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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:
Thanks to Wafu Blog for the cute visual guide 🙂
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:
|さば||saba||mackerel (generic term)|
Secondly, here are some non-fish sushi fillings and toppings that you might come across:
|なっと||natto||fermented soybean curd|
|せんぎりにんじん||sengiri ninjin||carrot julienne|
|うずら の たまご||uzura no tamago||quail egg|
And don’t forget these things to garnish your sushi!
Finally, something to wash it all down with…
|あがり||agari||green tea (sushi bar kind)|
|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.
2 thoughts on “Sushi Names in Japanese”
Thank you for this awesome article!
By the way, I think you may want to change the hiragana for Shiitake. Shouldn’t it be しいたけ instead of いわし?
Oops! Changed now! Thanks 🙂