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Sushi Platter Buffet Catering

Sushi started out as street food in Japan in the 8th century. But it wouldn’t arrive in the US in earnest until the 1960s with the opening of Kawafuku in Los Angeles’ Little Tokyo. Consisting of seasoned rice and seaweed wrapped around a variety of ingredients including raw fish, tempura, fruit, and vegetables, sushi’s rising popularity signaled a change in the American palate. TV dinners and “meat and potatoes” style offerings were fading and giving way to more luxurious types of cuisine. The creation of the California roll, sushi filled with imitation crab and avocado rather than raw fish, accelerated sushi’s standing as its flavors were a bit more accessible. Now sushi has become a go-to option for diners looking for something quick, easy, and affordable. And due to the variety of ways to customize any sushi roll, your team will love a sushi platter buffet lunch!

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CaterCow is different from other catering platforms. We create menus that are easy to customize. Sushi platter buffets are highly customizable, which makes them perfect for a team with broad preferences and dietary needs. Group orders polls will help you care for your team all year long and ensure that everyone is able to order exactly what they like!

Best Practices and Tips when Ordering Sushi Platter Buffet

Best Practices and Tips when Ordering Sushi Platter Buffet

Here is some quick sushi terminology: maki is the traditional sushi roll most think of when ordering sushi. Sashimi is raw slice of fish with no rice at all. Nigiri is raw fish on top of a small clump of rice. You’ll rarely get brown rice sushi because it’s not sticky enough. Sushi rice is very sticky and has a vinegar flavor to it because it is made with rice vinegar. Though most fish can be served raw, shrimp is always cooked and that’s why it is typically pink/red. Raw shrimp is gray. A good reminder that not all sushi is raw fish!

Is Sushi Gluten-Free?

Is Sushi Gluten-Free?

Most sushi is gluten-free but soy sauce is generally not. It's also important to note that Callifornia rolls are generally not gluten-free because imitation crab meat contains gluten.

Where can I find sushi burritos or poke?

Where can I find sushi burritos or poke?

Sushi burritos were created by Peter Yen in the 2000s in San Francisco but we file them under Hawaiian on CaterCow! That’s because sushi burritos and poke are frequently included on the same menus for Hawaiian restaurants.

Frequently Asked Questions

What goes well with sushi platter buffets?

...more Popular sides include edamame, gyoza (pan-fried dumplings), wakame seaweed salad and veggie spring rolls. Soy sauce, wasabi and ginger are included with each order.

How much should I order for my team?

...more Most sushi rolls are 6 pieces and the average person is typically satisfied with around 12 pieces. Specialty rolls such as Dragon Rolls and Spider Rolls are larger and have premium pricing. Those options are often 8 pieces. For a more filling meal, we recommend ordering an average of 18 pieces per person on your team.

Are there vegan and vegetarian options for Sushi platter buffets?

...more Yes! Many rolls are not filled with any sort of fish or meat so your vegan and vegetarian team members can enjoy alternatives such as cucumber, jalapeno, avocado and more!

What ingredients are in Sushi Platter Buffet?

Sushi Rolls
  • Assorted veggie roll
  • Avocado Roll
  • BBQ eel roll
  • California Roll
  • Carrot roll
  • Cherry Blossom
  • Chicken Roll
  • Crab Stick with Cream Cheese Roll
  • Crunchy Shrimp
  • Crunchy Spicy Salmon
  • Crunchy Spicy Tuna
  • Cucumber Roll
  • Ebi
  • Eel Avocado
  • Eel Cucumber
  • Futomaki Roll
  • Golden Scallop
  • Green & Black
  • Idaho Maki
  • Inari
  • Jalapeno Roll
  • Kamikaze Roll
  • Kappa Maki
  • Oshinko Roll
  • Oyishi
  • Phoenix
  • Pink Lady
  • Redwood Roll
  • Salmon
  • Salmon Avocado
  • Salmon cream cheese
  • Salmon cucumber
  • Salmon Jalapeño
  • Salmon Roll
  • Salmon Skin
  • Shitake Roll
  • Shrimp and Avocado Roll
  • Shrimp and Cucumber Roll
  • Shrimp Tempura
  • Smoked Salmon
  • Spicy California Roll
  • Spicy Eel Roll
  • Spicy Salmon Roll
  • Spicy Super White Tuna
  • Spicy Tuna
  • Spicy White Tuna
  • Spicy Yellowtail Roll
  • Spider Roll
  • Spin
Specialty Rolls
  • Baked Alaska Roll
  • Caterpillar Roll
  • Dragon Roll
  • Mango Roll
  • Newbury Maki
  • Rainbow Roll
  • Red Sox Maki
  • Scorpion Roll
  • Spicy Shrimp Tempura Roll
  • Teriyaki Chicken Roll
  • Umai Maki
  • Volcano Maki

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