Three Qualities That Good Sushi Restaurants Will Have
Sushi: it may seem intimidating to some, but this Japanese delicacy really is accessible for everyone. There are an estimated 3,846 sushi restaurants in the United States, which is a relatively small number compared to the 45,000 of them in Japan. Yet sushi can be found in just about all cities and even some small towns throughout the U.S., but not all sushi restaurants are created equally.
What will good sushi restaurants provide for their guests? Here are three things to keep an eye out for the next time you visit one of your local sushi restaurants:
1. Authenticity: Everyone knows that sushi comes from Japan, but there are also many similar dishes that are popular throughout Southeast Asia. Typically, a sushi chef in Japan will train as an apprentice for anywhere from five to 10 years to get a comprehensive training in making these dishes. A local U.S. restaurant may not have a chef who has studied making sushi for that long, but it should offer diners the chance to try authentic ingredients and ways of preparing these foods.
2. Choices: Although the term sushi refers to the rice used in the rolls rather than the fish, fresh seafood is the cornerstone of many varieties, and it can include anything from tuna and crab to eel and squid. However, sushi is also available with both raw and cooked ingredients, and many good sushi restaurants will also serve vegetarian options vegetables, eggs, or fruits like mango. That versatility is often unmatched in other types of restaurants.
3. Entertainment: There aren’t really too many restaurant experiences that are like going to good sushi restaurants. Many times, sushi bars will allow patrons to sit and watch the chefs make their food in front of them. In other fine sushi restaurants, cameras may be set up to allow guests to see the chefs making the food from anywhere in the dining area. In addition to getting to watch food get prepared, some restaurants will also offer other entertainment with dinner, such as live acts, karaoke, and more.
What do you like best about going out for sushi? Tell us in the comments section.