Let's have another awesome, happy week here in Orange County! Sushi World is here to help you kick off the week right with our Happy Hour all day on Mondays & Tuesdays where you can enjoy $2.50 sushi (for 2 pieces) with 8 varieties to choose from including the pictured salmon, yellowtail, peppered salmon, and escolar. And if discounted sushi isn't enough, we actually have quiet a bit more on our HH menu, like $3.5 appetizers (10 to choose from), $2.5 sake, and $10 Sapporo pitchers. Yep, plenty on the HH menu to keep you happy for the rest of the week.
Sushi World has been fortunate enough to acquire a 170 lb Bluefin Tuna and we want to share it with you! While supplies last (170 lbs of it!), we are offering Bluefin Tuna sushi for $4 and sashimi for $9. Bluefin Toro is $8 for sushi and $18 for sashimi. What's the difference between the two? Well, we're glad you asked. Bluefin Toro is the fatty tuna that comes from the belly portion of the fish. It's obviously more expensive because there's less of it and it's just so darned delicious. It's like butter. But fish. And good for you. We highly recommend you try it if you haven't before.
If you haven't tried one of our newest appetizers, you're truly missing out. It's Fried Aji, which is a Japanese Mackerel. We bread it, fry it to perfection, and serve it with a sauce of your choice. We drizzle it with our thick ponzu sauce in the picture but we serve it normally without it. What makes it even more awesome is that it's on our already long list of available appetizers (10 to choose from!) for happy hour at only $3.50 each! Happy Hour is all day on Mondays and Tuesdays and on all other weekdays from 2pm till 5pm.
While it's not always on our Specials Board, you should try to order it whenever you do see Mackerel on there. Also known as Saba, Mackerel is very distinctive in its appearance thanks to its shiny skin. It's not for everyone, as there might be a fishy aftertaste that many sushi novices aren't used to. But if you have had it and have enjoyed it, you will also reap the benefits of it being a very healthy fish to eat as it is very high in fish oils, like Omega 3, which is why it is so shiny in the first place.
Yes, our Spicy Tuna Rice Cakes are on our happy hour menu for $4. It features crispy, fried rice cakes topped with spicy tuna, serrano peppers, and our very own poke sauce. We also have a Smoked Albacore Hand Roll, a California Roll, Spicy Tuna Roll, Salmon Avocado Roll, and our Salmon Skin Roll, all for $4 each on our Happy Hour Menu. That is all in addition to our $2.50 sushi, $3.50 appetizers, $2.50 sake, and $10 Sapporo pitchers.
Made with big eye tuna and albacore, our awesome poke will blow your mind! We stole the recipe directly from Hawaii so you know it's legit! Also features avocado, gobo, marinated seaweed, and a poke dressing. It's actually a pretty healthy serving so sharing it with another person is highly recommended. It's kinda like a delicious fish meat salad. If you've never had it, especially at our place, you should try it out today. Available all day, lunch and dinner. If we could, we'd have it for breakfast!
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.
If you sit at our sushi bar, you're guaranteed a spot to interact with our awesome sushi chefs. Don't worry if you're a bit shy or unsure of what you want. Our sushi chefs will surely be gentle and considerate of your needs. They'll work on your comfort level surely and steadily so that on your subsequent visits, you'll be a master at conveying what exactly you want and how you want it. Nigiri, sashimi, soy paper, no wasabi, a brush of soy sauce, fresh wasabi... whatever you want and however you want it, our sushi chefs will always be more than willing to accommodate.
Unagi is eel baked in a sweet soy sauce. For some who are still wary of eating raw fish, we have this bowl to fulfill your needs. It's quite simple and consists of generous portions of Unagi, Tamago (Japanese egg cake), vegetables, and of course, rice on the bottom. It's a simple, ideal lunch that will truly fill you up. It's full of flavor and perfect for lunch but you can also have it for dinner. Many who especially enjoy Unagi sushi will absolutely love this bowl. And of course, we have other bowls to enjoy, like our Chirashi Bowl, Poke Bowl, and our Negitoro Bowl.
Chirashi is the best, quick lunch you can possibly have. You get so much fish and it's so filling. And, it's so delicious, too. For $15.95, you get tuna sashimi, yellowtail sashimi, salmon sashimi, albacore sashimi, red snapper sashimi, shrimp, tamago, and spicy tuna all in a bowl with some rice. It is a pretty complete meal. And you need to have a good lunch every once in a while. You can also get our awesome chirashi bowl to go. Just order it ahead of time and our expert sushi chefs will gladly put it all together for you. It's like a little work of art in a box. That you can eat.
Hand rolls are for selfish people like you. They're made for one person and you get to hold it and eat it all by yourself. It's kinda weird and awkward to share a hand roll. Our Hand Rolls are made to order and can pretty much consist of anything you can think of. If you can especially get it as a sushi roll, we can make a hand roll version of it. We also can use a soy paper instead of seaweed paper for any hand roll.
Well, it's the beginning of another week and it's time for Happy Hour all day Mondays & Tuesdays again! $3.50 appetizers which includes spicy garlic edamame, baked mussels, beef kushiyaki, chicken yakitori, beef tataki, jalapeno poppers, shishito peppers, and chicken gyoza. That's quite a selection! On top of that, we also have $2.50 sushi, $2.50 sake, and $10 Sapporo pitchers! You can't go wrong at Orange County's best happy hour spot. Yeah, we said it. There's no doubt. Oh, and we can make the edamame non-spicy upon request.
One of the most popular sakes out there right now is Kikusui Junmai Ginjo. It's brewed with rice, water, and yeast out of Niigata-ken and is considered a dry sake. It's also called, "Chrysanthemum Water." We have heard from several customers that they notice hints of cantaloupe with a slight banana aroma in this sake Or maybe, you might taste something different? If so, we'd love to hear about it! It goes great with all kinds of sushi so it's a great one to get in general. We always have both a small bottle and a large bottle chilled and ready to serve.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.