Is Sushi overrated?

For the 1st time in my life I tried sushi and it was ok, I don't see what everyone is raving about, its quite popular here in Australia.

It was sushi from one of the fast food kinda places. it was a basic salmon roll.

what are your thoughts on the subject?
Updates:
im well aware that sushi from a takeaway is different to restaurant sushi, nevertheless...

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Most Helpful Girl

  • I normally don't tell people this story, but since you asked...

    About a year ago, one of my friends took me out to a sushi restaurant so I could experience the delicacy of raw fish for the first time. The original cafe we intended to go to was closed for lunch, so we ended up going to a nicer place with red tablecloths, ambient lighting, and cloth napkins--probably very romantic for dinner, but mostly business meetings at lunchtime

    Our first roll of fried lobster was delicious and my favorite course despite not being authentic, but likely my favorite because it was familiar to my taste buds. I ordered something with white fish and avocado all wrapped up in mild seaweed and it came with a side of ginger (which was my favorite part of the sushi). Honestly the textures and tastes were difficult to get past for the first couple of bites, but I thoroughly enjoyed my last two bites by the time I ate to them. For dessert, we ordered a plate of delicious green tea mochi. Decent food; decent service

    After lunch we decided to go see a movie, so we got back in the car to drive to the theater closest to my apartment. All of a sudden I felt hot and felt those little fishy bites swimming back and forth inside me, so I cancelled our movie plans and told my friend to drive me back home instead. I barely made it to the sweet, loving confines of my bathroom in time for the horrible indigestion of my sushi to--um--you know...

    Sushi tastes weird, but is good by the last bite; sushi doesn't digest well for everyone, especially not me. So my verdict is:

    Sushi is overrated!!!

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  • It's not overrated in my opinion.
    Go to a real sushi restaurant with a Japanese chef. The difference is really inexpressibly big. It's like buying a frozen pizza vs. eating a fresh pizza in a real, authentic Italian trattoria.
    I have traveled to Japan with my best friend and we went to a really expensive, fancy sushi place where you sit at a bar and they serve you a total of 10 or 12 courses with all kinds of different sushis. It's an experience I will never forget. I have hardly ever eaten such delicious food.

    Sushi is in a way quite similar to traditionally Italian pizza. The dish is very simple and there are only few ingredients. What makes it so amazing is the freshness of the products and how well they fit together and blend into each other.

    Oh and don't drown your sushi in soy sauce. That's a mistake many beginners makes. It should also be dipped very lightly on one side :-).

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What Girls Said 28

  • I love sushi but I do find it overrated.

    It's still yum though

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  • Not only did you do from a shotty restaurant you also got possibly the most... basic near non sushi you could get. You need to go for a variety of complimenting items. If you are going basic go with nigiri sushi, then for rolls you have to go with something that has more content to overcome the rice. Hotate, uni, ikura, ark shell, a few of my favorites...

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  • I dislike sushi. In fact , I am not a lover of sea food anyway. I'll only eat Cod, but it has to be battered. Other than that I'd rather dine at a restaurant where there's a variety of different cooked dishes to choose from

    I've tried vegetarian Sushi too , but I dislike cold rice.

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  • Sushi is delicius and in no way overrated. It's probably my favourite ethnic cuisine.
    The key is to get it from a good restaurant that makes it on the spot, and uses fresh food.

    Neither of which would be satisfied by buying it from a fast food place (or even a grocery store where I notice they sell sushi at straight from the fridge?). That shit's nasty and is doing sushi no favors. It's something that's good only when freshly made. πŸ‘

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  • I don't know if it's overrated but I'm personally not a fan. I've tried it a few times but I just don't like it.

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  • Yeah... it IS overrated...
    I mean I understand the value of a good tuna fish... but you can eat it grilled too and it'll be even more delicious...
    So yeah, it's definitely overrated.

    But I think it's so popular because it's not bad for you, but it has the feel of fun, junk food, so it's got it all for the fraction of calories.

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  • overrated af
    it's not even cooked
    I bet I will find a way to burn it tho

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  • No, sushi is delicious! I hope someone will take me out to get some soon :)

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  • I looovvee sushi. Its my 'spoil' for the week, because it's so damn expensive!! You have to eat it properly,, with a piece of sushi -ginger ,, with a small piece of wasabi ,, dipped into soya sauce

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  • Everyone gets their panties in a wad because they think it's "raw fish". Su-shi directly translated means "with rice", and most is either cooked or vegetarian.

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  • It's cold rice and raw fish. If you get it with cooked fish... now you have cold rice with cold, cooked fish. If you get it and the stuff is warm... thats just gross.

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  • I think sushi is gross because I can't get past RAW FISH. I have never tried it and never will unless they have sushi with cooked fish. Also, I am not a fan of sauces.

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    • There is sushi with cooked fish!

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    • Also generally known sushi like a California roll, which uses crab stick or imitation crab meat, or a Philadelphia roll, which has smoked salmon, are cooked as well.

    • Yeah you can get some with cooked crab or shrimp.

  • I used to love sushi but I now I think its little overrated. At some places I went to, it was bomb as'f, but at others I couldn't even stomach it. I just stopped eating it all together to avoid getting sick

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  • You didn't have good sushi. The basic rolls are meh. Go to an actual restaurant and order something with veggies and sauce in it.

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  • It probably wasn't the one for you, or it might not be that special like you said to your pallette. Sushi is ok to me too but the best one I ever had was fried

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  • I love sushi.
    I really enjoy making it as well, it's quite a relaxing task.
    There are so many combinations that can be made.

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  • Eh, I think it depends on the place. There's a lot of people around where I am that are put off by the thought of eating raw fish, only a handful of people I know actually have eaten it and like it.

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  • I love them.. but I like to eat, so I won't give an objective opinion

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  • Personally j love it. And kinda miss it :( need to organize a sushi night.

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  • I love sushi so personally I don't think it's overrated.

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  • No. Sushi wins. 🍣

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  • I think its yummy especially raw sushi β™₯

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  • I never had sushi

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  • Heck no sushi is bomb, go to blues next time

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  • Down in Texas we call it "bait".

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  • Yes it's overrated

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  • Yes it is

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  • I love sushi, but do agree it's a bit overrated. It's also not as healthy as people think.

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What Guys Said 34

  • It is a trendy thing to eat. Thirty years ago, it was trendy to drink Perrier water. Forty years ago, it was trendy to have fondue parties. Today, it is popular to go to Five Guys for a burger because the trendy crowd insists that it's wonderful! All of that stuff is okay, but it's not great and it's overpriced. Raw fish. . . I'd rather skip that meal, thank you!

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  • Not in my opinion. I thinks sushi tastes good and on expensive restaurants it's of very good quality. I've heard people saying it's not as healthy as many believes, but for me it doesn't matter since I only eats eat it a couple of times a year and I eats it because I enjoys the taste, not because it's healthy. It's expensive, but worth the price.

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  • I don't even like cooked fish, so sushi is a definite no-go for me, haha. It's probably my gf's favorite food though.

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  • i think that it was overrated a few years ago in the USA. i think it is has sort of fallen into the correct place of just being another food option. i do really like sushi though. you should try it from a non-fast food place. like an actual sushi restaurant. cause for sure not all sushi is created equal

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  • Well, you did have it at a fast food place so maybe that's why your impression of sushi is bad. I personally don't like it.

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  • It really depends on how well it's made because trust me there is a oceans worth of difference between professional sushi and shitty sushi.

    If it's properly made and prepared it's really good, but if it's not it's quite bad.

    Now I personally like it but I wouldn't want to eat it all the time, just like a now and then type of thing.

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  • As a Californian , sushi is definitely an ongoing trend here! The key is the fish has to be high quality! No use of seasonings to mask lower quality ingredients; the greatness of sushi is in the fresh essence of the ingredients in their natural state.

    Love me some (good) sushi.

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  • I have avoided takeaway sushi myself. I just wasn't really happy about the idea, it's probably just a personal squeemishness.

    But before I left Aus, I had some sushi and sashimi and loved it - since settling in here I have found a couple of sushi restaurants I like to frequent - I really enjoy it as long as it is well prepared. Like any food, some cooks/places do it better than others.

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  • No, but then again I don't like the taste of fish or crab/shrimp.

    Sushi with just seaweed and rice, etc... doesn't really do it for me either.

    So yeah, I think it's kinda overrated, especially when they charge a lot for it.

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  • OMG! Thanks for asking this! Yes it is! Sushi is fucking overrated and disgusting! Yes I said it! It is DISGUSTING! Look at any sushi restaurant and you will never see anyone who is fascinated by it! People are either disgusted or find ok in the best case! It is the food of every alternative douche bag Japanese wannabe hippie! FUCK sushi and FUCK hippies!

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  • What? No. Sushi is delicious, you watch you mouth sir.

    You should really try restaurant sushi before you make your final decision. It costs quite a bit more but its worth it. Also if you like spice A LOT try it with wasabi. If you like spice a little try it with wasabi and soy sauce. If you like salt just use soy.

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  • you canΒ΄t have a proper opinion on sushi if you eat it in a basic fast food place xD go to a proper japanese restaurant, cause it tastes way better. i tasted sushi 5 times in chinese and other restaurants but they were all shit.

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  • It's like going to McDonald's and saying burgers are overrated. Sushi in Japan is like butter, it melts in your mouth and tastes exactly how you "imagine" the fish would.

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  • I don't think so. Sushi is great. Especially in those restaurants with a conveyor belt where the food is basically circling around you. I think it is called sushi train

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  • Never had it.

    Never plan on having it.

    Not appealing at all.

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  • Women love it! If you don't know what to get her to eat, then look no further than on sushi!

    It's as overrated as beer is for men.

    Neither is.

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  • not as overrated as apples! it's 25% air :D
    -rash'em!!!

    you'll be my best friend if you get the reference... you probably won't find it on google

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  • I do, and from what u understand there is some really phenomenal spearfishint in Australia meaning like the u. s the best fish is pan fried

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  • Maybe it is expensive because of helping you to get rid of parasite.

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  • Not really. There are various types of sushi, some might be overrated.

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  • Like many things it's an acquired taste. And figuring out what YOU really like as it's quite diverse in offerings.

    If you can, try it at least once with someone that has a lot of experience - they'll recommend things you might not try otherwise, and show you how to get the most out of it.

    About 30 years ago I worked with a guy who was Italian and his wife was Japanese - so he taught us how and what to eat for sushi. We've been loving it ever since.

    My favorites are sake - salmon, and maguro- tuna. We like sashimi almost as well - that's sushi without the rice - just fish slices, and some of the fancy rolls. Wasabi is an acquired taste, everyone has their tolerance or likes for it depending on how watered down with soy sauce it gets.

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  • in my opinion yes.
    it's good but I can think of many things which I like more

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  • Sushi is fuckin bomb.

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  • I have never tried sushi. No idea what that is.

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  • To each their own.

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  • Yeah it's overrated. Pretty boring food.

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  • Never had it and I'm in my mid 30s

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  • Meh I'm not a big seafood person in general.

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  • Never had it

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  • No. Sushi is the best food in existence.

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