Wild Bigeye Tuna

9 total reviews


Species: Pacific Bigeye Tuna
Scientific Names: Thunnus obesus
Japanese Names: Maguro
Cut: 1 lb loin
Flavor: Distinct bold flavor with light umami
Texture: Semi-firm; skin-off, no bones
Source: USA, Marshall Islands, Fiji
Method of Harvest: Long-line
Responsible: Yes
Packaged: Superfrozen
Sushi Grade: No
Recommended Preparation: poke, grilling, poaching, pan fry


Superfrozen upon packaging. Store in conventional freezer, for best results and to reduce chance of oxidization (color change) please consume immediately or within 1-2 weeks.


Keep product in package, place in cold water for 15 to 30 minutes, until thawed. Pat dry with paper towel to remove excess moisture. Enjoy immediately or refrigerate and consume within 24 hours.

Pro Tip: Keep product in package, defrost in running water. Once thawed, remove from package, pat dry with paper towel to remove excess moisture. Enjoy immediately or refrigerate and consume within 24 hours.

Riviera Seafood Club's Fresh Bigeye Tuna is known as a great all around tuna. Our Bigeye tuna are long-line caught in the wild and delivered directly to our warehouse. Each and every Bigeye Tuna is individually graded for color and clarity. 

Our Bigeye Tuna selections are searing and poke grade, but we also recommend other methods for cooking including grilling, poaching, and pan fry. 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 cut to pure meat, ready to be cut into poke or steaks for grilling.

Note: It is common practice to inject carbon monoxide in Bigeye Tuna to prevent a change in color after long storage. We DO NOT agree with this method and NEVER inject our bigeye tuna with carbon monoxide.

Time your defrost process to a couple of hours before your meal for the optimal outcome.

Yes and no. Yes, you can refreeze it for a future cooking preparation. No, if you plan on using it for raw preparation.

Yes! We suggest that most super-frozen products may be stored in a conventional freezer for up to 2 months upon usage.

The United States is late to the game... Many countries, including Japan, depend on this technology to assure minimal loss in quality and maximum gain in shelf life.

Customer Reviews

Based on 9 reviews
Very Meaty

It was a solid OK...very meaty...hard to describe honestly

Vincente Hoang
Not Sushi Quality Fish

The salmon and the big eye tuna smells after thawing. The hamachi wasn’t sashimi quality. The imperfect cut blue fin was only good for soup not sushi. Have to buy fresh fish from Tokyo Central for my sushi dinner.


Otoro was great
Chutoro was family favorite.
Toro not so good.

Nabil Fahmy

Made great pokes


Wild Bigeye Tuna

Scott W.
Bigeye Tuna average quality for me

While I appreciate having another variety of tuna from Riviera, the one I received was not great. It was received frozen solid and stored for 5 days before consuming in a freezer. The tuna didn’t have good color and had some fishy smell to it. Consistency of the flesh was average. Nothing special, will not purchase again.

Subpar quality is never acceptable at RSC! This feedback was given to our quality and products team for review, remedies with customer have been pursued privately.

David lin

Wild Bigeye Tuna

Wild Bigeye Tuna is simply spectacular

Couldn't ask for a creamier, smoother, fleshy sashimi dinner than the most recent order from RSC just provided. Thank you all so much. Makes me feel good to deal with a family owned company.

Charles Lulley

If you like Yellow fin will love this Tuna. I find it better for dicing into a Poke or a thin Sliced sashimi. When grilled/Seared it can be a bit tough and pungent. I prefer Bluefin for grilling/Searing. I also found Rivieras Albacore great for grilling.The packing was excellent and after defrosting seemed almost fresh! I would be interested in the Big eye Tuna Belly cuts. Favorite cut from my tuna fishing days. Much favored by the Portugese and Italian crew members.