Species: Pacific Bluefin Tuna
Scientific Names: Thunnus orientalis
Japanese Names: Hon-Maguro
Cut: Saku (Block)
Flavor: Distinct bold flavor with light umami
Texture: Semi-firm; skin-off, no bones
Method of Harvest: Ikejime
Packaged: Fresh (never frozen) or Superfrozen
Sushi Grade: Yes
Recommended Preparation: Sashimi, Sushi, or Light Searing
For Fresh Bluefin Tuna (never frozen): Fresh Bluefin Tuna can be stored in the refrigerator for sashimi use immediately upon arrival. For raw consumption, eat within 1-2 days. Any longer and the tuna will become searing, poke, or cooking grade. You can also freeze these portions immediately upon arrival and store for up to one week for sashimi use or 10 days for poke, searing, and cooking preparations (keep in mind that freezing sashimi grade fish in a conventional home freezer diminishes the quality of the fish. Rule of thumb-- eat it while it's fresh!
For Superfrozen Bluefin Tuna: Superfrozen Bluefin Tuna can be stored in a conventional home freezer for approximately 1.5 weeks before oxidation occurs (change in color).
Method I: Place superfrozen product in cold water (preferably an ice bath) for 15 to 30 minutes, until thawed. Remove the portion from the plastic, pat dry and wrap with our white butcher paper provided. Cut and enjoy within 24 hours.
Method II: Remove the portion from the plastic bag, wrap with a paper towel and place in the refrigerator overnight. Cut and enjoy within 24 hours.
Riviera Seafood Club's Fresh Pacific Bluefin Tuna Akami ('Hon-Maguro' in Japanese) is prized around the world for its rich, meaty flavor and delicate features. Our Bluefin tuna are responsibly caught in the wild, and then ranched in the pristine waters of Baja by Bluefiná. Each and every Bluefin is harvested to order, always utilizing the Ike Jime method to maximize flavor and texture.
The Akami Cut is the least fatty of the Bluefin Tuna cuts. Our Bluefin selections are sushi and sashimi grade, but we also recommend lightly searing this specific cut--it's also delicious. Upon introduction to your palate, notes of a distinct bold flavor with a hint of light umami will wash over your taste buds, complemented by a semi-firm texture.
Each piece is perfectly cut as a Saku (or Block), individually packed and shipped using overnight delivery to your door.
Note: It is common practice to inject carbon monoxide in Bluefin Tuna to prevent a change in color after long storage. We DO NOT agree with this method and NEVER inject our bluefin tuna with carbon monoxide.
By superfreezing our fresh seafood, in special ultra-cold -60°C freezers, we are able to lock in the freshness and texture of our sushi-grade seafood, while also allowing you to store our products in your conventional freezer for later consumption.
Also, to help many of our customers, most of our superfrozen seafood is shipped out in 8oz portions so you can order more at one time to save on shipping costs, and so you can thaw only the amount you need.
Still taste fresh and good even after 3 days in the fridge. Better than what you get from most of the Japanese restaurant around here. No CO2 spray to make it colorful and attractive.
It’s very fresh and professionally handled and packed.
We really enjoy it and appreciate your works.
I also received your hand written thank you notes that’s very nice!
Fresh Bluefin Tuna (Akami)
Best in the business
This was my first time ordering from Riviera and there is no. The quality of the products and customer service simply are the best in the business. I am a fan and there is no gong back.
BEST OF THE WEST
GRADE AAA HANDS DOWN
RE: excellent and delicious
We bought Fresh Bluefin Tuna (Akami) and Chutoro this time. Since I am a Japanese and have eaten many kinds of tuna at sushi restaurants or at home in Japan for over 60 years in my life, I can easily judge which tuna the best is.
I came here to USA 25 years ago. I have never ordered any tuna or sashimi grade fish via website. I have reviewed many sites to sell the fresh fish (especially tuna) during the past several months. I have encountered your Riviera seafood club and believed this could be the best one to have fresh tuna. Many stores sell Ahi tuna (Yellowfin tuna) instead of bluefin (hon-maguro in Japanese). In general, Ahi tuna is not fit for sushi or sashimi at the 1st class restaurant in Japan. We Japanese love bluefin more since it is more sweet and jucy texture compared to watery ahi tuna. Many resaurants in USA serve Ahi tuna with a poor quality (although it is red and pink meat).
After I have received tuna from you, it was not in a frozen condition, but raw condition. I am a little bit surprised and concerened since it is so difficult to have raw tuna in a unfrozen condition and deliver it to the customer as it is.
When we (6 people) have tasted your both tuna, chutoro is one of the best quality in USA which we have met (sweet and delicious). Since my kids have grown up here in USA, they did not have any experience to eat bulefin tuna (chutoro). They were so impressed and pleasd to have such a highest grade tuna compared with Ahi tuna in ordinary USA restaurants. Therefore, we definitely give the highest score to chutoro including the price. We have also tasted Akami. I have checked akami when it was delivered immediately since Akami is more difficult to keep the texture in a good condition with blood. My impression is much better (jucy and no waterly) overall compared with ahi tuna; however, I have smelled some fishy. We have decided to make shouyu zuke (soy source marinated) tuna this time for several hours. Turned out, it became perfect zuke maguro served at Japanese sushi restaurant. It was so delicious and tasty. Overall the rate was the highest we have met in USA. It would be helpful for the customer to provide some recipi on how to cook tuna including what is the difference between toro and akami.
In the last word, in general, salmon is the most popular fish in USA (cost is cheaper and delicious), while Japanese sushi restaurants and people love fresh tuna more. It is not easy to serve fresh and high qulaity bluefin tuna.
I hope you can keep your fresh high grade tuna to the people here!
Fresh Bluefin Tuna (Akami)
Beautiful piece of bluefin
I loved the block of Bluefin Tuna I received. It’s a very versatile fish, and the quality I received was 10/10
Similar quality you would get from Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo...very fresh...100% usable Saku block...just the loin...perfect in every way!!!
I first ordered after having heard Rivera Seafood mentioned in a sushi chef’s video (Hiroyuki Terada) and have not been disappointed yet. Absolutely the freshest, best tasting Tuna I’ve had in a while and I live at the beach. Yes I had west coast tuna shipped to the east coast lol.....and well worth it. The quality and service is unequaled. They are now my go to source for quality sushi/sashimi grade fish. I will serve no other to my family or guests. Thank you so much for doing what you guys do, can’t praise the quality and fast reliable shipping enough. Look forward to a long fruitful relationship.
Can’t leave a comment without also mentioning they have the freshest Wasabi, no more store bought powdered or tubed for me. That spoiled me quick. Also love my cutting board, very well made and looks amazing!! Now let me quit with the review and get back to my Poke bowl lol. Almost looks to good to eat......almost.