inside an itsu kitchen

Every itsu has its own its’made here sushi & salad team guided by talented rice pro’s & hot chefs. Our kitchen procedures are twenty years in the making. We slice, steam, stack & stir fresh ingredients on the hour.


sushi rice

Each piece of our sushi, sashimi, nigiri & maki are made fresh daily in every itsu shop over the watchful eyes of our highly skilled fish’pros & rice’pros.

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maki rolls

We freshly make our maki rolls in every itsu shop using sushi rice sheets of exactly 145 grams, perfect nori sheets & the precise maki filling according to a strict maki recipe guide. Each maki roll is sliced to exactly 4.45 centimetres.

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sushi rice

Our rice’pro’s cook our sushi rice daily in each itsu using Suzumo cookers, widely recognised in Japan as the ‘Ferrari’ of rice cookers. Our sushi rice is always cooked above 90c, to a precise 4.5pH level.


fish cutting

Every itsu has a fish’pro who is trained to quality check every cut of fish. Fish’pro’s ensure a perfect 5p coin size for maki rolls, exactly 9 grams for nigiri & 15 grams for sashimi.


hot dishes

Since first opening our doors as a sushi restaurant 25 years ago, we've developed an extensive hot range of eat beautiful rice'bowls, noodle'bowls, warming soups, & gyozas and bao. Our dedicated hot chefs steam everything from edamame beans to bao buns.


create your own

Create your own sushi box, hot rice, noodle or low'carb bowl on the itsu app. Your local itsu team will slice, steam & prepare your bespoke order within minutes. Available via click & collect in select stores.