Food Porn Friday | Ohshima Sushi | Tustin

Friday, June 21, 2013


I frequently update FPF posts with every new visit to a rotating fave. Every experience garners distinctive differences and I feel it’s a duty to relay what’s been going on in the world of sushi aficionados. Case in point: Ohshima Sushi in Tustin. I’ve dined here numerous times with varying company: sometimes on date night with just myself and le bf…a handful of times with a 20+ party…and most recently for couples date night with a few of our besties. 

Be forewarned: Ohshima’s dine-in policy is SUPER strict. They won’t seat you unless your ENTIRE party is present. No “oh, she’s parking right now”…no “she’s stuck at the exit on the freeway”…oh yeah hunnies, they’ll call your ass out and make you feel like you’re doing a disservice to other guests by disrespecting such a stringent rule. We attempted to bribe Max the waiter with some sake shots except he’s not allowed to drink on the job. What kind of establishment is that?!?!!! Anyways, we finagled our way to finding a discreet resolution (ordered omakase immediately!) and here lies the fruits of our labor:


Garlic edamame- sooooo much flavor compared to plain sea-salted ones!


Cherry Salmon is EVERYONE'S fave...fatty and fresh with deep full-bodied flavor, the most decadent piece of raw sakuramasu you'll ever consume in OC. When I lived in the NW, wild Oregon salmon was the shit! This cherry bomb is HIGH up there on my list of sashimi faves. I can consume this by the dozen, all day every day. High in protein and loaded with good fat, LOVE!


When uni spaghetti seems too filling for a Friday night, opt for their marinated uni served with seaweed and house made wasabi. Today's uni wasn't quite as fresh but I was craving it nonetheless and devoured half a bowl by myself before deeming it too salty even for my savory palate. Opt for this dish towards the end of your meal and share it amongst peeps, your tastebuds will thank me later.
 

Baby octopus, a house special and MUST order every time. This teeny little terrine of gooey gushy goodness is light and fresh, easy to share since every bite packs a punch, and a scrumptious starter or inbetweener while waiting for your omakase to arrive. I wished they served it with rice crackers or something crunchy. Reminds me of bar nuts, Japanese-style, PERFECT with an ice-cold beer.


Wagyu beef nigiri with garlic mousse and fried garlic chip: Such wonderfully melded flavors of grade A seared steak, tangy garlic sauce and crispity crunchy garlic. The sauce is the star but even I felt it a bit too heavy handed for such a small cut of meat. A definite crowd pleaser and an Ohshima specialty. 

1956 N Tustin St.
Orange, CA 92865
(714) 998-0098

Catch the first FPF of Ohshima HERE

*Insider’s tip: The sushi scene is quite trendy for Tustin, dark and romantic with low level lighting and loads of good looking peeps. They DO accept reservations; however you need to make sure that the entire party is present so Chef doesn’t switch out your sashimi for some poisonous blowfish. Much akin to asking for soy sauce when the sushi Nazis outlaw such insolence, the name of the game is etiquette 101 my loves. All a part of such revered Japanese culture. Respect the chef, respect the food, and most importantly, respect your neighbors. Besides, tardiness is sooooo passé these days!*

Bon appétit mes amis!

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4 comments

  1. I've never had sushi before, believe it or not! So, I can't tell if this looks amazing or not, but your pictures could make anything look good!
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  2. Gorg! I'm a HUGE fan of japanese goodness and I love sushi which has been half torched like tuna or salmon! And garlic edamame sounds soo tasty! Hope you shared because that's a bunch of tasty stuff you had there!

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  3. Delicious, it's almost 2am here but I'm craving for sushi now :))
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