For one of the best sushi places in OC, you have to check out Nanasan. It’s super popular as long can get long really quickly. This place opens Monday to Friday from 11:30am to 2pm, and reopens at 530pm to 10pm. Saturdays are only open from 5:30 to 10pm and closes on Sundays. Luckily, customers can beat the long line by arriving at 5pm to sign in. Then the hostess will call in the names on the sign up sheet starting at 5:30pm.

Interior is quite small for make sure to not bring a big party.

Service is very prompt as the waitress and other staff quickly serves the water along with the complementary Pickled Salad. There’s multiple staff that will take customers orders and asking to make sure everything is tasting great.

Nana San Sushi

Nanasan Salmon Sushi

The sashimi here is really fresh and delicious. Salmon is extra fresh.

Blue Crab Roll

Cooked Black cod fish

Nanasan Black Cod

Who knew you could order cooked fish! If you’re not much of the raw fish fan, then try the Black Cod.

Raw sweet shrimp

Nanasan Sweet Shrimp

Live Shrimp is one of my favorites. It’s slightly sweet, great texture, and I especially love the friend Shrimp Head.

Fried shrimp head edible

Sushi fried shrimp!! So awesome!

Tastes like the Korean Shrimp chips. Mmmm shrimp chips.

Sea Urchin Roll

Nanasan Uni Roll

The Uni is also a must. It’s like butter and it melts in your mouth.

Flan Black Sesame Flan Green Sea

Black Sesame Flan and Green Tea Flan

Be sure to check out their dessert option. I love sushi restaurants because you always have room for dessert. The Black Sesame and Matcha Green Tea Flan is a must. The flavor of the black sesame and green tea is so outstanding and it’ll just melt in your mouth.

Once restaurant goers are done with the meal, the server will also provide complementary Gelatin Dessert that’s a great way to finish off the meal.

Nanasan is located at 3601 Jamboree Rd Ste 15B Newport Beach, CA 92660.

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