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Entertaining & Etiquette

Eating sushi - rice or fish side down?

ktchow | Dec 5, 201907:45 AM     8

I have always been eating fish side down on tongue and that seems the norm at most of the top places I've managed to visit in Tokyo and elsewhere. However, I just landed reservations at Jiro Honten and their website seems to recommend *not* turning the sushi upside down (presumably that means rice side down).

Can anyone who is familiar with Jiro-san confirm this, and thoughts about why?

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