The player uses the touch screen to create chains of sushi. The player can hold for up to 7 seconds or they will lose their chain. These chains give the player a stack of plates which they can throw at their opponent with bigger stacks having big multipliers. The player can collect up to 5 stacks before having to throw them. The player has a sushi sprite which determine the player's special moves. The game features a competitive online mode.
The game takes place in a world where sushi has been banned after the Sushi Struggles. The player, Musashi, joins the Sushi Liberation Front and partakes in sushi battles to defeat the empire.
According to Metacritic, Sushi Striker: The Way of Sushido on Nintendo Switch gets a metascore of 76/100 based on 44 critics.