Here's a quick guide to Japanese table manners, which the Sakana Sushi Bar abides by:
Although the Sakana Sushi Bars offer Japanese food, you're not obliged to leave your shoes at the entrance, as the Japanese tradition requires. You'll be sitting on a tall chair at the bar, not on a mat around a short Japanese table. We want to promote an atmosphere of unity and fun.
Your sushi will be served on unique hand-made ceramic dishes, custom-made for Sakana. As soon as you take your seat, you'll receive a set of tableware: a pair of chop-sticks on a tray, a mat, a bowl of wasabi, a pot of soy sauce, a bowl to dip your sushi and sashimi and a bowl of marinated ginger flakes and sticks.
It's worth to learn eating with chop-sticks. With a little training you'll be able to easily grab (and not impale) your sushi.
Rest the first chopstick on the tips of your middle finger and your ring finger and press it down with the base of your thumb. Seize the other chopstick with your thumb and your index finger. Try using them like a crab would use its claws. Touch the tip of one chopstick with the other.
Traditionally, most Japanese dishes are eaten with chopsticks, even soups. The Japanese use them to pick out noodles and other ingredients, and then either drink whatever's left straight from the bowl or just leave it. As far as soups are concerned, the less orthodox of Sakana customers can opt for beautiful ceramic spoons.
The Japanese etiquette allows for more freedom with sushi. Once you take the tray with your sushi of choice, you can use either chopsticks or your fingers.
Jeżeli jesteś z przyjaciółmi, zawsze nalewaj napoje (sake, herbatę) najpierw swoim sąsiadom.
Ostatnia kwestia: niech nie paraliżuje Cię etykieta! W Sakanie znalazłeś się dla relaksu i przemiłych doznań kulinarnych.