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72 Responses to Proper Sushi Bar Etiquette

  1. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
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    February 6, 2008 at 9:31 pm
    Link: Proper Sushi Bar Etiquette - Normally, I`d say this is a parody of how to conduct yourself in a sushi bar, but Japan does take their sushi seriously.
  2. Profile photo of KbtLuke
    KbtLuke Male 13-17
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    February 6, 2008 at 11:42 pm
    Mmmmmmmmmmmmm sushi..... *Munch Munch*
  3. Profile photo of KbtLuke
    KbtLuke Male 13-17
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    February 6, 2008 at 11:43 pm
    Why do their sushi bars look aincient???
  4. Profile photo of Windrider15
    Windrider15 Male 13-17
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    February 7, 2008 at 12:08 am
    God why Do people care so much about getting the first post, tis not that big of a deal, its not even a deal to bigin with, just wtach the link, enojy the link, and we shall all be a lil happier inside
  5. Profile photo of StphnHrrll
    StphnHrrll Female 18-29
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    February 7, 2008 at 12:17 am
    Now I want some sushi, YUM!
  6. Profile photo of StphnHrrll
    StphnHrrll Female 18-29
    434 posts
    February 7, 2008 at 12:17 am
    WindRider Why do you care that people care so much?
  7. Profile photo of gorgeousplan
    gorgeousplan Female 18-29
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    February 7, 2008 at 12:18 am
    Even though this is an older video, I just love it so much! Thanks for posting it here to remind me about it!
  8. Profile photo of Pabasa
    Pabasa Male 18-29
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    February 7, 2008 at 12:18 am
    lololololol that was ridiculously funny.

    lol@ maa maa maa maa oh toh toh toh, the waiter/waitress, the recycled fish, etc.

    Oh and if you want to eat sushi you dip the fish in the soy sauce, not the rice.

  9. Profile photo of Windrider15
    Windrider15 Male 13-17
    656 posts
    February 7, 2008 at 12:20 am
    Ahh, now the true question would be as to why you care that i care that they care?

    But ont to the video, i enjoed it, it was bery informative, i dont think i would use it cuz i ahet sushi but it was nice to know

  10. Profile photo of StphnHrrll
    StphnHrrll Female 18-29
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    February 7, 2008 at 12:25 am
    I care that you care that they care because I`m a caring person
  11. Profile photo of Windrider15
    Windrider15 Male 13-17
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    February 7, 2008 at 12:28 am
    Aww you are... how sweet......

    i wish i was a caring person.... but the truth is .......

    i dont care....

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    powpowking Male 13-17
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    February 7, 2008 at 12:35 am
    Old......waay old.....
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    LoofahBoy Male 18-29
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    February 7, 2008 at 12:48 am
    If I went in there they would kick me out in a second. My idea of customary dining is going to my friends house and raiding their fridge for food whenever the chuffing hell I feel like it. It`s quite customary, actually.

    And I cant stand fish. Not to mention raw fish. Cheeseburgers FTW!

  14. Profile photo of Invalok
    Invalok Male 18-29
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    February 7, 2008 at 1:17 am
    I don`t think this is true... there are kernels of truth here and there, but...
  15. Profile photo of Pabasa
    Pabasa Male 18-29
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    February 7, 2008 at 1:28 am
    If you ever got to the geta part and think this is true, then you`re probably not that smart.

    If you didn`t get to the geta part, well, you`re missing a lot.

  16. Profile photo of AnwarNova
    AnwarNova Male 18-29
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    February 7, 2008 at 1:31 am
    this is great.

    japanese shows ftw ...always hahaha

  17. Profile photo of snoopdawgg
    snoopdawgg Male 18-29
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    February 7, 2008 at 1:34 am
    let me explain:
    if a jap sees this they would laugh out loud, because it kept saying obvious stuff like "2 people" or "May i take this seat?" and some ridiculus stuff that mock traditional sushi place.

    but to foreigners like you, you would have a hard time distinguishing the truth from the false.

  18. Profile photo of BikerTeen
    BikerTeen Male 13-17
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    February 7, 2008 at 2:19 am
    pretty cool
  19. Profile photo of unbwogable
    unbwogable Male 18-29
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    February 7, 2008 at 3:45 am
    Why are some of the meats blurred out when they shoot the closeup (about halfway thru)?
  20. Profile photo of Funkster
    Funkster Male 18-29
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    February 7, 2008 at 3:45 am
    Has this informative film made anyone else wanna go have sushi?... (its not a pick up line honest! i dont think... unless you wanted to go to have sushi together...) ahem. Yes. Sushi.
  21. Profile photo of eevahanz
    eevahanz Female 18-29
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    February 7, 2008 at 4:21 am
    the `Taisho` has got DIRTY FINGERNAILS!!!!!! eeeeeeeuuuuuuuwwwwwwwwww!!!!!!!!!!
  22. Profile photo of Steno
    Steno Male 18-29
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    February 7, 2008 at 5:25 am
    Everyone who thinks this is real... are wrong.
    This is so obviously fake! my mother is japanese, and i`ve lived in japan, and this is just a parody... really... but i think it was meant to be so that people would think it was real.
  23. Profile photo of SubElixer
    SubElixer Female 18-29
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    February 7, 2008 at 5:35 am
    Always loved this video. Hahaha. This is the samurai way. I laugh every time
  24. Profile photo of Pikaro
    Pikaro Male 18-29
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    February 7, 2008 at 5:44 am
    It`s quite offensive that you post this as humorous. Sure some of the traditions are over-emphasized in that video, but it`s no reason to knock a culture that acts proper in a restaurant instead of going to hooters in a wifebeater and eating wings until your hands are stained orange.
  25. Profile photo of Pabasa
    Pabasa Male 18-29
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    February 7, 2008 at 6:07 am
    ^ You really need to relax. You *do* note that the video was clearly made by the Japanese themselves yeah? They were making fun of themselves!

    If they were willing to parody their own culture then there really shouldn`t be any reason for us not to join in the fun.

    Relax, please.

  26. Profile photo of TrishIsADork
    TrishIsADork Female 18-29
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    February 7, 2008 at 6:50 am
    Repost.:-P
  27. Profile photo of woomanfoo
    woomanfoo Male 18-29
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    February 7, 2008 at 6:51 am
    Everyone whining for no reason at all is almost as funny as the video.
  28. Profile photo of LemonTarte
    LemonTarte Female 18-29
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    February 7, 2008 at 7:48 am
    Are you guys retarded? Of COURSE this a parody video, what are you talking about? And it was pretty funny too. I cant believe there are people who think this is real.
  29. Profile photo of Nidonemo
    Nidonemo Male 18-29
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    February 7, 2008 at 8:27 am
    LMAO! XD
    At times I was unsure if this was a parody, it was made so informatively.
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    FIRST_poster Male 18-29
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    February 7, 2008 at 8:45 am
    thats poo. everyone knows that gari is ginger!
    that sux, but it was cool until i realized that these are just lies
  31. Profile photo of cutemilkcow
    cutemilkcow Female 18-29
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    February 7, 2008 at 8:55 am
    If people are questioning whether this is a paradoy or not, they obviously didn`t watch the whole thing or weren`t paying attention to the end. I haven`t had much experience with sushi, but I`m guessing that it would be difficult to order fire truck sushi.
  32. Profile photo of _Requiem_
    _Requiem_ Female 18-29
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    February 7, 2008 at 8:57 am
    It is the samurai way. *nods*
  33. Profile photo of Red5TheFinn
    Red5TheFinn Male 13-17
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    February 7, 2008 at 9:14 am
    that gari stuff was just ginger. I have that every time i go t ohave sushi. But i dont eat it separate. I fold it around the sushi.
  34. Profile photo of Pabasa
    Pabasa Male 18-29
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    February 7, 2008 at 9:19 am
    ^ That`s not the proper way to use the gari. Gari is eaten to clear the flavour of a previous sushi off your tongue when you`re changing to a different flavoured sushi.

    Well, that`s what they told me anyway. Waiting for confirmation from Thanatos.

  35. Profile photo of IslandLotus
    IslandLotus Female 18-29
    410 posts
    February 7, 2008 at 9:30 am
    I agree that if you think this wasn`t a parody, you didn`t watch the whole thing. Once you get to the part about the footwear being used to prepare the sushi and worn home by the customers, it becomes pretty obvious. If that didn`t convince you, the illegal menu items and salt saucer should have.
  36. Profile photo of lololeela
    lololeela Female 30-39
    327 posts
    February 7, 2008 at 9:47 am
    I`m craving sushi now, dammit!
  37. Profile photo of cutemilkcow
    cutemilkcow Female 18-29
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    February 7, 2008 at 9:48 am
    Even the footwear and illegal stuff could possibly be ignored, but they have sushie charts at the end the end that really make it ridiculous
  38. Profile photo of Ajikan
    Ajikan Male 18-29
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    February 7, 2008 at 9:53 am
    i act this way when i go to mcdonalds. they always ask me to sitt by a table when i get a chair for the counter.
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    wolfpup13 Female 13-17
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    February 7, 2008 at 10:06 am
    even thought a repost, kinda interesting
  40. Profile photo of arddunaid
    arddunaid Female 18-29
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    February 7, 2008 at 10:20 am
    Lawls. I liked the thing about the wooden plate things... Wearing them home. XD

    And the guy`s face when his girlfriend is serving his beer.

    "It is the samurai way."


    If anyone really wants some basic advice on sushi etiquette, Alton Brown has a Good Eats episode on it, and there`s a portion about more traditional sushi etiquette. I know that none of the sushi restaurants here in Sacramento care if dip the rice instead of the fish or put your chopsticks down wrong. They`re just glad you`re buying food. Anyway, maybe it`s on youtube or something. It pares it down to the essential things that we uncouth Westerners would likely do wrong.

  41. Profile photo of Red5TheFinn
    Red5TheFinn Male 13-17
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    February 7, 2008 at 10:32 am
    Pabasa:

    i know its not the proper way to eat gari(ginger) but if you tried it you would realize how good it is.

  42. Profile photo of gakuzuki
    gakuzuki Male 18-29
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    February 7, 2008 at 10:45 am
    kono bideo chotto hurui kedo, itsumo omoshiroi.
  43. Profile photo of AKappy
    AKappy Male 18-29
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    February 7, 2008 at 10:50 am
    Funkster, I`ll go get some with you... it can be a date if you want.

    Sushi + my mouth = orgasm.

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    gingernut333 Female 18-29
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    February 7, 2008 at 10:52 am
    Haha I love this link =)

    Yeah it`s a repost but oh well...

  45. Profile photo of Ruswut
    Ruswut Male 18-29
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    February 7, 2008 at 11:22 am
    Looks a LOT like a video to learn the language, the whole difference between 2,3,4,1 people thing, they just took the piss out of it lol.
  46. Profile photo of skypirate
    skypirate Male 18-29
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    February 7, 2008 at 11:50 am
    i swear this is a repost
  47. Profile photo of the_windy
    the_windy Female 18-29
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    February 7, 2008 at 11:53 am
    "Taisho always have a secret personal history. You should never ask about this." *Taisho makes scary face while cleaning a knife*

    Eep. O_____O

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    thecite Male 13-17
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    February 7, 2008 at 1:08 pm
    Is this a repost? If not, I`ve definitely seen it on YouTube before.
  49. Profile photo of thecite
    thecite Male 13-17
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    February 7, 2008 at 1:13 pm
    Of course that was a freakin` joke, you can`t seriously believe that was real. Japanese have lots of manners, but that was just one step too far, it was a freakin` joke.
  50. Profile photo of thanatos16
    thanatos16 Male 18-29
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    February 7, 2008 at 1:39 pm
    this is... HILARIOUS!

    take it from a japanese person - this is simply gold

  51. Profile photo of Qhoss
    Qhoss Male 13-17
    247 posts
    February 7, 2008 at 3:07 pm
    I was took this as fact for a while. Moving the overhead flap at a precise area seemed odd, but then again I did not know much about Japanese etiquette. If there is only one person, show guilt in your eyes. Well, the Japanese are act humbly and respectfully to one another, so I didn`t think of it again.

    The pouring of the beer with the lesser ranking pouring to the higher up made since to me. But the mah mah mah to oh oh struck me as odd. The lady pouring to the man makes perfect sense as that is the way it should always be, no matter where you are.

    But the thing about the Japanese feet smelling of vinegar finally made me realise that this was meant to be a work of humor.

    I liked it.

  52. Profile photo of KeVsTeR2475
    KeVsTeR2475 Male 13-17
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    February 7, 2008 at 3:42 pm
    anyone else notice that this is a repost?
  53. Profile photo of theRam
    theRam Male 13-17
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    February 7, 2008 at 3:58 pm
    (back on page 1) snoopdawgg: I completely respect what you`re saying about the foreigners not knowing the truth from the false, seeing that you are from Canada, the birthplace of sushi. Of course, learning about this kind of thing is quite difficult for anybody who has not actually been to one of the "sushi-ya". But of course, it`s probably not called that, but how the hell would I know?
  54. Profile photo of Adyckt
    Adyckt Male 18-29
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    February 7, 2008 at 4:11 pm
    this was so funny. I was duped in the beginning into thinking that this might be real, but when they did the counting of the people, i knew it. No one could be stupid enough to not figure out how many people are in your party, and how many you tell the restaurant you have.

    mah mah mah mah, oh to to to to confirmed it.

  55. Profile photo of miakauisan
    miakauisan Female 18-29
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    February 7, 2008 at 4:41 pm
    This is part of the japan culture lab series done by the comic duo "the rahmens". they have other ones about how to apologize correctly and how to pick up a date. Hilarious stuff.
  56. Profile photo of Smollet
    Smollet Male 13-17
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    February 7, 2008 at 4:43 pm
    Hahaha the ending was halarious with the toy cars and the shogi piece on the sushi xD!!!
  57. Profile photo of kokuryuha
    kokuryuha Female 18-29
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    February 7, 2008 at 5:02 pm
    Jeez...I love learning about Japanese culture and lifestyle, but I didn`t even think about these rules...^^; Guess I still have a lot to learn. <3 ^-^

    ~Kokuryuha~

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    pea_ooter Male 13-17
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    February 7, 2008 at 5:57 pm
    lmao Maa maa maa maa
    Oh toh toh toh
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    Woot45 Female 13-17
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    February 7, 2008 at 7:20 pm
    Lmfao "this type of sushi is for cheap poor people"!
  60. Profile photo of Pikachu42
    Pikachu42 Female 18-29
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    February 7, 2008 at 7:26 pm
    LOL...i`ve got to remember that 45 degree angle when i go have sushi tomorrow...and since i`ll be going before work and will be there alone...i`ll make sure i have plenty of guilt in my eyes.
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    enmarwen Female 18-29
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    February 7, 2008 at 7:26 pm
    I`ll have some Yamato w. Cucumber and rolled rice w. Kappa plzkthnx!
    lmfao. that was so great.
    obviously fake, and very subtly funny.
    I like.
  62. Profile photo of Gomay
    Gomay Male 13-17
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    February 7, 2008 at 7:47 pm
    rofl. the part where the chef wiped his sweat and w/e with the cloth that the diners used to clean their fingers was hilarious
  63. Profile photo of Unbreakable
    Unbreakable Female 18-29
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    February 7, 2008 at 8:45 pm
    Oh IAB, how you love your REPOSTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  64. Profile photo of KbtLuke
    KbtLuke Male 13-17
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    February 7, 2008 at 11:36 pm
    Windrider15, I did watch the whole video. I just watched it on fancylads profile to get a reasonable 1st post about the clip before it was posted on IAB. (To stop people sayins FIRST!)
  65. Profile photo of ladynerd
    ladynerd Female 18-29
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    February 8, 2008 at 12:09 am
    Wow wats with the meat blurring?
  66. Profile photo of RodneyJason
    RodneyJason Male 18-29
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    February 8, 2008 at 3:40 am
    Man i want some sushi right now... but its 4am =(
  67. Profile photo of WNLD
    WNLD Female 18-29
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    February 8, 2008 at 8:22 am
    I`m not quick to say "repost," but in this case how many times has the clip been reposted? Six times?
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    Mrsparks795 Male 13-17
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    February 8, 2008 at 3:09 pm
    is this real, or a joke. i havent been to japan lately...lol
  69. Profile photo of aliachloe
    aliachloe Female 13-17
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    February 8, 2008 at 3:35 pm
    This was pretty funny, I liked the measurements. Classic. I like a culture that can laugh at them selves.
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    puppies04 Male 18-29
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    February 8, 2008 at 3:42 pm
    that was sweet... guy wipes his finger on cloth after he has licked them, then the chef wipes the counter with it, then he wipes the sweat off his face with it then he cleans his knife with it :O
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    January16 Female 13-17
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    February 8, 2008 at 3:47 pm
    LOL! I`ve never seen this before. "maa maa maa" and the drink pouring, Lol! Then them double dipping into the salt at the end. priceless!
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    Afterthought Female 18-29
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    March 15, 2008 at 9:24 pm
    That was weird. :P

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