Can I Keep Sushi Leftovers?

As delicious as sushi is, it can be easy to bite off more than you can chew. So, when you have sushi left over after you’ve filled yourself up at our Japanese restaurant in Seattle, what are you to do? Can you take your extra rolls and nigiri home to refrigerate for later?

Unfortunately, sushi does not keep very well. First of all, you’ve got to remember that much of the fish is raw. This puts a definite ticking clock on its quality. If you try refrigerating raw sushi for more than a few hours, you may find it different in texture and taste. We recommend eating sushi within a couple of hours after preparation for freshness and quality.

Even if your sushi has not been made with raw fish, it may not be all that appetizing after you try to store it. The sushi rice and the nori does not respond well to being frozen. We therefore encourage you to eat all of your sushi at the restaurant.