Maki and nigiri are far and away the most common types of sushi available at Japanese restaurants in the US. There are other, less readily available sushi preparations, such as chirashizushi, can make for an entirely different gastronomical experience.
Chirashi is a method of preparing sushi whereby the cooks start with a bowl of sushi rice and then add the raw fish and other ingredients on top. It's not the easiest dish to find on a menu, but Wonderful Sushi (1288 University Avenue, 619-291-0240) has two varieties. The restaurant, while not exactly upscale, seems to have a better product than other places in its price bracket. Wonderful Sushi also has more space than other, popular sushi joints so it will be easier to snag a table on a busy night.
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