It is a question that I often discuss with my attendants.
It is as such not a clear answer because it is based in fact on an individual assessment.
For some discount sushi to gourmet food and for others a dinner at a Michelin sushi restaurant is a gastronomic experience.
When I have to assess whether any kind of sushi I will look at the ingredients that have been used are of high quality and they are fresh. Since you do not cook sushi the quality of ingredients is very important.
Since I am Japanese-trained sushi chef and sake sommelier I look at the techniques used to make sushi because I think it is very important to give the guest a gastronomic experience.
If you would like to learn about Japanese sushi you may want to read more about the course Sushi course for beginners
Zoë has lectured and held sushi courses for A. P. Moller – Maersk, Hugo Boss Nordic, Novo Nordisk, Novartis, Velux, Gorrissen Federspiel, Beierholm revision, Elbek & Vejrup and many more.