Masago vs Ikura

Masago vs Ikura Roe Salmon Sushi World Orange County OC Pop in Your Mouth

We like to drop a little sushi knowledge every now and then because we feel it's necessary so that you know what you're eating and you get what you want. We have often received questions about the difference between these two and here it is. They are both roes, or the eggs of fish. Masago, is much smaller and it makes sense, because they come from small fish. Ikura is generally Salmon roe, because they are a bigger fish and therefore, produce bigger eggs. Because Masago is much smaller, it's kinda crunchy when you bite into them.

Albacore - Happy Hour Menu

Albacore Happy Hour All Day Mondays Tuesdays Every Day Orange County OC Sushi World

Along with Albacore, we have Yellowtail, Salmon, Peppered Salmon, Masago, Escolar, Natto, and Shrimp on the Happy Hour menu for $2.50 per order (2 pieces!). HH is all day on Mondays and Tuesdays and on all other weekdays from 2pm till 5pm and you can also enjoy $3.50 appetizers, $2.50 sake, and $10 Sapporo pitchers. We have a number of other items on the Happy Hour menu so you'll have to go over to our Happy Hour section to find out what they all are. Hope everyone has a wonderful week!

Free Dessert For Moms

Free Dessert Mother's Day Prix Fixe Meal Orange County OC Sushi World

That's right, ladies and gents. We are giving away a free dessert to all Moms on Mother's Day! Come on in for one of our Prix Fixe meals for mom or just order whatever Mom wishes for Mother's Day. Afterall, she deserves it! After she's through with the meal, she can select to eat her free dessert there or we will gladly pack it to go for her. We might have some other surprises up our sleeves for Mom so be sure to give us a call and make your reservations now while there's still time. We love all Moms!

Salmon Skin Hand Roll in Sesame Wrapper

Salmon Skin Hand Roll Sesame Wrapper Paper Happy Hour All Day Orange County OC Sushi World

If you prefer, we can make any sushi roll with a sesame wrapper (or paper) instead of the usual seaweed wrapper. It's really a preference of choice. You might find that you like certain hand rolls with one wrapper over the other. We really don't mind. Just let our sushi chefs know and they'll gladly make the adjustment. In this picture, you'll see our Salmon Skin Hand Roll with the Sesame Wrapper. It's only $3 during our Happy Hour which is all day on Mondays and Tuesdays and on all other weekdays from 2pm till 5pm.

Jalapeno Yellowtail for the Win

Jalapeno Yellowtail Sesame Seeds Ponzu Orange County Sushi World OC

You can never go wrong when you order our Jalapeno Yellowtail. It's low in carbs, women love it, it's great on dates, and it's extremely tasty! It all starts with perfectly sliced sashimi pieces laid out on our plate. It's then dressed with a ponzu mixed sauce and a jalapeno sauce blend along the top that has a lot of flavor and is not too spicy. And then we sprinkle some toasted sesame seeds on top. Yep, it's pretty perfect. Happy Cinco de Mayo to all of our friends out there! Yep, we chose to post about this dish because it had jalapeno in it.

Live Sweet Shrimp - Amaebi

Amaebi Live Sweet Shrimp Specialty Specials Board Sushi Bar Chefs Orange County OC

Beautiful, translucent, sweet shrimp. Yum. Yep, they're in stock and alive for the taking. Absolutely one of our favorite items so we always eat them ourselves when they're in stock. Our chefs masterfully serve up the tails of the amaebi with a just a hint of wasabi and rice, if you'd like. They then deep fry the heads for you so you can just eat those like fries, except these are much better. If you do dip it in soy sauce, make sure you only dip it a bit. Doesn't need much because the shrimp itself is so darn tasty.

Peppered Salmon, Albacore, & More

Peppered Salmon Albacore Yellowtail Orange County Sushi World OC Best Happy Hour

Happy Hour all day on Mondays and Tuesdays means that you get to enjoy $2.50 sushi (for 2 pieces!). Sushi choices include Peppered Salmon, Albacore, Salmon, Yellowtail, Masago, Shrimp, Escolar, and Natto. And you also get to take advantage of our other HH deals: $3.50 appetizers (10+ to choose from, $2.50 sake, and $10 Sapporo pitchers. And don't forget that Happy Hour is on all other weekdays from 2pm till 5pm, the hours at which most other sushi joints take their afternoon breaks. Yep, we don't need no stinkin' breaks.

Pop Rocks Sushi Roll

Pop Rocks Sushi Roll Orange County OC Sushi World Experiment Try Anything Fun Sushi Chefs

Our sushi chefs are always adventurous and trying out new things. There was a time when we offered a Pop Rocks Sushi Roll on our specialty board for a while. We're not sure about how it was received but it was sure fun to make it and serve it for a while. Pop Rocks will always have that nostalgic quality for some of us adults who had to eventually grow up. We'll try to keep you informed about all of our different creations but the only way to truly know what we're experimenting with is if you come on in and take a seat at out sushi bar.

Salmon Slabs

Salmon Slabs Happy Hour All Day Mondays Tuesdays Peppered Best Orange County HH OC

Yeah, we've got these slabs of salmon just lying around, waiting for you to come on in. And you should, especially during Happy Hour, which is all day on Mondays and Tuesdays and on all other weekdays from 2pm till 5pm. Why? Because Salmon sushi is only $2.50 during our HH. You get 2 pieces of sushi per order so that comes out to be only $1.25 per sushi. The other sushi available for the same price during HH are albacore, yellowtail, peppered salmon, escolar, masago, nato, and shrimp. And don't forget about our other HH specials: $2.50 sake, $3.50 appetizers, and $10 Sapporo pitchers.

Sushi, Sake, Sounds - Every 3rd Wednesday

Yummy Roll Beats DJ Ryan Live A1 Ayebert Sushi World Sake Sounds Escolar Lemon Serrano Pepper

That's right. Every 3rd Wednesday of the month, DJs invade Sushi World to provide a nice, entertaining evening of Sushi, Sake, and Sounds. From 6pm to 9pm, DJ Ryan Live, DJ A-1, and DJ Ayebert are all in the mix providing you with those feel good tunes. Come out and see what it's all about and get some awesome sushi and sake in the process. You can even get one of our awesome sushi rolls, like the pictured Yummy Roll, which always lives up to its name because it's packed with flavor!

Salmon Avocado Roll on the Happy Hour Menu

Salmon Avocado Roll Orange County Best Happy Hour OC Sushi World

An item that is often neglected on our Happy Hour menu (and in general) is our Salmon Avocado Roll. It's very simple: just a piece of salmon and avocado in the center, wrapped in seaweed, rice, and toasted sesame seeds. Such a simple sushi roll but definitely hits the spot for taste and convenience. Our sushi chefs can whip this little bad boy up quickly so if you're in a rush to eat, try this one out. It's only $4 on our HH menu along with the usual culprits: $2.50 sushi, $2.50 sake, $3.50 appetizers, and $10 Sapporo pitchers.

Cypress Roll - Strawberries & Shrimp Tempura

Cypress Roll Strawberries Shrimp Tempura Snow Crab Cucumber Avocado Sweet Sauce Orange County OC Sushi World

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.

Beef Tataki - Happy Hour Item

Beef Tataki Orange County OC Happy Hour All Day Mondays Tuesdays Appetizers Sushi World

Just because it's not fish, don't disregard our Beef Tataki on the Happy Hour menu. It's an incredibly tasty item that we carefully make in-house. It is raw but you won't even notice it when you put it in your mouth. After it's been marinated, seared, and then aged, we carefully slice the beef into little medallions and then lightly dress them. An order is only $3.50 (along with 10+ other appetizers) during our Happy Hour, which is all day on Mondays and Tuesdays and on all other weekdays from 2pm till 5pm.

Happy Sushi Weekend

Salmon Truffle Albacore Red Snapper Yellowtail Jumbo Scallops Omakase Orange County OC Sushi World

What consists of a happy sushi weekend? Well, sit on down at our sushi bar one of these weekends and you'll soon find out. We have a number of different omakase-style meals where it's our sushi chef's choice on what to serve you. It's a great deal and you'll get to sample a variety of our freshest sushi. The sushi in this picture is just a few of the items that we regularly feature at our sushi bar, like truffle salmon, red snapper, and jumbo scallops. Make sure you get a good sake to compliment your sushi weekend for it really won't be complete without it.

Delicious Uni

Uni Sea Urchin Specials Board Close Up Sake Pairing Premium Sushi Bar Orange County OC

Yep, it's not for everyone. But for those who know how delicious Uni is, this close-up should make your mouth water. You can see the texture, which although looks like your tongue, it just melts in your mouth like butter. It's almost always on our specials board so just holler it out to our awesome sushi chefs and they'll whip up a few orders for you. It definitely goes well with one of our premium sakes. If you ever need help deciding on a sake pairing, don't hesitate to ask our servers or our chefs (if they're not too busy) for an appropriate sake that will best suit your liking.

Smoked Albacore Hand Roll

Smoked Albacore Hand Roll Happy Hour Best in Orange County OC Sushi World

A very popular item that's on our Happy Hour menu that nearly does not get enough attention is our Smoked Albacore Hand Roll. It's only $4 each during Orange County's best Happy Hour, which is all day on Mondays and Tuesdays and on all other weekdays from 2pm till 5pm. This close-up picture should give you a pretty good view of what it consists of: plenty of smoked albacore, fried onions, cucumber, and some other secret goodies. Also available during our HH is our $2.5 sushi, $3.5 appetizers, $2.5 sake, and $10 Sapporo pitchers. Just about everything you might need to be happy.

Fried Baby Crabs

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We're not sure how long we'll have it, but currently on our Specials Board is Fried Baby Crabs. Yep, they're tiny and they're delicious. Just pop them in your mouth and eat them all up. It's just like eating fries, but way better. Always, always check our specials board when you come in for a visit. We love mixing things up and adding different things to the menu so there's always something new for you to try. Amaebi is still on the specials board so if you still haven't tried live sweet shrimp, you're definitely missing out.

Sushi & Sake Tasting March 23rd

Orange County Sushi Sake Tasting Event Foodie Premium Sakes Sushi World OC

Sushi World proudly invites you to our Sushi & Sake Tasting event where our chefs and our team will present you with 6 exquisitely prepared sushi paired with 6 premium sakes. Each pairing is purposely designed so that the sake compliments the sushi by enhancing its flavor & taste.

The price will be $30 per person for the tasting but our full menu will still be available to those who choose to order more food.

Hotategai - Scallops

Hotategai Scallops Raw Sushi Specials Board Orange County OC Sushi Bar

A very common item on our specials board is our Hotategai, better known as Scallops. If you do come in and see it on there, be sure to order at least one serving. It's definitely a different texture and taste from regular fish sushi. If you are familiar with cooked Scallops, raw Hotategai has the same texture except that it might be a bit softer. And its flavor is very refreshing and feels more meaty than your typical raw fish sushi.

Smoked Salmon Collar

Smoked Salmon Collar Buttery Good Sushi Grade Orange County OC

A very common item on our specials board is our Smoked Salmon Collar. The meat around the collar of the salmon is especially buttery and delicious already. And searing the salmon collars were good but smoking them adds a whole other level of flavor and texture that is absolutely out of this world. The other nice thing about this item is that anyone, even non-sushi lovers, can enjoy this. It is fully cooked and comes with rice, salad, and some ponzu sauce. We always do the smoking ourselves so you know it's fresh. Try it out on your next visit. You won't regret it.

Orange County's Best Sushi Chefs

Orange County Sushi Chef Prep Fresh Tuna OC Sushi World Happy Hour Everyday

We are nothing without our awesome sushi chefs. Day in and day out, they take care of all of our customers with the utmost, professional care and love for all the food that we serve. During the day between lunch and dinner, you can usually find them prepping away, as you can see from this picture. Coincidentally, if you come during this time, we also have Happy Hour every day from 2pm till 5pm.

Best Deal in Orange County!

Best Deal Orange County OC Cypress Happy Hour All Day Sushi World Peppered Salmon Escolar Yellowtail

Our happy hour is not only the best deal in Orange County but it's also available all day on Mondays and Tuesdays! Why? Because we want to make sure you start your work week off right! Come on in for $2.50 sushi, $3.50 appetizers, $2.50 sake, and $10 Sapporo pitchers. We have many other items on our happy hour menu but you'll have to find out what they are on the rest of the site or simply by just coming in! Our Happy Hour is also on all other days from 2pm till 5pm, even on the weekends.

Chicken Teriyaki Bento Boxes for Lunch!

Chicken Teriyaki Bento Boxes Orange County OC Best Sushi World Sashimi

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.

Poke Bowl: Sushi Deliciousness in a Bowl

Poke Bowl Tuna Albacore Tamago Masago Orange County Sushi World OC

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 don't forget, we still have happy hour all day on Mondays and Tuesdays and on all other days from 2pm till 5pm. Best happy hour in all of Orange County without a doubt.

Sashimi Sampler! Taste A Bit Of Everything!

Orange County OC Sashimi Sample Albacore Yellowtail Salmon Red Snapper Tuna Sushi World

Our Sashimi Sampler is the perfect dish. It's perfect to start out a meal. It's perfect to end a meal. It's perfect as a meal by itself. It features perfectly sliced pieces of red snapper, tuna, yellowtail, salmon, and albacore. Oh, and it's also carb-free, for those of you who care. Halloween is fast approaching. Do you know what you want to be yet? If not, swing on by and have a sashimi sampler with our chefs and ponder it. Happy Hour from 2pm till 5pm on the weekends: $2.50 sushi, $3.5 appetizers, $2.50 sake, and $10 Sapporo pitchers.

Shishito Peppers - Happy Hour

Shishito Peppers with Bonita Flakes Appetizers Happy Hour All Day Mondays Tuesdays Orange County OC Sushi World

Yikes! It's almost summer already? Where has the time gone? Well, slow your roll and come on by for Happy Hour and get some of our awesome Shishito Peppers which are topped with our very own bonito flakes. They're only $3.50 during our Happy Hour along with a bunch of other appetizers (including garlic edamame, baked mussels, beef kushiyaki, chicken yakitori, beef tataki, jalapeno poppers). Our Shishito Peppers are not as spicy as you might think so try them out before disregarding them. Definitely a great way to start any meal at Sushi World.