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According to Bab. Shab. 128a, unsalted fish is Muktzeh (because it's inedible, presumably).

So is sushi Muktzeh? Does it make a difference whether the sushi is totally prepared (rolled or plated or whatever - I don't do sushi so my understanding of it may be off) or not?

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    possible duplicate of Raw fish on Shabbos – HodofHod Feb 7 '13 at 23:43
  • I'm not asking about Stam raw fish. According to the Gemara it is Muktzeh. I'm asking about something that is considered food that is, essentially, no different, except by social convention. – Seth J Feb 8 '13 at 2:23
  • @SethJ Isn't all raw fish food then? I don't really do sushi, but would a sushi eater go to order a fresh piece of raw fish from the fish counter at the grocery and eat it? Or at least, find it somewhat enjoyable, though a little bland? Or is sushi fist special somehow? – Double AA Feb 8 '13 at 5:40
  • @DoubleAA, I love how you said "I don't really do sushi," because that's how I generally express my relationship to sushi. I definitely don't do sushi. I cannot fathom the desire to eat the stuff. I've tried and tried and tried, and the best I can do is tolerate it. Having said that, however, people love it. In any case, you've sort of paraphrased my question. "Is sushi fish special somehow?" – Seth J Feb 8 '13 at 15:04
  • @DoubleAA Yes, a sushi (or rather sashimi) eater would go to order a fresh piece of raw fish from the (sushi) fish counter at the grocery and eat it. It isn't bland ;-) – Adám Nov 24 '16 at 14:15
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I have heard that Rabbi Avraham Yosef Shlita has said in a Shiur that it is not Muktze, since this is the way people eat it.

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