• Nobu Matsuhisa, owner of Nobu Restaurants Group and Hotels. Chef Matsuhisa opened his first restaurant in 1987 in Los Angeles; today he owns 47. 
  • One of them is right here in South Africa, in Cape Town. 
  • The sushi master gave some tips to eat sushi the traditional Japanese way


Nobu Matsuhisa, owner of Nobu Restaurants Group and Hotels, opened his first restaurant in 1987 in Los Angeles; today he owns 47 and one of them is in the One&Only in Cape Town, close to the V&A Waterfront.

Sol Kerzner, the South African hotel magnate, poses for pictures with chef Nobu Matsuhisa at his newly opened restaurant at the One&Only resort on April 1, 2009 in Cape Town. Photo: Per-Anders Pettersson/Getty Images


The sushi master gave Business Insider some tips to eat sushi the traditional Japanese way:

  • You don’t need extra Wasabi – there should always be inside, between the rice and fish.
  • You can use chopsticks or your fingers — it doesn’t matter.
  • A more traditional way of eating sushi is to take the fish, dip it into soy and then put the wasabi on the middle of the fish.
  • There are the three traditional ways: sashimi, nigiri, and roll.
  • For nigiri - make a half-turn, grab with chopsticks and dip into the soy sauce on the fish side. The rice shouldn’t touch the soy.
  • Ginger can be used to cleanse your pallet to clean the fish taste.  
  • For sushi rolls – just a little dip of soy is needed.
  • All sushi should eaten in one bite.


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