Sushi is a culinary art form, and it’s all about presentation. You can’t just hack away at a fish fillet and hope for the best! That’s why Japanese sushi knives are so specialized and so good at what they do. We researched dozens of sushi knives to provide a comprehensive sushi knife review of the best sushi knives around. Before we get started, take a look at these handy specs to keep in mind while you shop.
Type: Different Japanese knives are built for different tasks. The two main types of sushi knives are yanagiba and sujihiki.
Steel Type: We go in deep on the steel types of each knife in the reviews, but the main types are Damascus, high-carbon, and stainless steel.
Length: Longer blades look awesome, but beginner sushi chefs may prefer sushi knives with shorter blades that are easier to use.
Handle Material: From polymer to exotic mahogany, the handle material affects the weight and overall look of a sushi knife.
Wash: Can you stick the knife into the dishwasher, or should you hand wash it? The answer is usually hand wash only (we list it below)!
Warranty: The warranty can tell you a lot about the quality of the product, which is why we include it with every review.
Are you ready? Here’s what’s going on: our top pick and budget pick sum up the best Japanese kitchen knives. But if you want to dig in deep to find the perfect knife set for you, we recommend reading the others as well! They’re all our runner-ups and the favorites we couldn’t set aside. Now, let’s get slicing!