How many pieces of sushi does a sushi meal contain?

Sushi chef & sake sommelier Zoë Escher
If you’ve ever wondered how many pieces of sushi make up a full meal, you’re not alone.

Generally speaking, a typical sushi meal can consist of around 10-20 pieces of sushi. This can include a combination of sashimi, a selection and nigiri and several different sushi rolls.

It is important to note that it is not only about the number of pieces of sushi, but also about the quality and variety of the different types of sushi served. A well-balanced sushi meal will have different flavors, textures and ingredients to create a harmonious dining experience.

If you visit a traditional high-end sushi restaurant in Japan, an omakase menu is served where the chef selects a variety of sushi of his choice based on freshness, season and taste.

This can be a great way to experience different types of sushi in a composite meal.

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Zoë has held sushi courses and cooking classes for A. P. Moller – Maersk, Hugo Boss Nordic, Novo Nordisk, Novartis, Velux, Gorrissen Federspiel, Beierholm revision, Elbek & Vejrup and many more.