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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.

Sake Bottles - Line 'Em Up

Sake Bottle Hot Line Them Up Orange County Japanese Sushi World OC

Yay! The weekend is finally here and you get to kick back and relax. Well, we're not sure how you do that but if you look at this picture, this is how we do it. We line those sake bottles up and one by one, we knock them all down. Of course, we do this all the while eating some delicious sushi carefully prepared and crafted by our team of talented sushi chefs. They are always ready and willing to serve you so feel free to take a seat at our sushi bar or, if you have the tendency of ordering a lot of food (and a lot of sake), then get a table.

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.

Hamachi Ribs

Hamachi Yellowtail Ribs Specialty Rare Sushi Chef Bar Sesame Seeds

Hamachi (Yellowtail) Ribs are not always available so you'll have to ask our chefs if they're in stock. And trust us. They're worth asking about, especially if you haven't tried them. Our chefs carefully carve out the ribs, sear them, and then lightly dress them with a little spice and a little sweetness. You can just pick up each rib and then suck the meat off the bone. It's definitely a different take on "ribs." Normally, this is a wasted portion of the fish but the Japanese are known for not wasting any part of the fish.

Yellowtail, Salmon, Albacore!

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

They are all on the Happy Hour menu! Along with Peppered Salmon, Natto, Shrimp, Masago, and Escolar, you can get 2 pieces of sushi for only $2.50. HH is available all day on Mondays and Tuesdays and on all other weekdays from 2pm till 5pm, when all the other sushi joints are taking a nap. Also available on the Happy Hour menu is $3.50 appetizers (over 10 to choose from!), $2.50 sake, and $10 Sapporo pitchers. But that's not all that's on our HH menu. There are plenty of other items you'll have to come on in and try out.

Fried Baby Crabs

Fried Baby Crabs Perfect Snack Appetizers like Fries Sushi World Orange County OC

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.

Orange County's Best Happy Hour Features Yellowtail

Orange County Best Happy Hour Yellowtail Albacore Garlic Edamame Sushi World

One of our most favorite sushi to eat is always yellowtail, especially when you can see the little blood line along the cut. It's conveniently featured during our Happy Hour, along with albacore, salmon, peppered salmon, natto, shrimp, and escolar. $2.50 for 2 pieces. And appetizers, like the pictured Bake Mussels and Spicy Garlic Edamame, go for only $3.50 an order. There are over 10 different appetizers to choose from for only $3.50. And then, of course, we want you to wash it all down with $2.50 sake and/or $10 Sapporo pitchers.

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 Jumbo 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.

Peppered Salmon - Happy Hour All Day Mondays & Tuesdays

Peppered Salmon Happy Hour All Day Mondays Tuesdays Special Sushi World Best Deal

If you have yet to try our Peppered Salmon, you're truly missing out. And lucky for you, it's only $2.50 for 2 pieces during Happy Hour, which is all day on Mondays and Tuesdays and on all other weekdays from 2pm till 5pm. Along with the Peppered Salmon, we also have escolar, albacore, masago, natto, salmon, and shrimp included in the Happy Hour menu, along with $3.50 appetizers, $2.50 sake, and $10 Sapporo pitchers. There's plenty of deliciousness to fill you up so no need to worry about that.

Sushi & Sake Tasting - March 22nd

Sushi Sake Tasting Pairing Wednesday March Orange County OC Red Snapper Mackerel

We are proud to announce that we will be having a Sushi & Sake Tasting on March 22nd. For just $30, you will get to taste 6 premium sakes paired with an appropriate, complimenting sushi. Of course, our entire menu will be open to you but we just wanted to be able to showcase some of our specialties. Space will definitely be limited so we will start taking reservations immediately. Our servers and sushi chefs will gladly guide you through each of your tasting to ensure you enjoy it completely. It is on a Wednesday night so be sure to have your babysitter situation all lined up.

Uni Pasta Now on the Menu

Uni Pasta Rich Buttery Quail Egg Yolk Flavorful To Die For Sushi World Orange County OC

We enjoyed making this Uni Pasta so much for Valentine's Day that we decided to officially add it to the menu! Don't let this picture fool you. It's actually a very hefty serving that's as rich and flavorful as it looks. As long as there's a demand for it, we'll continue making it. So come on in and have a serving to see what you think. If you love uni, and we know that you do, you'll love this dish completely. It's definitely an entree so order some appetizers and sushi first. Otherwise, you might not have any more room for it. See y'all soon!

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.

Best Happy Hour Deal in Orange County

Peppered Salmon Baked Mussels Happy Hour All Day Mondays Tuesdays Sushi World

It really is the best deal in Orange County because we have a little bit of everything on our Happy Hour menu. You can get appetizers for $3.50, like the pictured (in the background) Baked Mussels. Choose from over 10 different apps. You can also get sushi for a mere $2.50 for 2 pieces, and you have a variety to choose from, like the popular pictured Peppered Salmon. And then you can get liquored up with a small sake for $2.50 or get a whole pitcher of Sapporo for only $10. Our Happy Hour is all day on Mondays and Tuesdays and on all other days from 2pm till 5pm.

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 Valentine's Day in Orange County!

Orange County Sushi Valentine's Day Dinner Uni Pasta Seared Hamachi Albacore OC Cypress

Come experience Orange County's Best Sushi Valentine's Dinner for only $75. Make your reservations now at (714) 828-3474 to reserve your spot on what will surely be a busy night for us. We have developed a special menu where you have the choice to pick what you like best.

Appetizers
Choose 2: Special Salmon Carpaccio w/Ikura, Seared Hamachi Carpaccio, Tuna Poke, or a Tempura Albacore. All are unique appetizers not regularly on the menu.

Sushi Roll
Choose 1 out of our 10 specialty sushi rolls.

Who's Ready for Some Sake?

Wall of Sakes Who's Ready for a drink Sushi Chef Orange County OC Sushi World

We couldn't resist posting this picture of one of our amazing sushi chefs behind this wall of sakes. Makes it feel like they're behind a wall of sakes. Well, it's mid-week and we're not sure about everyone else but we are definitely in the mood for a drink. We're also thinking about doing another sake tasting soon so be on the lookout for that. This time, we're thinking about doing a sushi and sake combo. Let us know if anyone has any particular requests for a sake tasting.

OC Invaders Fundraiser - September 29th

OC Invaders Fundraiser Orange County Sushi World Youth Baseball Community

Sushi World wants to help the OC Invaders get to Cooperstown, New York, next year! And you can help, too! Swing on by and visit us on Thursday, September 29th from 6pm to 9pm, and we'll donate 15% of your total bill to the OC Invaders. We love helping the community and if we can help anyone, we will! Wednesday and Thursday nights are available every week so please feel free to inquire. So far, the tatami room has been reserved but we have a few more seats available, especially by the sushi bar. If you'd like to help the OC Invaders, please stop on by.

How To Watch The Presidential Debate

Presidential Debate happy Hour all day mondays Tuesdays how to watch sushi sake orange county oc sushi world

It's going to be a pretty awesome debate tonight and we can't wait to watch it at Sushi World. This is how we would watch it, with rows of sake and delicious sushi. Anytime either candidate says something we like, we eat a piece of sushi. If either one of them says something we don't like, we take a shot of sake. And it's really nice today because It's also Happy Hour all day on Mondays (and Tuesdays) when sushi is only $2.50, appetizers are only $3.50, sake is only $2.50, and Sapporo pitchers are only $10. Load up on sushi and sake and watch the debate. Sounds like a perfect Monday.

Climb This Chocolate Pyramid

Chocolate Pyramid Hard Exterior Smooth Inside Strawberries Whipped Cream Dessert Orange County OC Sushi World

Sometimes, you need something nice and chocolatey after eating all that sushi and drinking all that sake. Luckily for you, we have a number chocolate desserts on hand and ready for you after any meal with us. The pictured Chocolate Pyramid features a hard, chocolate exterior with a smooth and creamy chocolate filling. Comes lightly dusted with powdered sugar, a sliced strawberry, and whipped cream. Other chocolate desserts include Chocolate Cheesecake, Chocolate Ganache, Chocolate Fudge Cake, and Chocolate Cheesecake. Great for birthdays or any type of celebration!

Every 3rd Wednesday: b.eats Djs in the Mix

Seared Big Eye Tuna Sushi Nigiri beats Union Station Radio DJ Ryan Live Ayebert A1

To help everyone get over the dreaded Wednesday hump day, we have live DJs come and spin for us every 3rd Wednesday of the month. Called, "b.eats," enjoy the free entertainment as you dine on sushi and sake from 6pm till 9pm. The smooth sounds is provided by DJ Ryan Live, DJ Ayebert, and DJ A1. If you don't know who they are, come and find out. Dinner and a show. What more can you ask for on a Wednesday night?

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