The wife and I went to a sushi place that we just happened to find on Yelp. We were originally looking for an All-You-Can-Eat sushi place, but we drove to 3 different ones. 2 were closed on Sunday’s and the 3rd one didn’t have AYCE. I was craving some hardcore sushi so we kept looking and we found Kokoro Sushi on yelp.
Kokoro Sushi in Lake Forest has kind of weird decor. There are model bi-planes, model boats, random japanese items and hawaiian influenced items. I know that Hawaiian style is largely influenced by Japanese culture, but if you ever go there, you’ll know what I mean by “weird.”
So on to the food. We did the AYCE menu which was $24.95. A pretty good deal considering in Vegas they were around $20-34 for all you can eat sushi joints. We ordered hamachi nigiri, sake nigiri (salmon not the drink), tuna nigiri, edamame, miso soup and a house salad. We also got 2 specialty rolls which were AMAZING! The first is pictured here:
The Spicy Lobster Dynamite Roll is a crab roll with cooked lobster and all kinds of goodness on top. It was an amazing roll. I think I am going to go back there just for this roll. We also got the Red Bull Roll which is a shrimp tempura roll with tuna on sop. That was so good too. And the rolls are no shrimps. They are a good balance of rice and fish and they are pretty huge. I don’t think I’ll have to get AYCE next time. A Spicy Lobster Dymanite Roll along with a couple orders of hamachi nigiri and I’ll be good. The Lobster Roll by the way was prices at $9.50. Each order of nigiri (2 pieces) is $3. So this place is a bargain and a hidden gem to me.
So if you ever find yourself in Irvine or in Laguna and you’re looking for a kind of weird, yet very tasty and affordable sushi joint, this is definitely the place. I think you’ll really enjoy it!
23775 El Toro Rd
Lake Forest, CA 92630