Sushi burrito
Place of originUnited States
Associated cuisineJapan, Mexico, United States
Created byPeter Yen
Main ingredientsWrap, fish, rice
Ingredients generally usedFish, sliced meat, nori, sliced vegetables, sauces

The sushi burrito or sushirrito is a type of Japanese-American fusion cuisine. It is typically prepared by rolling sushi ingredients such as fish and vegetables in a wrap and serving like a burrito.[1] The dish is a form of American cuisine inspired by Japanese cuisine, but is not considered to be authentically Japanese.[2]


Some variations of the sushi burrito include Mexican American ingredients typical of burritos,[3] while others are simply burrito-sized rolls with traditional ingredients. The latter dish was described by GQ as an "oversized maki roll."[4] Sushi burrito recipes often include raw or fried fish, as well as seaweed or rice wrappers in place of traditional tortillas used in burritos.[5][6] Soy paper is also commonly used as a wrap.[7][8]


The sushi burrito was created in 2008 by Peter Yen of the San Francisco fast casual restaurant Sushirrito.[9] Since then, the dish has expanded in popularity and is sold by a variety of sushi and burrito restaurants in the United States.[1][10]


Sushi burritos have seen widespread popularity in the United States since their creation.[11] Their popularity is partly based on the popularity of both sushi and burritos as take-out and casual dining meals, as well as the influence of "foodie" culture.[12][13] Josh Scherer of the Los Angeles Times described the popularity of the sushi burrito as a food trend, and criticized both the eating experience and authenticity of the dish.[14]

See also


  1. ^ a b Krystal, Becky. "The remarkable rise of the sushi burrito". Washington Post. ISSN 0190-8286. Retrieved 2020-09-12.
  2. ^ "Sorry, Sushi Burrito: Japanese Program Certifies Authentic Cuisine". Retrieved 2020-09-12.
  3. ^ Team, The Good Housekeeping Cookery (2020-05-11). "Sushi Burrito Recipe". Good Housekeeping. Retrieved 2020-09-12.
  4. ^ Gordon, Jeremy (19 May 2017). "The Sushi Burrito Was Inevitable—But It's Also Delicious". GQ. Retrieved 2020-09-12.
  5. ^ "Who Will Win the Battle of the Sushi Burritos?". Houstonia Magazine. Retrieved 2020-09-13.
  6. ^ "Sushi Burrito". FOX 4 News Dallas-Fort Worth. 2019-02-01. Retrieved 2020-09-13.
  7. ^ Stapleton, Susan (2018-08-10). "Meet the Samurai-Sombrero'd Jogasaki Sushi Burrito". Eater Vegas. Retrieved 2020-09-13.
  8. ^ "Behold the Sushi Burrito, Dallas' Latest Food Trend". D Magazine. 2016-08-26. Retrieved 2020-09-13.
  9. ^ "Sushi Burrito Recipe". Sunset Magazine. Retrieved 2020-09-12.
  10. ^ "Up Roll brings popular sushi burrito concept to Kailua". Retrieved 2020-09-12.
  11. ^ "Behold the Sushi Burrito, Dallas' Latest Food Trend". D Magazine. 2016-08-26. Retrieved 2020-09-13.
  12. ^ Collegian, Abby Fortin | The Daily. "Fast food fad: The 'sushi burrito' Has rolled into downtown State College". The Daily Collegian. Retrieved 2020-09-13.
  13. ^ "All Hail the Sushi Burrito". Sarasota Magazine. Retrieved 2020-09-13.
  14. ^ Scherer, Josh (2016-12-29). "Beware the Rise of the Sushi Burrito". LA Weekly. Retrieved 2020-09-13.