I went to a sushi restaurant prepared with my Pyrex container. I was approached by a friendly employee. I asked right away if I could use my own container for a take-out order. She had no problem with my request so I ordered and paid. I told her that I did not want any little packs of soy sauce or any plastic. Just the food and no plastic grass, please. When my order was ready she asked me to come over. She was showing me that she wanted to put Saran Wrap over my dish. I refused politely the wrap. They offered sauce for the gyoza but weren’t sure about the container. I just refused that too. I was never pushed to take any chopsticks, napkins, soy sauce or bags. The amount of waste that still ended up on my plate disappointed and excited me. I learned a few things that will help me with my next attempt. Bring a little container to fill up with soy sauce that they keep on each table. Ask for less wasabi and no ginger (my preference of course). In order for it to be completely zero-waste the shrimp cannot be ordered. Sadly, no Shrimp Tempura. After being surprised by the paper under the gyoza, I learned to tell them you don’t care if the dumplings stick. Here is all my waste. The happy part is I will have to try again and I love Sushi! Left over wasabi and ginger + 1 plastic grass + 1 shrimp tail + a piece of paper = an unsuccessful attempt at zero-waste fast food.
See real plates and everything! Have a great day