There’s sushi, and then there’s AYCE sushi.
If you’re wondering what the acronym ACYE means, it stands for all you can eat, and yes, it’s just what you imagined.
At an AYCE sushi joint, you’ll usually pay a little more than a traditional sushi restaurant for the opportunity to go all-in anything you want.
There’s usually a caveat though, in which whatever sushi you don’t eat, including the rice, you’ll have to end up paying that amount back. This is because if you have a giant plate of sushi on your table and it ends up going mostly untouched, that’s a lot of wasted food, which costs the restaurant money.
Do this a few dozen times for several tables and the costs to the restaurant can, and will usually add up.
There are many sushi restaurants here in Orange County. However, If you’re looking for somewhere where there’s no limit on how much you can put on your plate, here’s a list of some of our favorites.
Best AYCE Sushi in Orange County
With locations in Huntington Beach & SCM (South Coast Metro), AYCE Sushi Inc. churns out some of the best sushi at affordable prices, all with generous portions. Grab your rolls, half rolls, sashimi, and more. They also serve complimentary green tea ice cream, (you may have to ask for this)
2. Sushi Damu
Sushi Damn, located in Tustin, is a local favorite because of its great value, service, packaging, and of course, the tastes and flavors of their sushi. Their Jen Jen roll is a fan favorite, consisting of spicy crab and avocado wrapped in salmon If you’re not in the mood for AYCE, they also have take out. As of August 2020, they’re offering:
“51% OFF all of our sushi, rolls and platters as well as 50% OFF all our bowls for takeout all day everyday until we reopen for dine in! This deal can only be applied through our website www.sushidamu.com“
Sake 2 Me has locations across Southern California, and even Texas, providing guests with great AYCE sushi at great prices. They pride themselves on hand picking their own produce and seafood from local markets, ensuring their ingredients are fresh. They also have a full menu of other entrees, appetizers, and drinks.
Wokcano is a contemporary Asian restaurant and bar serving up quality AYCE sushi. According to their website:
“Wokcano offers guests a broad and savory tasting tour of popular Asian cuisines. Innovative signature incorporating the vivid regional and multicultural currents that make up modern Asian cuisine highlight the menu and are available for delivery, take out, and corporate dining.”
Great cuisine and great service are what you can expect from this establishment.
5. Octopus (Formally Tomikawa Japanese Restaurant)
Octopus is a well-known japanese restaurant with 6 locations across Southern California. They’re well known for their quality and freshness of their seafood, especially when it comes to their all you can eat menu. With affordable prices and excellent service, Octopus is a great spot to satisfy you sushi cravings.
Some of their popular items also include the Crunch Roll, Ultimate Salmon Roll, California Roll, and the Sumo Roll.
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