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Do's and Don'ts for the Sushi Beginner

Last updated 6 years ago

Trying sushi for the first time is an exciting experience, but it is important not to get carried away. Here are a few tips to ensure that your first sushi experience is a fun and delicious one:


Begin with What You Like

If there are certain varieties of fish that you know you enjoy, then start out with sushi rolls that contain them. From there, you can gradually taste new and unique types of fish and seafood.

Have a Drink

The taste of sushi rolls goes well with tea or beer. Sake, a type of wine made from rice, is a perfect pair with sushi.

Eat Fresh Sushi

Try sushi at a restaurant that specializes in it and makes it from fresh ingredients. Sushi rolls that are more than a day old have less flavor and carry a risk of food poisoning.

Utilize Palate Cleansers

The pieces of pickled ginger that come with your sushi are meant to be eaten between different varieties of rolls to allow each type’s unique flavors to shine through.

Have Fun

Eating new cuisine should be an adventure, so make sure you are having a good time.



Try Raw Fish if You Don’t Want To

Raw fish may be too big of a leap from the food you’re used to and there are many types of sushi rolls that contain cooked seafood.

Eat Intense Flavors

In order to better appreciate the flavors of sushi, avoid strong fish such as mackerel during your first sushi experience.

Make a Mess with Chopsticks

If you cannot use chopsticks, then do not risk dropping your delicious sushi rolls on the floor by attempting to use them.

If you are ready to try sushi, then explore the wide selection available at Kabuki  by checking out our menu online or by stopping by one of our 14 locations. We also offer amazing sushi happy hour specials during the week. We look forward to serving you! 


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