Origination of Sushi
In 1966, Los Angeles was the first city in America to successfully embrace sushi. A man named Noritoshi Kanai and his business partner, Harry Wolff, opened Kawafuku Restaurant in Little Tokyo. It was the first place to offer traditional nigiri sushi to Americans. In 1970, the first sushi bar outside of Little Tokyo, Osho, opened in Hollywood and catered to celebrities. Soon after, several sushi bars opened in both New York and Chicago, helping the dish spread throughout the U.S.
It is believed sushi had its roots in Southeast Asia. Records of where fish and meat were salted and fermented where first recorded and seen in 2nd century Chinese scriptures. This was later documented in Japan in the 7th century.
Between 1827–1829 sushi and raw fish were first combined. This is the sushi widely known to the world today. It was created to be a fast food in the streets of Edo.