One persons idea of the best, is not everybody’s idea of the bestess’ess’sess (that is a word), so I compiled a list of the best of the best broken down into a number of categories.
You might start off a search by “best (rating),” than by “reviews (popularity), and eventually places “open late” because you took so damn long to decide. If that is you, you’re on the right page because I’m going to save you time by breaking everything down by category, but I just left out “best place to get food poisoning.”
Best Omakase Sushi
Come for the food, minus the sushi bar chit chat and pretentious prices.
Friendliest Service Sushi Bar
Walking into Nana San after it has been about 3 years? What, you still remember what I like?!
Best Variety of Fish
That school field trip you took as kid to the aquarium is nothing compared to Shunka because they at least let you eat the fish here.
Best Sushi “Bar”
Just remember how to say “kampai,” “sake bomb,” and “biiru o mou ippon onegaishimasu“
JIZAKE SUSHI RESTAURANT
30001 Crown Valley Pkwy, Ste C, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
Tues-Thurs: 5-9pm, 5:30-9:30pm
Fri: 12am-1:30pm, 5-10pm
Best Value Sushi Bar
It’s a good value when it is not only affordable, but they don’t come up short on quality.
IKEDA JAPANESE DINING
Best Sushi Bar for Large Groups
The sushi bar, dining room, garden, the bar, tatami room, to the outdoor patio, they got you covered for your family and lover(s).
Best Sushi Bar Kitchen Menu
Twice on the list for good reason.
Best Sushi Bar Ambiance
Where best can you take selfies and valet your yacht.
Don’t worry about having to lift a hand, they’ll do everything for you except feed you (well, maybe for the right price).
SAN SHI GO
Best Family Sushi Bar Restaurant
Go get gramps and gam gam’s because you can also do hibachi and sushi night here.
Best Fusion Sushi
The fusion will rock you (sing it, everybody, alright).
Best AYCE (All You Can Eat)
Eat up fatass, go feed your tapeworm.
SAKE 2 ME SUSHI
Best Kaiten Sushi
It’s like you walked directly into a slice of Japan minus the drunken salarymen.
Why would you not come here for it, it’s the go to item (check out the pic at the bottom).
18120 Brookhurst St #25
Fountain Valley, CA 92708
Tues-Thurs: 11:30am-1:45pm, 5-9:15pm
Fri: 11:30am-2:15pm, 5-10pm
Sat: 11:30am-2:15pm, 5-10pm
Sun: 11:30-2:15pm, 5:30-9:15 pm
Mon: 11:30am-1:45pm, 5-9:15pm
Best Ready-Made Sushi
Mitsuwa sushi beats a lot of sushi restaurants.
Torrance, Irvine, Costa Mesa, Santa Monica, San Joe, to New Jersey.
Best Lunch Specials
You just can’t beat the quality and price, I just hope the service is quick.
Best Late Night Sushi
Not strictly sushi, but they are open till 1 am with an expansive menu and bar.
This “Best of” List is Based on the “Best Authentic Japanese Sushi Bars in Orange County”
This is only my short list of sushi restaurants in Orange County, and if you are looking for the top 10 best sushi restaurants for authentic edomae-sushi, I also have that list.