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  • When not in use, place your chopsticks in front of you, parallel to the edge of the sushi bar, with the narrow ends in holder. Never place them directly on the bar.
  • Sashimi should be eaten with chopsticks.
  • Nigiri style sushi is traditionally eaten with the hands.
  • Dip nigiri style sushi into the soy sauce rice-side-up (fish side down). This will ensure the the topping is flavoured with sauce and that the rice does not fall apart on the way into your mouth. It should be eaten in one bite.
  • Ginger is to be eaten between bites rather than in the same bite as sushi. It is eaten to both cleanse the palate and aid in digestion.
  • Never pass food to someone else using chopsticks. This parallels passing cremated bones of a deceased relative at a Japanese funeral. Instead, pass the plate allowing an individual to take food themselves.
  • When taking food from a shared plate, use the reverse ends of your chopsticks rather than the ends which go in your mouth.
  • Eat everything on your plate as it is considered rude to leave food especially rice.
  • If you want something that is not on the menu, it’s ok to ask for it.
  • Never expect the chef to handle money. People who handle the food never touch the money.