What Are The 6 Different Types of Sushis?

We can’t get enough of this delectable Japanese dish, whether it’s bite-size nigiri, traditional Chirashi, or complicated oshizushi. Ward Village has several types of sushi restaurants, each with its take on this millennia-old cuisine, making sure that our chopsticks are always ready.

But let’s take it back a step and look at the many varieties of sushi in greater depth. 

“But wait, there is a variety of sushi?” Of course. 

While a lot of us might associate sushi with the traditional inside-out California roll which has gained popularity in America, the fact is sushi caters to a wide range of techniques and appearances, all of which are considered sushi. Here are a few ideas on how to enjoy sushi, along with some historical context and insider suggestions for enjoying one of Hawaii’s most popular meals. We’ll go through some alternative ways to eat sashimi after this section.


Nigiri is among the most popular types of sushi. It’s generally made up of fresh fish or any other kind of seafood that has been neatly draped over rice seasoned with vinegar that has been stroked with wasabi. Nigiri is a tiny and exquisite dish in which fresh seafood is combined with masterfully prepared sushi rice. Nigiri—a no-frills alternative to sushi in its most basic form—is a simple and perfect approach to enjoy the cuisine in its simplest forms.

The popularity of nigiri in Japan can be traced back to a devastating natural catastrophe. Tokyo was a metropolis at the beginning of the 1920s, experiencing rapid growth and modernization. To feed the bustling staff, local chefs of sushi started selling nigiri from street-side booths, making it the ideal lunch for Tokyo’s bustling residents.

Then, when Japan was hit by the Great Kanto Earthquake, everything changed. Japan’s main culinary export, the city of Tokyo became a diaspora of sorts following an earthquake that claimed more than 100,000 lives, as the popular nigiri sushi chefs of the capital expanded throughout the nation of the island and seeded their strain of different types of sushi throughout the towns.  

For all of your sushi cravings, you can’t go wrong with Genki Sushi at Ward Centre.


Sashimi (which means “incision”) is usually raw, high-quality fish that may be dipped in wasabi and Shoyu. Sashimi is made from very thin slices of fresh fish or shellfish, which are usually served with soy sauce and wasabi. The most preferred sashimi include ahi, yellowtail, salmon, and Tako. While there is some disagreement regarding sashimi whether it is sushi or not. We all may agree that every sushi bar offers sashimi, and you would be doing a disservice to yourself if you didn’t learn more about it.

Sashimi, on the other hand, is not always served raw. Sato is a type of sashimi that involves searing the outside of a fish slice and dipping them in a vinegar dressing before serving. Octopus or Tako may also be prepared boiled as sashimi. While a lot of us take sashimi as just fish or seafood, chicken sashimi and toriwasa are considered as a delicacy in certain regions of Japan. Such as horse sashimi or basashi. 

Make reservations at the famous Nobu at Ward Village for a unique and exquisite sushi experience made by some of the best sushi chefs. If you’re seeking a more calm atmosphere, try Ginza Sushi in Ward Centre.


When you’re hungry, nothing compares to a steaming hot bowl of meticulously prepared sushi rice with colorful slices of sashimi and other goodies, commonly known as gu There are few items more pleasurable for sushi enthusiasts than this. The word Chirashi in Japanese literally translates to “scattered,” but it barely begins to do justice to the colorful spectrum of sashimi commonly spread on delectable sushi rice. If you decide to order any of these hearty main courses, you may expect to leave satisfied.

Surprisingly, most Chirashi meals eaten in Japan aren’t made of sashimi; instead, they feature omelets, vegetables, tofu, or fish cake.


While oshizushi isn’t as well-known as other varieties of sushi, it’s just as delectable. Oshizushi is made by layering rice with various toppings along with the juicy slices of sashimi in a wooden mold that is called an Oshibako and then shaping it into form. After the dish has been wrapped around the box, it’s sliced into squares or rectangles and served.



Temaki, or hand-rolled sushi, is a fantastic method to get new people into the fold of sushi eating. Temaki is a Japanese dish in which rice is topped with whatever your stomach desires and served on a bed of nori (dried seaweed). It’s named for the way it’s made: by layering rice on top of a square of nori (dried seaweed) and topping it. In the end, wrap the nori around itself in a rolling motion until you have a palm-sized sushi roll in your hand. Temaki, which means “hand roll,” is a popular snack in Japan. It may be eaten as a wrap or dipped into your choice of Shoyu and wasabi, along with your desired degree of spiciness.

Chopsticks are not needed like many types of sushi, such as nigiri, and you’re welcome to eat with your hands.


Many of us from the West are familiar with inside-out rolls, such as uramaki, which is what many associates with sushi. In other words, the California Roll, the original uramaki roll, was made in Los Angeles’ Little Tokyo at Kawafuku Restaurant during the late 1960s and was made specifically for Americans. We haven’t looked back since then. America fell in love with sushi in the 1940s, when Japanese restaurants began to appear on every corner. As our awareness of sushi grew, spicy tuna rolls and other uramaki assisted us in improving our palette for the cuisine. As our palettes and experience of the many forms of sushi broadened, so did our capacity to step out of our comfort zones. Novelty rolls soon became a standard in American sushi restaurants as a combination of an Old World style and New ingredients and Western tastes took root. The combination of maple, pork belly, and jalapeño on a sushi roll? Who would’ve guessed that these ingredients would make it to such a delectable sort of sushi? 

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