“Hara hachi bu” is Japanese and loosely translated it means, “eat smaller portions” or eat until you are 80% full.
Hara hachi bu is latent in the Japanese code of living, and even though we’re a restaurant, we really like the concept. And when you eat your food with chopsticks, you automatically eat slower, meaning that you’ll better be able to feel when you’re full.
Hara hachi bu as a concept, originates from the Japanese island of Okinawa. Whether it’s a direct result of practicing hara hachi bu or not, but Okinawa is place on earth with the world’s highest proportion of centenarians (a person who lives to or beyond the age of 100 years) .
So go ahead and order your favorite things, as long as there’s a bit less on the plate. Or as we say at Sticks’n’Sushi, “eat sushi, live long, die poor.”