Q: What is Sushi?
A: Sushi is a general term for a Japanese-styled meal consisting of fish, rice, or both.
Q: Is all Sushi raw?
A: No, it is a general misconception. There are only a handful of fishes that can be and are served raw.
Q: What is the difference between Sashimi, Nigiri, Maki, and Rolls?
A: Sashimi is an assortment of raw fish and is generally an assortment picked by the Sushi chef. Nigiri is a hand-formed ball of rice, with a slice of fish over the top. If you take out the rice, you have Sashimi! Maki is a type of roll in which the seaweed wrap is on the outside of the roll. Rolls are when the rice is rolled on the outside and the seaweed wrap is rolled along the inside.
Q: What if I've never had Sushi before?
A: That's easy! Ask one of our experienced servers for a suggestion or go up to the Sushi bar and strike up a conversation with one of the chefs. They can guide you. You can always ask your server to create a sampler platter for you. The more people you have at your table eating the platter, the more types you can try.
* Chopped Scallop - Marinated chopped scallops
Ebi - Cooked Shrimp
Futo - Vegetarian
* Hamachi - Yellow Tail
* Ikura - Salmon Roe (Large Salmon caviar)
Inari - Tofu Pocket
Kappa - Cucumber
Kanbyo - Crunchy Crispies
Kani - Imitation Crab
* Maguro - Red Tuna
* Masago - Smelt Fish Roe (Small Salmon caviar)
Oshinko - Japanese Pickle
* Saba - Mackerel
* Sake - Salmon
* Smoked Salmon - Exactly like it sounds
* Spicy Scallop - Spicy Marinated Chopped Scallops
Tako - Octopus
Tamago - Sweet Egg Omelet
Tempura - Crispy Fried Batter
* Tobiko - Flying Fish Roe (Medium Salmon caviar)
Unagi - BBQ Fresh Eel
* Indicates raw fish