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19 Sushi Side Dishes To Pair With Your Sushi Rolls

Sushi is one of the most popular Japanese dishes, being embraced internationally, especially in America. But the sushi experience doesn’t have to be just about the rolls and sashimi, as you can find some outstanding appetizers, sides, and desserts on sushi menus.

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From crunchy chicken wings to seaweed salad to matcha ice cream, I rounded up 19 of the best sides for sushi that you have to try!

You can make these at home or head to your favorite sushi restaurant and order them.

Either way, get ready to be blown away by the robust and distinct flavors of Japanese cuisine.

What’s Your Favorite Side for Sushi?

Try these popular sushi side dishes, or tell us in the comments what you like to eat with your sushi!

Don’t forget to find a good drink pairing for sushi as well!

19 Sushi Side Dishes

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Not sure what to serve with sushi? Check out some of our favorite sushi side dishes to complete your meal.

Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


    1. Choose your favorite recipe.
    2. Gather the necessary ingredients.
    3. Prep and cook your recipe.
    4. Enjoy!

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Written by Brian Nagele

Brian has over 20 years experience in the restaurant and hospitality industry. As a former restaurant owner, he knows about running a food business and loves to eat and enjoy cocktails on a regular basis. He constantly travels to new cities tasting and reviewing the most popular spots.