Sushi is vinegared rice topped with sliced raw fish, omelets and vegetables, or rolled with a variety of fillings in nori seaweed.

Tempura is made with seafood and vegetables, which are dipped in a flour and water batter, and deep-fried in vegetable oil.

Teriyaki is grilled chicken, beef, or fish with teriyaki sauce. This sweet sauce is made from soy sauce and mirin (sweet rice wine).

Sashimi, sometimes called “tsukuri,” involves various ways of slicing, preparing, and presenting fish. It is an important part of Japanese food.

Yakitori is meat and vegetables on a bamboo skewer that is grilled over charcoal in front of customers.It is complemented very well with beer or sake.