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Love sushi?

If you've landed on this site, it’s a pretty safe bet that the answer’s yes!

Wanna learn how to order your favourite sushi in Japanese?

Check out this awesome infographic showing some of the most popular sushi names in Japanese:

22 Delicious Sushi Fillings & Toppings - An Infographic from Wafu Blog

Embedded from Wafu Blog

Thanks to Wafu for the cute visual guide ðŸ™‚

We’ve also listed the above ingredients, plus several other essential sushi words, in text format below.

Use it as a quick reference in the sushi bar, or copy and paste the vocab into your flashcard app.

First of all, the fish:

Japanese

Romaji

English

あじ

aji

horse mackerel

えび

ebi

shrimp

はまち

hamachi

young yellowtail

ほたて

hotate

scallop

いか

ika

squid

いくら

ikura

salmon roe

いわし

iwashi

sardine

かにかま

kanikama

crab stick

まぐろ

maguro

tuna

たこ

tako

octopus

さば

saba

mackerel (generic term)

さけ

sake

salmon

たい

tai

sea bream

うなぎ

unagi

eel (freshwater)

maguro sushi japanese names

Secondly, here are some non-fish sushi fillings and toppings that you might come across:

Japanese

Romaji

English

アスパラガス

asuparagasu

asparagus

アヴォカド

abokado

avocado

きゅうり

kyuri

cucumber

なっと

natto

fermented soybean curd

せんぎりにんじん

sengiri ninjin

carrot julienne

しそ

shiso

Japanese basil

いわし

shiitake

shiitake mushroom

たまごやき

tamagoyaki

Japanese omelette

てんぷら

tempura

tempura

うずら の たまご

uzura no tamago

quail egg

And don’t forget these things to garnish your sushi!

Japanese

Romaji

English

がり

gari

pickled ginger

しょうゆ

shouyu

soy sauce

わさび

wasabi

wasabi paste

Finally, something to wash it all down with...

Japanese

Romaji

English

あがり

agari

green tea (sushi bar kind)

ビール

biiru

beer

にほんしゅ

nihonshu

Japanese rice wine (sake)

Ready to hit an authentic Japanese sushi restaurant? Here’s a sneak peek at what you can expect!

See if you can recognise any of the fish names (or other words you’ve learned) in this clip:

There you go! Ready to get your sushi fix.

If you want to learn more about how to order in restaurants in Japan, check out our recommended Japanese course.

Mata ne!

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