You are probably thinking Chinese food CantCookButLoveToEat. Sushi on the other hand is not served with spoons though. You can get a large platter with lots of pieces. People all take from the communal platter. It is considered rude to take pieces from the communal platter with the end you eat from. It is kind of the equivalent of double dipping your chip into the dip.
Unless you are a woman, nigiri sushi is intended to be eaten with the hand.
I am not sure if it was intended to be eaten with the hand, but it certainly is perfectly acceptable to do so. Sushi is finger food in Japan. In the US it is more common to use chopsticks, but I know I have used my fingers before.