The 15 BEST Sauces for Sushi (EASY Sushi Sauce Recipes to Try)

Sushi lovers – Are you In search of some tasty sushi sauces? I’ve got you covered with this handy guide. With 15+ sushi sauce recipes to try.

The BEST Sauces for Sushi

While most of these sauces are not authentic, and I wouldn’t drizzle them over the best of sushi prepared by skilled sushi chefs, they can elevate some homemade sushi bowls or even grocery store sushi, or, just a bowl of sushi rice.

These are some of my favorite sauces to serve with sushi:

  • California Rolls + Wasabi
  • Spicy Sushi Rolls + Sriracha Mayo
  • Crispy Rice Sushi + Creamy Sriracha
  • Poke + Ponzu Sauce
Sushi arranged neatly on counter.

Keep reading to discover a sauce that you love. Then pair it with a couple sushi side dishes, a perfect sushi wine pairing, and you’re guaranteed an amazing dinner!

Sauces to Elevate Your Sushi Night

Here are 15 delicious sushi sauce recipes to try out:

Wasabi Sauce

The most popular option is to make a spicy dipping sauce with a bit of wasabi thinned out with some soy sauce until it reaches your desired heat level. You can use regular soy sauce, gluten-free soy sauce (tamari), or low sodium soy sauce.

Sweet Soy Sauce (Kecap Manis)

Spoon drizzling kecap manis into bowl.
Kecap Manis (Sweet Soy Sauce) is a popular Indonesian condiment you can use as a glaze, dressing, marinade, dipping sauce, and more. So sweet and aromatic, this 3-ingredient sauce is easy to make and a must-have in your fridge!
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Unagi Sauce (Homemade Eel Sauce)

Bowl of unagi sauce with spoon for sushi.
Try this homemade unagi sauce (also known as eel sauce) made with tamari, sake, sugar and mirin – no eel required!
Get the RECIPE from Wander Cooks

Ponzu Sauce

Serve this easy Japanese sauce with summer rolls, sushi, or dumplings.
Get the RECIPE from Epicurious

Sriracha Sauce

A blend of jalapenos, chiles, and other spices and ingredients. It is also commonly referred to as the “rooster sauce” because of the rooster logo.

Aji Amarillo

Small bowl of aji amarillo sauce topped with habanero pepper and surrounded by french fries.
This Aji Amarillo Sauce is a spicy and versatile Peruvian condiment. Spicy yellow pepper paste is blended with creamy and tangy ingredients, leaving you with an outstanding dipping sauce, spread, or dressing.
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Spicy Mayo Sauce

Sriracha mayo in bowl.
Spicy and creamy homemade Sriracha mayo takes less than 5 minutes to make. This easy condiment recipe is great for burgers, sandwiches, tacos, and more!
Get the RECIPE from Sauce Fanatic

Teriyaki Sauce

Teriyaki sauce in bowl with spoon.
Ditch the bottled stuff for good—this simple, homemade honey teriyaki sauce makes everything taste amazing.
Get the RECIPE from The Modern Proper

Chipotle Crema

Jar of chipotle crema with spoon on small plate next to lime wedges and small bowl of chipotles.
Add some smoke and spice to your favorite recipes with this Chipotle Crema. A Mexican-inspired sauce, this creamy mix is made with chipotles in adobo to give a boost to tacos, salads, and more!
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Mango Sauce

Mango sauce being drizzled on sushi.
Quick and easy to do mango dipping sauce to serve along fruity sushi roll or use as dipping for other veggies, salad, ad seafood.
Get the RECIPE from How Daily

Hot Sauce

Overhead shot of bottle of salsa taquera next to dried chiles and spoon with sauce.
Skip the jar of store bought salsa and make ​​Salsa Taquera instead! It’s a smoky and vibrant condiment that’s perfect for tacos, carnitas, grilled meats, and more. The ingredients are simple, but the flavor is extravagant!
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Dynamite Sauce

Dynamite sauce in bowl.
Crispy, crunchy and delicious dynamite bang bang sauce inspired by the PF chang’s restaurant! This easy video recipe is so mouth-wateringly good!
Get the RECIPE from Pretty Delicious Eats

Dumpling Dipping Sauce

Spoon in small bowl of gyoza dipping sauce.
This super quick Gyoza Dipping Sauce is easy to make with 4 simple ingredients. It’s savory, tangy, and a little spicy. The perfect sauce for dumplings, potstickers, spring rolls, and more!
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Peruvian Green Sauce

Hand dipping spoon into green sauce.
This Peruvian Green Sauce (or Aji Verde) is a spicy and versatile condiment. Made with jalapeno, cilantro, and fresh lime juice, plus Greek yogurt to give it a creamy texture. It's an amazing dipping sauce, spread or dressing.
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Homemade Sushi Recipes

More Sauce Recipes

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And, be sure to check out these 15+ Sides for Sushi.

Spoon in small bowl of gyoza dipping sauce.

15+ AMAZING Sauces for Sushi

This super quick Gyoza Dipping Sauce is easy to make with 4 simple ingredients. It’s savory, tangy, and a little spicy. The perfect sauce for sushi, dumplings, potstickers, spring rolls, and more!
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 6 people


  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (or to taste)

Optional Add-Ins


  • Whisk together all of the ingredients in a small bowl and enjoy.


Store in the refrigerator for up to 1 week. 
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Calories: 36kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 0.4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 543mg | Potassium: 29mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 59IU | Vitamin C: 0.4mg | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 0.3mg
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