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Miso Marinated Cod

Miso Marinated Black Cod Orange County Sushi World Japanese Restaurant

Being a sushi restaurant, not all of our fish or food is served raw. We also have a full kitchen behind our sushi bar ready to serve up a number of various items for patrons looking for something other than sushi, like Hamachi Kama (Yellowtail Collar), Salmon Colllar, Salmon Teriyaki, Chicken Katsu, and the pictured, Miso Marinated Black Cod. They can come a la carte (with rice), or as a combo with Miso Soup, Rice, House Salad, and 5 pieces of Mixed Tempura. It's a great option, especially when you come with a big group where someone is not yet comfortable with sushi.

Happy Mother's Day!

Mother's Day Happy Hour All Day Sushi World OC Orange County Peppered Salmon Yellowtail

It took us a while to figure out what to do for Mother's Day since it's so hard to please mom. But we thought about it and all moms don't like it when you spend too much on her so we decided that for Mother's Day, we will have Happy Hour all day. That way, Mom won't feel so bad about you spending on her. You get to take advantage of our $2.99 sushi (for 2 pieces!), $3.99 appetizers, $12 Sapporo pitchers, and $4-$4.5 various rolls and other items. Make your momma happy. Swing on by and have a great time with her at Sushi World.

¡Feliz Día de las Madres!

Feliz dia de las madres happy mexican mothers day three amigos roll Spicy Scallops Tuna Albacore Orange County OC Sushi World

May 10th is always Mexican Mother's Day and we just wanted to make a quick shout out to all the hard working Mexican mothers out there. We love you and admire everything that you do everyday to make the familia run 24/7. The only item on our menu that is remotely related would be our Three Amigos Roll, which breaks down to your mom, mamá, y madre! Those truly are your three amigos for life! (the actual three amigos in our roll are spicy scallops, tuna, and albacore)

May the 4th Piece of Sushi Be With You

May the 4th Fourth Piece of Sushi Be With You Star Wars Holiday Sushi Party Platter

We, at Sushi World, enjoy putting our little twist on everything, even on this nerdy little holiday. May the 4th Be With You should really be May the 4th Piece of Sushi Be With You. That's because we'll eat the first 3 pieces of sushi. You can have the 4th. Hehe. So swing on by or order a party platter like the one pictured. You figure out who gets how many. :-)

Sushi Burrito

Sushi Burrito Snow Crab Mix No Rice Tuna Salmon Albacore Masago Red Onions

Our sushi chefs are always coming up with new items so it's imperative that you always check our specials board for what they might create this week. Our Sushi Burrito is our latest attempt to try something new. It features an assortment of fish (tuna, salmon, albacore), avocado, masago, red onions, and snow crab mix all wrapped up in a soy paper. Yep. No rice is involved and it's quite tasty and easy to eat. Just pick it up and put it in your mouth. You can dip it if you'd like but trust us when we say there's enough flavor in this burrito that you don't need to dip it.

Kubota Suiju

Kubota Suiju Daiginjo Namazake Nama Unpasteurized Sake Orange County Sushi World OC

If you partook in last week's Sushi & Sake Tasting, you would have noticed our newest addition to our sake menu, Kubota Suiju Daiginjo Nama. Yeah, that's a mouth full. If you like unpasteurized sakes (nama), then you should really try this sake out. It's rare to have a Daiginjo as a Nama. This one is clear with an elegant, fruity aroma Like all unpasteurized sakes, it is served chilled. A bottle of this will regularly be $125. But for the rest of April 2018, we will offer it at only $75. We want you to really see how great this tastes with our sushi.

Fried Aji -Sushi World

Fried Aji Japanese Mackerel Ponzu Sauce Appetizer Best Happy Hour Orange County OC Sushi World

During our Happy Hour, you can get 2 pieces of Fried Aji for $3.99. Fried Aji is a Japanese Mackerel, breaded and fried to perfection. We serve it with a side of ponzu sauce if you'd like to dip it. What's nice about our Fried Aji is that they come with a little handle, their tails! You can hold on to them and just take a bite. There are no bones so you don't have to worry about that. This items along with 7 other appetizers are all on our Happy Hour menu for $3.99 which is all day on Mondays & Tuesdays and on all other weekdays from 2pm till 5pm.

Salmon Skin Salad - Sushi World Happy Hour

Coachella Recovery Package Happy Hour All Day Monday Tuesdays Salmon Skin Salad Yellowtail Sushi World

Happy Hour all day on Mondays and Tuesdays at Sushi World in Cypress! That makes us a pretty good Coachella Recovery Center for all those coming back from partying all weekend. We're also the best official start of every week in the OC! Why? Because you can get our awesome $4.5 Salmon Skin Salad along with our $2.99 sushi and $3.99 appetizers. Oh, and to wash it all down, we of course, have our $12 Sapporo pitchers which will really help you recover from life.

Sushi & Sake Tasting

Sushi Sake Tasting Event Pairing Orange County OC Red Snapper Mackerel

Sushi World will hold this year's Sushi & Sake Tasting on Wednesday, April 18th. For those who register online and show up for the tasting event, you will be eligible to win a 1.8L bottle of Kikusui to enjoy at Sushi World either that night or on a subsequent visit. For the tasting, we will have 2 options: 1) $15 for 3 premium sakes paired with 3 pieces of sushi (bluefin tuna, red snapper) or 2) $30 for 3 top-shelf sakes with 3 pieces of sushi (uni, amaebi, toro). You can get both if you so desired. And of course, our entire menu will be open to you.

Salmon Nigiri - Sushi World

Salmon Best Happy Hour Orange County Sushi OC Cypress Appetizers Nigiri Sapporo

All day on Mondays & Tuesdays, you get to take advantage of the best Happy Hour deal in all of Orange County at Sushi World! Enjoy $3.99 sushi, including the pictured salmon, but you can also get peppered salmon, escolar, albacore, yellowtail, shrimp, and natto. Also available on the best Happy Hour in OC are $3.99 appetizers, and $12 Sapporo pitchers. Looks like it's going to be warm from here on out in the OC. Might as well start the week off right by coming by and visiting us!

White Sushi Matters - Sake Tasting

White Sushi Matters Red Snapper Yellowtail Albacore Belly Jumbo Scallop Orange County OC

Just joking people. All sushi matters. But we really do love these in particular. They just happen to be white. It's not our fault. They just happen to be exceptionally delicious. From left to right, they are Red Snapper, Yellowtail Belly, Albacore Belly, and Jumbo Scallop. We are working on the details of our annual sake tasting right now as we hope to have some sake companies come out to represent themselves. Tentatively, it will be on Wednesday, April 18th. Stay tuned as we reveal more details! And remember, white sushi matters!

Orion Beer - Sushi World

Orion Japanese Beer on Tap Sushi World Orange County OC Restaurant

Sushi World is proud to announce our newest family member: Orion Japanese beer on tap! Yay! So in addition to our Sapporo, we now have Orion, which most definitely has a different taste, more like European beers. Swing on by soon and get a draft or two and you'll see what we mean. When the tap was installed, they also put on a feature that produces very foamy head so feel free to request more head, if that's your preference.

Tako Wasa - Sushi World

Tako Wasa Wasabi Oil Pickled New Version Cooked Octopus Sushi World OC Orange County

We, at Sushi World, are always trying new things, especially when it comes to improving on some old, traditional favorites. Normally, Tako Wasa is made with raw octopus but we have recently switched it to cooked octopus. This makes a huge difference as raw octopus is very bland and slimy and most importantly, hard to pick up with some chopsticks. So the pictured is the new version, with cooked octopus, pickled wasabi, and wasabi oil. It's a great starter, especially with some beer and/or sake. Of course, the traditional Tako Wasa is still available upon request.

Spicy Tuna Roll - Sushi World

Orange County Best Happy Hour Spicy Tuna Roll All Day Mondays Tuesdays Sushi World

Sushi World's Happy Hour features several rolls like the pictured Spicy Tuna Roll. It goes for $3.99 during our HH which is all day on Mondays and Tuesdays and on Wednesdays through Fridays fro 2pm till 5pm. Also for $3.99 are our Spicy Tuna Rice Cakes, California Roll, Salmon Avocado Roll, and 8 different appetizers. We also have $2.99 sushi, $12 Sapporo pitchers, and select $4.50 various items which include a Salmon Skin Salad, Salmon Skin Hand Roll, Smoked Albacore Hand Roll, Tekka Maki, Salmon Skin Roll, and Negi Hama.

Jumbo Scallop Sashimi

Jumbo Scallop Sashimi Salt Orange County OC Sushi World Yummy Bar Specials Board

Jumbo Scallop is usually on the Specials Board at Sushi World and we've featured the sushi version before. Now, we want to show you what our Jumbo Scallop Sashimi looks like because it's one of our favorite items to get. The taste and texture is similar but still very different from fish sashimi. There's a bit of firmness to it and they're usually a bit more wet. We serve it with some salt and that's pretty much all you need to enjoy these little bad boys

Sushi World in OC Weekly

Three Amigos Roll Orange County Sushi Rolls Creative OC Weekly

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. :-)

Green Tea Creme Brulee

Green Tea Creme Brulee Hard Top Crack Strawberry Slices Orange County OC Sushi World

While Sushi World is all about our sushi, sake, and chefs, we still make sure you have options when it comes time for dessert. Our Green Tea Creme Brulee is definitely a different take on the classic Creme Brulee. It's got that Asian vibe thanks to the green tea. It's a great item to get for yourself or to share and it definitely won't feel heavy. Be sure to check out our extensive dessert menu as we have carefully crafted it to complement our general menu.

Sushi World Bluefin Tuna

Bluefin Tuna Sashimi Raw Wasabi Sake Perfection Special Orange County Sushi World OC

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.

Shishito Peppers on the Happy Hour Menu!

Shishito Peppers Japanese Food Appetizers Happy Hour All Day Mondays Tuesdays Orange County OC Sushi World

Sushi World's 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.

Get the Snowman Roll

Snowman Roll Shrimp Tempura Snow Crab Avocado Cucumber Soy Paper Sweet Sauce Sushi World Orange County OC Cypress

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.

Order Some Sushi To Go!

Sushi to Go on Rainy Days in Orange County OC Sushi World Cypress Order Ahead

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!

Best Sushi Happy Hour in Orange County

Yellowtail Peppered Salmon Albacore Orange County Best Happy Hour Monday Tuesday

We easily have the best Happy Hour for sushi anywhere in Orange County. We've even checked sushi restaurants down south Orange County and still could not find anyone who would even come close to comparing to our kick ass sushi deal for happy hour, which is available all day on Mondays and Tuesdays and from 2pm to 5pm on Wednesdays through Fridays. Enjoy $2.99 sushi, which includes salmon, albacore, natto, escolar, and shrimp. Also, $3.99 appetizers, and $12 Sapporo pitchers. Come get some today!

New Wall Art

Japanese Koi Mural Wall Art Local Artist Restaurant Decor Interior Design

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?

Valentine's Day Special

Valentine's Dinner Orange County OC Prix Fixe Menu Sushi World Romantic Multi course meal

Sushi World will present our very own special Valentine's Day special that will only cost $69.95 for two people. It will consist of five courses and include 1) choice of Jalapeno Yellowtail, Albacore Carpaccio, or Salmon Carpaccio, 2) choice of 6 pieces of sushi or any sushi roll, 3) 6 pieces of sashimi or any sushi roll, 4) Miso Black Cod & Filet Mignon w/ Mashed Potatoes, and 5) choice of any of our awesome desserts including our creme brulee or Bailey's chocolate mousse.

Live Amaebi - Sweet Shrimp

Amaebi Live Sweet Shrimp Sushi World Cypress Orange County OC

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!

Valentine's Day is Coming Up Soon!

Valentine's Dinner Orange County OC Prix Fixe Menu Sushi World Romantic Multi course meal

Just a friendly reminder that Valentine's Day is sneaking up upon us quickly. We're working on a prix fixe menu for the night and it will cost only $69.95. We will share with your all that it includes shortly but it will include 10 different items, 2 of them are pictured. We just wanted to let you know that we will have an awesome dinner planned so as soon as we post it, it is highly recommended that you call us to make reservations right away. We always are booked completely so plan your date carefully. Valentine's Day is on a Wednesday this year so you better start planning now.

Sushi World Happy Hour: $12 Sapporo Pitchers

Japanese Beer Sapporo Pitcher Orange County Best Happy Hour OC Sushi World

It's been a tough/great Super Bowl weekend. Time to start the week off right with a nice, cold, $12 Sapporo pitcher during Sushi World's Happy Hour all day on Mondays and Tuesdays. What? You want more than just beer? We got you. We also have $2.99 sushi with 5 different types to choose from, $3.99 appetizers with 8 different items to choose from. Yeah, there's more on the Happy Hour menu so you won't run out of options. Such a great deal by yourself or with some of your closest friends.

Sushi Date Night

Sushi Date Night Bluefin Tuna Jumbo Scallops Yellowtail Belly Red Snapper

Yikes! Valentine's Day is right around the corner. Have you made plans yet? We get pretty busy on Valentine's Day so if you're planning to have a Sushi Date Night at our place, please call us to make reservations as soon as possible. We will be posting about our Valentine's prix-fixe menu soon but in the mean time, you can really come by any night for a date night at Sushi World and simply get a platter like this one, featuring our Bluefin Tuna, Hotategai (Jumbo Scallops), Salmon, Red Snapper, Yellowtail Belly, and Yellowtail. Yum.

Sushi Super Bowl Sunday!

Sushi Super Bowl Sunday Happy Hour All Day Party Platter Peppered Salmon Yellowtail Orange County OC

Who's ready for Sushi Super Bowl Sunday? That's right. Feel free to order a sushi party platter for the day. We have several Party Platters to choose from. Check out our new catering page and feel free to fill out the form to reserve your platter. Of course, we'll also pack plenty of soy sauce, wasabi, and ginger for all of your guests. If you'd rather come in for the Super Bowl, we'll have Happy Hour for the game! You get to take advantage of our $2.50 sushi, $2.50 sake, $3.50 appetizers, and $10 Sapporo pitchers.

Happy Hour All Day Mondays & Tuesdays! Smoked Albacore Hand Roll

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

We most definitely have the best Happy Hour in Orange County! Where else are you going to find $2.99 Sapporo pints, $12 Sapporo pitchers, and $4.50 Smoked Albacore Hand Rolls? No where. You also get to enjoy $2.99 sushi, $3.99 appetizers, and a slew of other happy hour specials. You can click here to see our Happy Hour menu. You're bound to find a at least a few favorites. And, to top it all off, our Happy Hour is all day on Mondays & Tuesdays and then on all other weekdays from 2pm till 5pm. Come in now!

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