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.
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Along with Albacore, we have Yellowtail, Salmon, Peppered Salmon, Masago, Escolar, Natto, and Shrimp on the Happy Hour menu for $2.99 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 $3.99 appetizers, and $12 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!
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!
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.
Our customers have a lot of favorites and here is yet, another one. If you haven't tried our Baked Blue Crab Rolls, you're missing out. It's a simple roll but we have a unique way of preparing our blue crab that will blow your mind. You can get it in a hand roll or as a cut roll. It doesn't matter as they're both great! And, it doesn't have any raw fish in it so it's safe for all your friends who are still not willing to eat raw fish. The roll features a garlic aioli and is wrapped in a black sesame seed soy paper. It's delicious!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 $4.50 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.
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.
Three staples that we almost always have in stock are our Yellowtail, Salmon, and Albacore. They're kinda the basics when it comes to nigiri sushi. Our Yellowtail comes from Japan, while our Salmon and Albacore are locally sourced. There are plenty of other items you'll have to come on in and try out. If anyone is interested in custom party platters or a group gathering, please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 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.
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. $2.99 for 2 pieces. And appetizers, like the pictured Bake Mussels and Spicy Garlic Edamame, go for only $3.99 an order. There are many different appetizers to choose from for only $3.99. And then, of course, we want you to wash it all down with our $12 Sapporo pitchers. Come on in and experience Orange County's best Happy Hour!
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.
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.
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!
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 $3.99, like the pictured (in the background) Baked Mussels. Choose from an assortment of different appetizers. You can also get sushi for a mere $2.99 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 whole pitcher of Sapporo for only $12. Our Happy Hour is all day on Mondays and Tuesdays and on Wednesdays through Fridays from 2pm till 5pm.
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.
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.
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.
Choose 1 out of our 10 specialty sushi rolls.
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.
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.
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.