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Dave the Diver’s Comprehensive Sushi Bar Guide

Welcome to Dave the Diver’s comprehensive guide to running a successful sushi bar. This guide will demystify the mechanics of managing a sushi bar, from serving dishes to hiring staff. Whether you’re a seasoned sushi bar owner or a novice, this guide will provide you with valuable insights.

Understanding the Basic Mechanics

Running a sushi bar involves several tasks. Initially, Dave will need to serve all dishes, pour all drinks, refill the wasabi, and clean tables. Over time, you’ll be able to hire more staff to help manage these tasks, as it can quickly become overwhelming for just one person to handle.

How to Refill Wasabi

When you’ve run out of wasabi you have to:

  1. Go to the far right of your restaurant where the wasabi is.
  2. Select it.
  3. Grind/create the wasabi (press a button a few times).

The Menu: Norimaki and Green Tea

Each day, you’ll serve Norimaki and Green Tea, which provide little profit but don’t cost materials to sell. As you progress, you’ll unlock the ability to serve beer and cocktails, which require careful pouring to meet customer specifications. For beer, you need to ensure the glass has 20% or less foam on the top of it. For cocktails, you have to pour each cocktail so it has the appropriate layers of liquid as the customer specifies.

dave the diver menu

Enhancing Dishes and Managing the Menu

You can enhance dishes by spending ingredients to level up the dish, which increases its price and taste. Each level costs an increasing number of ingredients. When you put a dish on the menu, you can manage it by adding ingredients, swapping recipes, setting auto supply, enhancing the dish, or deleting it from the menu.

dave the diver whole reoasted shark head recipe

The “Add Menu” allows you to sort your dishes by when you obtained them, name, price, taste, level, and dish. The dish will also show you which ingredients you need to serve that dish as well as enhance dishes by spending ingredients to level up the dish, which increases its price and taste.

Staff Management

As you progress, you’ll unlock the ability to hire staff. Each staff member has a level, hidden skills, and stats. Training your staff increases their stats and unlocks hidden skills. You can also dispatch staff to collect seasonings, but they’ll be unavailable for work that day.

dave the diver applicant list

The staff page is divided into two sections: the “Sushi Bar”, which lists your Chefs, and the “Dining Area”, which lists your servers. Each staff member has a set of skills, including cooking, serving, procurement, and appeal. These skills determine how good they are at cooking, how fast they serve dishes, how good they are at getting seasonings, and how much of a tip they earn.

Research and Recipes

You can use Artisan’s Flames to unlock new recipes. The number of Artisan’s Flames you receive at the end of each night depends on how many happy customers you have. Customers will be upset if they aren’t served drinks fast enough, if they don’t get served at all, or if they sit at a dirty seat.

dave the diver artisans flames

The Cooksta App and Rank

The Cooksta App allows you to rank up the sushi bar, which unlocks new recipes, increases the number of customers you get in a night, and more. The number of followers, researched recipes, and the best taste rating determine your rank. The rank levels include Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum, and Diamond, each with its own set of requirements.


Running a sushi bar is a complex task that requires careful management of dishes, staff, and customer satisfaction. With Dave the Diver’s comprehensive guide, you’ll be well-equipped to navigate the challenges and reap the rewards of running a successful sushi bar.

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