Nigiri Sushi- The “No Surprise” Sushi


In Japanese, the word nigiri (nigiri) stands for “two fingers”. This is the portion of rice used by sushi chefs to “nigiri,” or grasp, the rice that will be used to make a delicious piece of fresh fish. The final name of “nigiri sushi”, Wo riShou si, is all words.

Nigiri’s simplicity makes it one of the best sushi options on any menu. This is the perfect choice for beginners to sushi who want to try something more exotic.

Simply delicious Nigiri

A typical Japanese restaurant will serve Nigiri, which is made up of sushi rice and vinegared sticky sushi rice. The sushi rice is then topped with a thin slice of raw fish. This is what’s known as “sashimi”. It refers to a thin slice of raw fish.

The sushi and sashimi bars offer sashimi-only menus that are as delicious and diverse as the traditional sushi rolls. Nigiri is an excellent choice if you prefer the sweet flavor of sushi rice to raw fish slices.

Is it necessary to eat only raw fish?

Nigiri is typically topped with a raw fish slice. However, there are many options for topping it with smoked, seared or cooked fish. Vegetarian options are available upon request.

What is it?

Pairs of Nigiri pieces can be served together and garnished by pickled ginger leaves, wasabi sauce and a small dish containing soy sauce. You can add variety to your plate with different types of fish.

Here are some typical fish choices for Nigiri Sushi

* sake-salmon * Hamachi-yellowtail

* unagi – freshwater eel

* hirame- Halibut

* maguro – tuna

* tako – octopus

Complex simplicity in all its complexity

Although Nigiri sushi looks easy to make, it can be difficult to prepare. It takes dedication and a lot of practice to cut the fish and form the rice. Some sushi chefs are not allowed to make Nigiri. Before you can try Nigiri, sushi chefs must first do menial tasks in the kitchen and then get properly trained. Always appreciate the person behind the counter. It has been a long process to be able to serve you.

There are key differences between Nigiri sushi and other types

  1. Nigiri is for sushi lovers who want to experience something new.
  2. It is presented on a perfectly-shaped rice block, with a delicately-sliced piece of raw fish.
  3. It is served with a drizzle of soy sauce and wasabi sauce to complement other types.
  4. It is different from other types of sushi because it doesn’t include a roll or “maki” and it isn’t wrapped in seaweed.
  5. The top usually contains a piece of fish, such as mackerel or salmon, yellowfin or even octopus.
  6. It can be eaten with chopsticks or with your hands, just like other types of sushi.
  7. Nigiri won’t likely include garnishes like avocado, spicy mayo or cream cheese. Nigiri’s main focus is on the fish.
  8. Nigiri can be topped with raw fish or sashimi, but is not sashimi in and of itself. It is crucial that the final product has the right amount of rice.

Enjoy a selection of our nigiri, and the joy of delicious fresh fish prepared with the best quality ingredients in the food industry.  is a vibrant restaurant that offers what is considered the best sushi in St Pete. Opening its doors in 2013 and becoming a local staple by offering live music, traditional hand-rolled sushi and a friendly atmosphere, our guests always have a top notch experience. Customers love our award-winning, fresh and creative Sushi rolls, Nigiri, and Sashimi. With a larger selection of tempura, non-Sushi, and teriyaki options, we can accommodate every taste.


David Dom

The author David Dom