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 (nē-gîr′ē, nĭ-)
A type of sushi that consists of a lump of cooked, vinegar-seasoned rice rounded and pressed by hand into a loaflike shape and then topped with a thin slice of usually raw seafood, sometimes seasoned with wasabi and bound together by a strip of seaweed.

[From Japanese nigirizushi : nigiri, a gripping, a grasping, a hand-pressed ball or lump of rice (from nigiru, to grip, grasp, roll a ball of rice in the hand, from Old Japanese, to grip, grasp) + -zushi, combining form of sushi, sushi; see sushi.]


(Cookery) (in Japanese cuisine) a small oval block of cold rice topped with wasabi and a thin slice of fish, prawn, etc, and sometimes held together by a thin band of seaweed
[from Japanese, literally: grasp, as the rice is shaped by hand]
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The menu includes creative style nigiri, sashimi, a variety of savory dishes and dessert.
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Opt for simple sushi, such as nigiri (fish on a bed of rice).
With nearly 20 sushi varieties, you can expect the regular suspects; nigiri (tuna, and salmon), and maki (California style, vegetable, crabstick, tuna), among others.
First, the Tamayogaki Nigiri, three little Japanese omelettes served on top of sushi rice.
We ordered a combination platter with four nigiri, four crispy rolls and four Philadelphia rolls.
After devouring the cubes of goodness, the chef brought out a seafood sushi platter featuring two salmon and tuna nigiri, a lobster maki and a tempura maki.
He took it apart in front of us, reserving the cuts for different purposes, and used fresh, raw slices to drape across small blocks of rice to make salmon nigiri.
The menu itself is a delight, set out in a colourful picture grid showing off each dish, from individual nigiri to elaborate platters.
Its new menu has been modified to focus only on Japanese fusion dishes, and offers a selection of nigiri, sashimi, maki and rolls, as well as a traditional robata grill.
The private jet menu includes popular dishes such as sashimi, nigiri, spicy miso baby chicken, and trofie pasta served with wild rabbit ragout in Chianti wine sauce.
Each roll of the sushi nigiri take, an assortment of the day's best, was crafted to perfection and served with fiery wasabi that truly hit the spot.