There were times where Kokoro Sushi ran out of their rice and not enough helping hands to accommodate large number of guests. Those days are in the past and Kokoro Sushi quickly rises up for the occasion. The owner and chef of Kokoro Sushi has pride in his restaurant for slowly establishing its reputation in serving great sushi without emptying out your wallet.
Our night started out with the sashimi platter. We work ourselves into salmon skin salad then to shrimp boat. Then I realized that I forgot to take pictures. Below photos are shrimp boat, spicy lobster roll (oops, I missed this one, too), baked muscles, jalepeno poppers, pineapple sake, halibut tempura, salmon collar, and finally amaebi sweet shrimp sashimi and tempura. All those dishes result in four happy eaters that night.
More good news. Word is around that this place is preparing to serve Japanese style tapas with draft beer soon. It also extends its business hour to midnight. Once everything is set and done, Kokoro Sushi will be one cool place to hang out in Orange County.