Yay! Sushi World got to be a part of OC Weekly's 2018 Eat + Drink Social Edition! If you want to see it for yourself, click here and go to page 36. You'll get to see our Three Amigos Roll, all dolled up. Yeah, because normally, we don't serve any of our dishes with a flower in it. That would be a waste. We're more concerned with giving you great tasting food rather than great looking food, although we do try our best to make our food as presentable as possible. :-)
We just can't get enough of Bluefin Tuna at Sushi World and we want to share it with you! Our killer Bluefin Tuna prices can't be beat anywhere! Bluefin Tuna sushi is going for $5 and sashimi for $10. Bluefin Toro is $9 for sushi and $19 for sashimi. Toro is the fatty tuna that comes from the belly portion of the fish and it usually runs out quick. This has been on our Specials Board for quite some time and will probably go on for a while longer. Be sure to swing by and take advantage of it soon before we realize this is way too good of a deal to be offering.
Our Happy Hour, the best in all of Orange County, features an array of appetizers all for only $3.99 each, which includes the pictured Shishito Peppers topped with Bonito Flakes. Now, if you haven't had it, you must! It's not spicy or hot, as you might think. It's just a pepper that tastes great! And, it's only $3.99 during our Happy Hour, which is all day on Mondays and Tuesdays and on all other weekdays from 2pm till 5pm. Also enjoy $2.99 sushi, and $12 Sapporo pitchers. It's quite an extensive Happy Hour menu and you can order a whole meal from it, unlike most others' Happy Hours.
Yay! It's finally raining again in Orange County! While we can't expect to get any snow anytime soon, we figured getting a Snowman Roll is just as good. The center consists of shrimp tempura, snow crab mix, avocado, and cucumber and then it's all wrapped up in a delicious soy paper with black sesame seeds on it. And to finish it off, we lightly dress it with a sweet sauce. Why did we name it the Snowman Roll? If you use your imagination, it's a Snowman cut up into delicious pieces that you can eat. Some assembly required.
Yay! It's finally raining and gonna rain some more. And we know how you get when it starts raining. You want to stay in. While we prefer that you come in to dine with us, we understand that under some circumstances (like rain and kids), you'd prefer to stay at home and eat. Well, don't sweat it. We got you covered. Order anything on our menu (except for alcohol) and we'll pack it up to-go for you. Just give us a call and we'll prepare whatever you wish and all you have to do is find someone to go pick it up for you. Sounds like a pretty sweet deal. Now get to calling!
We have been contemplating a restaurant makeover for quite some time now. We've finally taken the first step by wiping down our big wall. It previously had a few hand-drawn cherry blossoms and posters of our food. We've hired a local artist who is one of our regulars to do a mural of Japanese Koi fishes. It's coming out quite nicely and will be done shortly. Please be sure to swing on by soon to check out the progress and let us know what you think. After the wall, what should we do next? Maybe redo the tatami room?
Live Amaebi (Sweet Shrimp) is in stock! Watch as our awesome sushi chefs prepare them for you at the sushi bar. They'll even show you how the tentacles on the head continue to move even after it's been decapitated. The heads are eventually deep fried and you can eat them like popcorn chicken. So delicious! And of course, the bodies of the amaebi are expertly prepared and absolutely delicious also! They can be prepared as sushi (nigiri) or without rice as sashimi. Your choice. Make sure you order a few today!
This picture embodies a pretty perfect weekend to us: a big bottle of Kikusui sake and our sushi chef. That means we're going to drink and eat well and that pretty much means happiness all around. Swing on by this weekend and take a seat at our sushi bar! Talk to our sushi chefs to find out what you like best and they'll make sure to accommodate all your requests as best as they can. And of course, getting a big bottle of sake isn't mandatory but it sure helps, especially if you do decide to drink with our chefs. :-)
A new item that we recently added to the Sushi Word Happy Hour menu is Baked Scallop! Cooked in butter and soy sauce, it's available as one of our 8 appetizers for $3.99 during our Happy Hour which is all day on Mondays and Tuesdays and from 2pm till 5pm on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. We do have the best Happy Hour around and we're always making changes to it so that you can try different items on our menu. We don't want you to get bored of us like you did with your last lover.
Unagi is fresh water eel baked in a sweet sauce so it's fully cooked. This is a great item to get for sushi virgins who are not quite ready for raw fish. You can get Unagi as regular nigiri sushi or even in a bowl for lunch, which we appropriately named, Unagi Bowl. It's also featured in the center of one of our most popular sushi rolls, our Caterpillar Roll. It's funny that we have never posted about this item before because it's such a common item that we forget to highlight it. Okay, on to the next sushi.
We don't stick our rice in everything. We have awesome dishes that are pretty much no carbs! Pictured is our Salmon Carpaccio and our super duper popular Jalapeno Yellowtail. Both are delicious and super satisfying, especially if you enjoy great quality sushi but don't want all the rice. We know that living in Southern California, we're all a bit carb-conscious so these two items most definitely fits our lifestyle here. Also, these are both great dishes to get on a date. Bonus!
Another common item on the Sushi World specials board is our Truffle Salmon and it's exactly what it sounds like. A delicious piece of buttery salmon lightly brushed with some truffle oil. Can you see how it's glistening in the light? And it tastes like butter, if that helps any more with your visualization. And of course, we recommend you sit at our sushi bar and interact with the awesome Sushi World sushi chefs. Tell them what you like and how you like it and they'll do their best to accommodate your taste buds. Let's get some sushi!
It's official. Apparently, there's been a bit too much carb consumption going on lately and the powers that be have designated certain carb-free zones all across Orange County. Luckily for you, our Sashimi Sampler is one of the first legitimately sanctioned Carb-Free Zones designated in the OC. If you feel that you have been over carbing as of late, please make sure you get to Sushi World as quickly as possible to order your Sashimi Sampler today. It'll be a great way to help you get that beach body ready for this summer.
Sushi World's awesome sushi chefs are always here to serve you! As you can tell from this photo, our sushi chefs are carefully trained and extremely attentive to details on every single dish we serve. We are nothing without our sushi chefs, our front-line, our direct connection with you, our customers. Our awesome sushi chefs (the best in Orange County!) are ready to serve you whatever your heart (or tummy) desires! We have all your sushi favorites and many, many unique and flavor-intense sushi rolls. Swing on by soon and take a seat at our sushi bar.
After all that sushi, you got room for dessert? Of course you do! Even if you have to make room, you should for our Tempura Green Tea Ice Cream that's wrapped in chocolate cake? How do we do that? Well, that's our secret. All you have to concern yourself with is eating it all cause you really can't pack it up to go. You can share this with another person or two but if you're a pig like us, you'll get one for yourself. It's worth it. And also worth the extra hour at the gym.
If you have a gathering and need something to wow everyone, try one of our custom party platters! We can make it consist of your favorites or you can leave it up to our awesomely talented chefs to pick and choose what they think would be best for your gathering. The one pictured features bluefin tuna, yellowtail, peppered salmon, albacore, salmon, tekka maki (tuna rolls), and cucumber rolls. It's quite a variety but you can also add a few of our sushi rolls, too. Oh, and you don't have to have a gathering in order to get one of our platters.
Our Spicy Scallop Hand Roll is simple yet bursting with flavors. We take a big serving of scallops, mix it with our special creamy sauce that includes masago, and then wrap it in seaweed with a slice of cucumber. Pictured here is an alternative you may have if you prefer soy paper over seaweed. We can make any hand roll with either seaweed or soy paper. Both ways are delicious so it's just a matter of preference. You also can get a whole spicy scallop cut roll, if that's what you prefer.
A very popular dish among sushi aficionados is ankimo, also known as monkfish liver. If you enjoy foie gras, you'll especially enjoy our ankimo because we make ours in-house. It's been called the foie gras of the sea with its delectably rich taste and texture. We serve our ankimo in perfect little medallions with some gelatin and sesame seeds as garnish. Ankimo is one of those dishes where the longer you let it sit out and cool down to room temperature, the better it will taste. Next time you come in, give it a try if you're an adventurous sushi lover with exquisite taste buds.
Continuing with our series of awesome bowls, especially for lunch, our Poke Bowl never disappoints! Great to have during lunch or dinner, our poke bowl will always hit the spot, especially if you don't have the time to sit down for a long spell at our sushi bar. It's got a little bit of everything in it: tuna, albacore, masago, tamago, and a bunch of other goodies that make this bowl absolutely perfect. And of course, it's dressed with our very own Hawaiian Poke dressing and it all sits on a bed of our sushi-grade rice.
Our Chicken Teriyaki Bento Boxes are only available during lunch and they're awesome! You have the choice of dining in or taking out. Doesn't matter because either way, it's delicious! Each bento box comes with 2 pieces of shrimp tempura, 3 pieces of vegetable tempura, miso soup, and a bowl of rice. Our Bento Box #1 comes with Spicy Tuna Roll or California Roll and it's only $9.95. Our Bento Box #2 comes with 1 sushi piece of each: tuna, albacore, salmon, and shrimp. It costs $11.95. Our 3rd Bento Box comes with 2 sashimi pieces of tuna, albacore, and salmon. It's priced at $14.95.
It's been a minute since we've posted about one of our sushi rolls. Let's get back on track with our signature roll, our Cypress Roll! It's center consists of shrimp tempura, cucumber, and avocado. It's topped with our snow crab mix, strawberries, and a sweet sauce. So, as you can tell, it has not raw fish in it so it's very sushi-virgin safe. Despite that, it is still very delicious and tasty. We wouldn't name it after the city we're in for nothing. It's been a minute. That's really a weird new expression these kids have come up with nowadays.