The Best Sushi Restaurants in Chicago Today

Music for a sushi restaurant, you say? Ha! See what I did there?

This weekend celebrates many things in Chicago, and International Sushi Day is one of them.

Believe it or not, I had never even tried sushi before 2016. I was always curious about it, though. If you've never tried it, let's start from the beginning.

The Spruce Eats says that sushi is "a Japanese dish featuring specially prepared rice and usually some type of fish or seafood, often raw, but sometimes cooked.

And though you might automatically associate the word sushi with raw fish, it's actually the rice that is the most important ingredient. Indeed, the word "sushi" refers to the sour flavor of the vinegared rice. Regardless of the toppings or fillings, sushi always includes rice.

As a matter of fact, sushi rice is so important that sushi chefs in Japan undergo years of training just to learn how to cook the rice properly, before they ever begin to handle any fish or seafood."

It's also important to note that not all sushi is made with raw fish! There are some options with cooked seafood, so don't worry.

Be adventurous, and check out the full list of Chicago's best sushi restaurants here. Maybe even take your dad out for a sushi date today!

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