Tommy’s Sushi

Tommy’s Sushi
1051 E Main Street
Tustin, CA 92780

For those of you who haven’t been “in the know” all these years, Tommy’s Sushi is a local sushi dive that is not to be missed. It’s not a fancy place. Tommy’s is tucked away in the corner behind another restaurant out of view. If someone hasn’t taken you there, you may not have found it. I was introduced to Tommy’s when I was much, much younger, as a matter of fact, an entire generation has come along since then. My daughter is roughly the same age now, as I was the first time I went to Tommy’s. I’m not even sure that Tommy’s had much of a sign back then.

Tommy’s is open seven days a week, except for certain holidays, like Memorial Day. I think they may be closed for lunch on the weekend, but I’m not sure, and since they don’t have a website, I can’t check. Dinner is a different story. They are open seven days a week.

Tommy’s Sushi is always busy. You may have to wait a little while, especially if you get there during the primary lunch or dinner hours, but it’s definitely worth the wait. SInce there are a ton of people at Tommy’s each day, the fish is very fresh. They make all of the standard rolls; nothing super fancy. There is a chalk board behind the sushi chefs that lists their specials. One of my favorite things is their baked salmon skin handroll. It’s not for everyone one, but I love the taste. My guilty pleasure is the baked scallop roll. I treat it like dessert. I always ask them to bring it last. It’s very rich, with a little sweetness; the perfect end to a wonderful meal.

If you have a couple of friends and not a lot of money, I’ll let you in on a little secret. When we’re on a budget, we order one of Tommy’s Specials at a table. There’s one that comes with soup, salad, rice, a California Roll, sashimi, Chicken and Beef Teriyaki, Tempura, and a little sweet egg. We order the Tommy Special plus a couple of sushi rolls, and all of us leave full. With four of us, it is an unbelievable deal.

So, if you’re looking for a fancy Japanese restaurant, this isn’t the place, but if you’re looking for great sushi at a great price, then Tommy’s Sushi is a wonderful place to pop in for dinner any night of the week.

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