten-zushi restaurant, an all-you-can-eat sushi buffet where you don't have to worry about the price, that high-end sushi restaurant that you've always wanted to try once, or even how to make your own hand-rolled sushi. With so many styles of sushi to experience, you're sure to find something you enjoy!
Let's learn about and make use of the basic types of sushi, the method of eating and ordering sushi which will useful when visiting a sushi restaurant, things to pay attention to about sushi, terminology, and so on.
Conveyor belt sushi (kaitenzushi) restaurants are places where people can easily enjoy sushi that is famous in Japan and is also making its way into the hearts of people around the world today. Before you visit a conveyor belt sushi bar that will let you eat sushi quickly at affordable prices, here are some things that are useful to know.
There are various sushi resturants in Japan, from the humble conveyer belt sushi to luxurious restaurants. Here is an introduction to manners, how to order, things to avoid, and useful terminology for when dining at an authentic sushi restaurant.
There are many ingredients used in sushi, including shellfish, fish, fish eggs, vegetables, and more, so you might not know what to pick. If you know something about every ingredient, you'll be able to enjoy sushi even more. This includes the different parts of tuna! Here is some information about akami.
Various types of fish and shellfish emerge as sushi toppings every season. Shiromi fish are relatively light in taste, but they are filled with refined flavors. Knowing about fish will make the sushi taste even better, won’t it? Here are some of the shiromi used in sushi.
There is a rich variety of sushi ingredients, but among them the type called hikarimono is indispensable to nigirizushi. If you know the names and seasons of the fish, as well as their characteristic flavors, when you actually go to sushi restaurants you'll be able to enjoy even more delicious sushi.
There are many ingredients used in sushi, including shellfish, fish, fish eggs, vegetables, and more. If you know something about every ingredient, you'll be able to enjoy sushi even more. Here is some information about shellfish used in sushi.
If you know about sushi ingredients, then you can enjoy sushi even more. For ingredients that crumble easily, they're not used in nigirizushi, but wrapped in nori above vinegared rice in a style called gunkanmaki. Here is some information about popular gunkanmaki sushi like uni (sea urchin) and ikura (salmon roe), as well as other sushi ingredients like anago (conger eel) and shrimp.
A must-try for those who want to try to make sushi themselves!
Conveyor belt sushi restaurants are very popular with tourists for their reasonable prices. But what about if you've already been to this type of restaurant many times? Here are some unorthodox sushi and side dishes, recommended for conveyor belt sushi repeaters and for those who cannot eat raw fish.
There is a wide variety of sushi ingredients, with many regional specialties. There are many fish that can only be eaten in specific regions! This is the third in a series of five select regional sushi ingredients in Japan.
Kaitenzushi (conveyer belt sushi) is reasonably priced and an easy way to enjoy sushi whether you're alone or with your family. There are plenty of kaitenzushi places in Tokyo, but here are 5 recommended ones to consider.
When you're visiting Japan, you definitely want to try the famous sushi, right? But if you have a packed schedule, it might be hard to fit in a stop at a sushi restaurant. If that sounds like you, here are 5 popular 24 hour sushi restaurants that you can try!
If you want to enjoy spectacular sushi at a high-end sushi restaurant, go during lunchtime. Although dinners at high-end sushi restaurants run between 10,000 JPY and 20,000 JPY, you can eat for a mere 1,500 JPY to 5,000 JPY at lunchtime. Here are five high-end sushi restaurants in Tokyo where you can enjoy lunch at a good price.
Tsukiji Market, where people go for fish and seafood with outstanding freshness, is home to many sushi shops, both outside and inside the market. Here are five of the most recommended sushi restaurants in Tsukiji Market where you can eat delicious sushi that use the freshest ingredients that you can only find in Tsukiji.
An overview of the attractions in and around Tokyo's trendy Shibuya area including the famous Shibuya Crossing and the Hachiko statue. A few recommendations for sushi restaurants in Shibuya are listed.
If you're wondering what is famous about Japan, then the answer would have to be sushi! While they come in a variety of flavors and prices, the reasonably priced and delicious conveyor belt sushi ("kaitenzushi") has become popular in the country. Just seeing the sushi passing in front of your eyes via a conveyor belt is already quite exciting. In this installment, we will introduce five kaitenzeushi sushi restaurants in Shinjuku that are recommended for their price and taste.
Sushi is said to be the representative food of Japanese cuisine. In Tokyo, Ikebukuro has been drawing a lot of attention these days as a major battleground of sushi. Here are five of the most recommended sushi shops in Ikebukuro.
An overview of the attractions in and around Tokyo's famous Ginza area including Tsukiji Fish Market and the various department stores. A few recommendations for sushi restaurants in Ginza are listed as well.
If you feel like eating quickly in between sightseeing trips, then conveyor belt sushi restaurants (“kaitenzushi”) are perfect for you. Here are five recommended kaitenzushi shops in Osaka that are known for their delicious sushi that can be easily eaten.
Once you've taken in the sights of Osaka and tasted their specialty dishes, you'll want to enjoy the cuisine representative of Japan's food culture: sushi. Here are four recommended sushi bars in Osaka where you can eat as much sushi as you want.
When you visit Sapporo, one of the fun things that you can do there is to eat delicious sushi. If you want to eat tasty sushi that usually costs 4,000 JPY to 20,000 JPY at reasonable prices, then the best thing to do is to eat during lunchtime. Here are five recommended sushi shops in Sapporo that serve lunch meals that are budget-friendly.
Hakodate is a port town that has flourished as the gateway to Hokkaido since long ago. Its appeal is not limited to its beautiful nights views, retro cityscape, Goryokaku Tower, and other tourist spots. Hakodate also draws a lot of attention for its fresh marine products. Below are five top sushi restaurants in Hakodate that you have to check out!
Mashike, a port town famous for seafood such as octopus and Pacific herring, is popular among domestic and foreign tourists as a place to enjoy sushi and seafood bowls that meet the three criteria of tasty, big, and cheap. The plump texture that seems to melt in the mouth; the slight smell of the sea....the outstanding flavors of seafood caught in the morning can only be enjoyed in a port town. They are so visually pleasing, you'll get excited even before you start to eat. We introduce three popular restaurants where you can get your fill of such bounty of the sea.
Rumoi, a city that once flourished thanks to herring fishing, still counts kazunoko (herring roe) as one of its top locally produced specialties. If you stroll aimlessly in the heart of the city center that is pretty near JR Rumoi Station, you are bound to see the signboards of sushi shops here and there. So, how about going on a seafood trip in Rumoi? Below are three carefully chosen restaurants in Rumoi that offer fresh seafood from the nearby seas at truly affordable prices.
Friends who have traveled to Hokkaido often say that conveyor belt sushi restaurants have such high level of quality anywhere in Hokkaido. With that, we introduce the famous conveyor belt sushi shop that is known for using local ingredients from Okhotsk Abashiri. All the sushi toppings on the list below are toppings that are best in Abashiri.
Nagoya is a town with its own distinct food culture, as it is home to such specialties as miso katsu (cutlet with miso sauce), hitsumabushi (eel on rice) and tenmusu (rice ball with tempura inside) that are based on typical Japanese foods. It need not be said that it is also filled with many restaurants serving delicious sushi. Here are five recommended all-you-can-eat sushi shops in Nagoya that you should definitely check out.
Ishikawa has the most conveyor belt sushi restaurants per area in the country, and its main city, Kanazawa, is known as a conveyor belt sushi battleground. Here are five select conveyor belt sushi restaurants in the conveyor belt sushi mecca, Kanazawa.
"Kaitenzushi," known in English as "conveyor belt sushi," refers to a certain type of sushi restaurant in which the sushi plates are placed on a conveyor belt that revolves around the restaurant, and customers pick up their preferred dishes directly from it. The final price is calculated based on the number of plates taken, and these are marked with different colors to represent different prices. You won't be able to help wanting to have a little bit of everything when you see all the sushi dishes passing right in front of your eyes!
Many sushi bars in Japan offer takeout, and there are also many takeout-only sushi shops. Takeout sushi is perfect for a bento lunch. Here are five recommended sushi shops that offer convenient and reasonably priced takeout services.
This article is for those of you who want to make sure you have sushi when you are in Japan. From among the numerous sushi restaurants in Japan, we introduce five in the Yokohama area of Kanagawa Prefecture, including high-end restaurants featured in Michelin Guide and casual restaurants.
Hiroshima, which faces the Seto Inland Sea, has an abundance of fresh and tasty seafood. So when you're there, you'll definitely want to have some sushi! Here are five recommendations from among the many sushi bars in Hiroshima.
In Sendai, which is located close to the sea, you will want to enjoy sushi made with fresh ingredients. Here are five recommended sushi shops from among the many that are in the city. The list is mainly focused on the ones that are near stations and commercial districts and are easy to get to.