Sushi in Sydney: getting the varieties right. Well then, sports fans, before we can begin to discuss the ins and outs of sushi in Sydney, it’s important to make sure we’re all on the same page when it comes to the sushi itself. What we mean is, setting straight the differences between each variety of sushi and, perhaps more importantly, which varieties that are thought to be sushi but actually aren’t. One such Japanese delicacy that falls into this category is sashimi, an entirely different thing to sushi. Sashimi is rice-less and involves meat – it doesn’t have to be raw and it doesn’t have to be seafood – it just has to be a small piece laid on top of a garnish. Sushi, on the flip side, is anything that involves the use of sushi rice, which is the key difference. Sushi, especially in Sydney, then comes in many shapes and sizes, maki and oshi being two of the most popular.