Sushi Etiquette

Sushi is an essential part of the experience at any Japanese restaurant in Seattle or elsewhere.  And like anything so steeped in tradition, sushi has evolved a plethora of customs around its consumption.  For the uninitiated, here are some tidbits to try out next time you visit I Love Sushi:

  • Not all sushi must be eaten with chopsticks: opinions differ on the topic of utensils, but if the roll looks finger-friendly, odds are your hands will be perfectly acceptable
  • Drowning your sushi in soy sauce is a no-no, as excessive quantities not only distort the subtle flavors of the fish, but may even give a sensitive chef the suggestion that the flavor needed to be covered up
  • Refrain from draping your rolls in the pickled ginger, since it is actually intended to cleanse your palate between bites, not to accompany the sushi directly

While honoring these traditional practices may help you enjoy the meal a bit more, the staff of our Seattle Japanese restaurant will not hold a lack of etiquette knowledge against you!  Whether you’re new to sushi altogether, or craving a favorite roll, come visit I Love Sushi – Lake Union today!