4 tips to enjoy the Classic Counter Sushi
Counter dining: the classic sushi experience. Enjoy the atmosphere with these basic tips!
There are two areas to sit.
Table seating is also available at many restaurants for those eating in a group or who find the counter a little intimidating.
Try the set menu.
A nigiri-zushi set.
If you are unsure of what to order, a set menu is a great place to start as it provides a variety of standard sushi selections. You can always order more of what you like.
This filling and eye-appealing sushi creation contains a wide variety of seafood served on a bed of rice flavored with sweet vinegar.
Spread wasabi to taste.
Pick up with chopsticks.
Dip in soy sauce. Rice is underneath.
Green tea, which is called agari, goes great with miso soup.
Omakase: Leave it in the chef ’s hands.
If you are looking to enjoy the freshest fish or try something seasonal, leave it up to the chef, who knows what’s best.
At the counter.
Soy sauce brushed on.
It’s finger food!
Use fingers for gari too.
Must-try side dishes
Along with sushi, shops also provide sashimi and other types of fresh and delicious seafood.
Grilled eel (Shirayaki)
Grilled without sauce is a popular way to enjoy the Japanese delicacy of conger eel.
Grilled egg (Tamagoyaki)
A sushi standard, this rich dish is made with sweetened eggs mixed with fish stock.
Sushi rolls (Makimono)
Rolls provide a different experience. They are easy to share and come with a wide variety of fillings.