In Japan, like many other Asian countries, most households and restaurants will serve meals in the form of shared plates. We bring this tradition to you in our Seattle Japanese restaurant, where you can order both cold and warm communal platters of some of our dinnertime favorites. If you’re not accustomed to eating in such a fashion, take these tips into consideration.
With a shared plate, it is generally appropriate to serve yourself onto your own personal plate. Sometimes there may be a spoon or large pair of chopsticks for this purpose, but it is also perfectly acceptable to use your own chopsticks. Some people pick food off of the shared plate with the end of the sticks opposite the one they eat off of, for the sake of sanitation. Use good judgement and be mindful of others, and your shared dining experience should be a success among all circles!