Japanese Food Tips
Where Do You Buy Sushi (Nigiri-Zushi)?
One serving at specialty sushi restaurant
One serving at department store
One serving at supermarket
Many Japanese usually eat sushi at speciality sushi restaurants or more recently at conveyor belt sushi restaurants (kaiten-zushi), because even for Japanese, it is difficult to make nigiri-zushi at home. When Japanese eat sushi at home, they almost always buy it at specialty sushi restaurants including conveyor belt sushi restaurants, department stores or supermarkets. Toppings (neta) for sushi are mostly tuna, shrimp, salmon, sea bream, squid and egg. Expensive nigiri-zushi made by professional sushi chefs can be bought at the specialty sushi restaurants. At conveyor belt sushi restaurants, department stores and supermarkets, more reasonably-priced nigiri-zushi is available. One serving of nigiri-zushi (usually 10 pieces) at specialty sushi restaurants ranges from 1,500 yen to 2,000 yen, although it can be found some places for 1,000 yen. Department store sushi is about 700 yen or more, and supermarket sushi is about 500 yen. For conveyor belt sushi restaurants, there are inexpensive restaurant chains and also some high-end restaurants. If you want to enjoy sushi in Japan, you can buy it at any of these places.