When you visit us at our Japanese restaurant in Seattle, you’ll see we offer sushi as well as sashimi dishes. Sashimi is a Japanese delicacy made with thinly-sliced raw (but fresh!) fish and meat, and it is traditionally eaten as a first course in reverence to its rich taste. That way the palate is clean and can fully appreciate the complexity of sashimi’s flavor. Many fish used in sushi make excellent sashimi; salmon, tuna, puffer fish, scallop, and shrimp are just some types of popular sashimi. What strikes the difference between sushi and sashimi is the rice: sushi is made with a vinegar rice and sashimi is simply garnished raw fish. Sashimi typically comes with fresh ginger, wasabi, and soy sauce. The presentation is of particular importance, so sashimi is often arranged in special, entertaining ways.
We hope you come see us at our Japanese restaurant in Federal Way to experience this authentic delicacy! Just ask a staff member — we’d be happy to help you choose the best sashimi plate from our menu.