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Truffle Salmon

Truffle Salmon Specials Board Sushi Bar Orange County OC Oil

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!

Live Acoustic Show on Wednesday

Live Acoustic Guitar Performance Orange County OC Restaurant Smooth Sushi World

By popular demand, Anthony Francisco will be back at Sushi World this Wednesday, October 10th with his live acoustic performance playing a mix of covers and originals with both island and r&b styles. Have some sushi and sake and sit back and let Anthony dazzle you with his smooth sounds. Perfect way to ease the stress. He will be playing from 6pm till 9pm. Come on out and support our local artists.

Sushi World's Happy Hour: Albacore

Orange County Best Happy Hour All Day Tuesdays Albacore Peppered Salmon Sushi World Cypress

We have 8 different sushi items available for $2.50 an order (2 pieces an order!) during our Happy Hour all day on Mondays and Tuesdays and from 2pm till 5pm Wednesdays through Fridays. Albacore is often overlooked but it's a sushi staple that you should always get once in a while. Our sushi chefs usually brush it with some sauce so you don't even have to dip albacore in your soy sauce & wasabi dip. Just eat it as is. The other 7 items for $2.5 are salmon, peppered salmon, yellowtail, shrimp, escolar, masago, and natto.

Hamachi Kama

Hamachi Kama Yellowtail Collar Seared Mixed Greens Salad Ponzu Sauce Orange County OC Sushi World

At Sushi World, we love to use every part of the fish, especially the collars! There's so much meat on there and it's sooooo buttery, it's ridiculous. Hamachi Kama is Yellowtail Collar and we sear it and serve it with a mixed greens salad and some ponzu sauce. You can get some rice, too, but we love it as is. It's a great item to get but especially so if you have someone in your party who loves eating fish but is not quite ready to eat raw fish. It's a pretty popular item but it's only in limited quantities so be sure to order it the next time you roll through.

Sashimi Sampler

Sashimi Sampler Carb Free Zone Albacore Red Snapper Tuna Salmon Yellowtail Sushi World Orange County OC

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.

Negi Hama

Negi Hama Yellowtail Green Onions OC Orange County's Best Happy Hour All Day Mondays Tuesdays

At Sushi World, we like to stick to the basics some times, like this here Negi Hama. Negi Hama is simply a yellowtail sushi roll with green onions. Very simple. They're bite-sized and also on our Happy Hour menu, which is all day on Mondays and Tuesdays and on Wednesdays through Fridays from 2pm till 5pm. It's only $3.5 per order for 6 pieces and you can also enjoy $2.50 sushi, $3.50 appetizers, $2.50 sake, and $10 Sapporo pitchers.

Our OC Sushi Chefs Are Ready to Serve You!

Orange County Sushi Chefs Ready to Serve OC Love Details Careful Sushi World Best

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.

Tekka Maki Tuna Sushi Roll On Our Happy Hour Menu!

Tekka Maki Tuna Sushi Roll Orange County OC Best Happy Hour All Day Sushi World

A classic sushi roll that is simple and always a great way to start a meal session with us, Tekka Maki, otherwise known as a tuna sushi roll, is on our happy hour menu for only $3.5. Our happy hour, which is the best in Orange County, is all day on Mondays and Tuesdays and all other weekdays from 2pm till 5pm. Also on our happy hour menu is Negi Hama (Yellowtail sushi roll with green onions) for $3.5, sushi for $2.5, appetizers for $3.5, sake for $2.5, and Sapporo pitchers for only $10. You cannot find a better deal than that in all of Orange County.

Tempura Green Tea Ice Cream

Tempura Green Tea Ice Cream Chocolate Cake Japanese Dessert Orange County OC Cypress Sushi World

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.

Sushi World's Salmon Skin Salad

Salmon Skin Salad OC Orange County Best Happy Hour Cypress Sushi World

Sushi World's small Salmon Skin Salad is only $3.5 for each order and it's always a great way to start out a Happy Hour session with us. It's a nice-sized serving that is fresh and light and features quickly grilled salmon skin with a lot of guilt-free greens. After you eat a few of our Salmon Skin Salads, you can always take advantage of our $2.50 sushi, $3.50 appetizers, $2.50 sake, and $10 Sapporo pitchers during our Happy Hour which is all day on Mondays and Tuesdays and on Wednesdays through Fridays from 2pm till 5pm.

Party Platter

Orange County Sushi Party Platter Tuna Tekka Maki Yellowtail Albacore Peppered Salmon

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.

Sushi World's Albacore & Salmon on the Happy Hour Menu

Albacore Salmon Happy Hour All Day Orange County OC Sushi World

Another beautiful weekend has passed here in Orange County! And, as is with every week, Sushi World hopes everyone out there had a great one and is now ready to take on the upcoming week. To help you along, our Happy Hour is always at your rescue which is all day on Mondays & Tuesdays. You get to enjoy $2.50 sushi (for 2 pieces, 8 to choose from) which includes the pictured Albacore and Salmon. And then we also have $2.50 sake, $3.50 appetizers (10 to choose from), and $10 Sapporo pitchers. Please drink responsibly but go ahead and go crazy on the sushi.

Peppered Tuna

seared peppered big eye tuna orange county OC Cypress sushi world

Sometimes, a nice picture is all you need. And then you realize that you want more than the picture. You want what's in the picture. Well, if this picture of seared & peppered Big Eye Tuna doesn't make you want to come into Sushi World and order it immediately, then something must be seriously wrong with you. Did you have a bad childhood? Did you not get enough love from your family? Well, in that case. Come on in and we'll take care of you. We'll cure your bad childhood and love you unconditionally. Just come on in and have some sushi with us.

Spicy Scallop Hand Roll

Spicy Scallop Hand Roll Cone Seaweed Cucumber Soy Paper Orange County OC Sushi World

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.

Happy Labor Day! Enjoy Happy Hour All Day on Monday!

Happy Hour All Day Labor Day Mondays Tuesdays Orange County OC Cypress Sushi World

Just because you all get a day off on Monday doesn't mean we get to, too. In fact, we want you to come in and enjoy our Happy Hour which happens all day on Mondays and Tuesdays and on all other weekdays from 2pm till 5pm. You get to enjoy the best Happy Hour in all of OC! $2.50 sushi, $3.50 appetizers, $2.50 sake, and $10 Sapporo Pitchers! Plus, there's a bunch of other items on our happy hour menu like hand rolls, cut rolls, salads, and much much more! Enjoy your day off with us. We'll make it worth your time and get you ready for the rest of the week!

Skip the Water! Houston Fundraiser

Drink Sake Houston Harvey Fundraiser No More Water Donate Help Our Friends

At Sushi World, our hearts go out to everyone affected by the devastation left by Hurricane Harvey. From now until the end of September, we would like all of our customers to skip the water while dining with us. We all know Houston has had enough of it. So, for every beverage sold, we will donate $.50 to the relief efforts and for every large bottle of sake sold, we will donate $2. Of course, you can always donate more but we just wanted a way to involve all of our awesome customers so that we can all help our fellow human beings together.

Ankimo (Monkfish Liver)

Ankimo Monkfish Liver Gelatin Sesame Seeds Made In House Excellent Appetizer Orange County OC Sushi World

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.

Squid Karaage Kushi on the Happy Hour Menu

Squid Karaage Kushi Calamari Japanese Restaurant Cypress Orange County OC Best Happy Hour

What is Squid Karaage Kushi? It's like Calamari on a stick. Want to know what that tastes like? Order it off of our Happy Hour menu. It's only $3.50 an order and it comes with 2 skewers of squid per order. And Happy Hour just happens to be all day on Mondays & Tuesdays and on all other weeddays from 2pm till 5pm. Enjoy 10 different types of appetizers along with $2.50 sushi (8 varieties to choose from), $2.50 sake, and $10 Sapporo pitchers. Still without a doubt, the best Happy Hour in all of Orange County. Swing on by and you'll see why.

Unique Sushi Rolls

Unique Custom Sushi Rolls Orange County OC Creative Sushi Chefs Sushi World

At Sushi World, we do have quite an extensive list of traditional sushi rolls as well as our specialty sushi rolls. But we're not limited to just what's on the menu as the true limit is your imagination. You can always substitute certain ingredients of our sushi rolls to cater to your tastes so feel free request your modifications. We love experimenting and if you come up with a combo worthy to add to our menu, then you'll get to help name it! Now, take a look at this picture and try to figure out all the different parts of it. It's a pretty complicated roll but pretty simple to eat.

Orange County's Best Happy Hour! All Day Mondays & Tuesdays!

Best Happy Hour in Orange County Salmon Slabs Sushi World OC Sushi Chef

Well, it's the beginning of the week again and our chefs are busy prepping these salmon slabs for the best happy hour in all of Orange County . And it happens all day today and tomorrow! $2.50 sushi: salmon, peppered salmon, albacore, yellowtail, shrimp, escolar, masago, and natto. $3.50 appetizers: spicy garlic edamame, baked mussels, chicken yakitori, beef tataki, jalapeno poppers, shishito peppers, squid karaage kushi, ikanago karaage, fried aji, and chicken gyoza. $2.50 sake. $10 Sapporo pitchers.

Happy Hour All Day Mondays & Tuesdays! Best Happy Hour in OC!

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

Happy Mondays & Tuesdays! Happy Hour all day! You cannot find a better deal in all of Orange County on Mondays & Tuesdays. We have $2.50 sushi, $3.5 appetizers, $2.50 sake, and $10 Sapporo pitchers. AND, we have plenty to select from in each category. Just from the sushi alone, you can choose from salmon, peppered salmon, albacore, yellowtail, masago, shirimp, natto, and escolar. We also have a lot of other items on our happy hour menu. You'll just have to come in to find out what they are.

Sushi World's Happy Hour

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

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.

Bluefin Tuna Special

Bluefin Tuna Toro Sashimi Sushi 170 lb Orange County OC Sushi Chef

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.

Fried Aji

Fried Aji Japanese Mackerel Appetizer Happy Hour All Day Mondays Tuesdays Orange County OC Cypress Sushi World

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.

Mackerel: Saba

Mackerel Saba Cypress Healthy Shiny Skin Healthy Omega Sushi World Orange County OC

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.

Bentley Roll: Seared Salmon, Spicy Tuna, Sesame Dressing

Bentley Roll Spicy Tuna Seared Salmon Cucumber Sesame Dressing Sweet Sauce Sushi Roll Breakdown Orange County OC Sushi World

Our Bentley Roll sounds fancy because it is! It features a center of spicy tuna and is topped with seared salmon. It also has cucumber and is dressed with a sesame dressing and a sweet sauce. Looks good and tastes great! We're probably the only sushi restaurant who takes the time to break down their sushi rolls in such a way. We're not scared of you stealing our recipes. Go ahead and try to make them yourself. Yeah, it's much harder than it appears. Leave it to the professionals: our sushi chefs. ;-)

Spicy Tuna Rice Cakes on the Happy Hour Menu

Spicy Tuna Rice Cakes Happy Hour All Day Mondays Tuesdays Orange County OC Sushi World

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.

Best Hawaiian Tuna Poke in OC

Hawaiian Tuna Poke Tuna Albacore Avocado Gobo Seaweed Best in OC Orange County Cypress Sushi World

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!

Albacore, Yellowtail, Peppered Salmon, Appetizers

Albacore Peppered Salmon Yellowtail Garlic Edamame Baked Mussels Best Happy Hour Orange County OC Sushi World

We most definitely have the best Happy Hour in Orange County with our $2.50 sushi which includes albacore, peppered salmon, yellowtail, salmon, masago, escolar, natto, and shrimp. And that's for 2 pieces of sushi per order, so that comes out to $1.25 per piece of sushi. And then we have $3.50 appetizers with 10 different items to choose from, including the pictured spicy garlic edamame and our baked mussels. And to drink, you have $2.50 sake, $2.50 pints of Sapporo, and $10 Sapporo pitchers. Yep, enough food and drink for a complete meal every time.

Poke Bowl: Sushi Deliciousness in a Bowl

Poke Bowl Tuna Albacore Tamago Masago Orange County Sushi World OC

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.

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