Gindara Sablefish (Black Cod)

23 total reviews


Species: Black Cod
Scientific Name: Anoplopoma fimbria
Japanese Name: Gindara
Alternative Names: Sablefish, Butterfish
Cut: Filet; skin-on, small bones-in
Flavor: Buttery and Rich Umami
Texture: Velvety
Source: Farmed in or near Vancouver, BC
Sustainable: Yes
Packaged: Fresh (not frozen)
Sushi Grade: Yes
Recommended Preparation: Sashimi, Sushi, or Grilled


Fresh Gindara Black Cod can be stored in the refrigerator for sashimi use immediately upon arrival. For raw consumption, eat within 1-2 days. Any longer, the portion will be searing, poke, or cooking grade.

You can also freeze these portions immediately upon arrival and store for up to one week for sashimi or poke use or 14 days for all cooked preparations. (Keep in mind that freezing sashimi grade fish does slowly diminish the quality of the meat as the cell membrane is not well maintained in conventional home freezers). For best results, eat properly stored frozen portions within 1-2 months of arrival.


Place superfrozen product in cold water 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.

Riviera Seafood Club's Gindara Sablefish (Black Cod), scientifically named Anoplopoma fimbria, is sustainably farmed in the pristine waters of Kyuguout Sound, British Columbia. Prepared as a filet, our Black Cod will offer your taste buds a buttery and rich umami flavor, complemented by an elegant velvety texture. Known simply as Gindara in Japanese, this tasty fish delivers its coveted flavor profile due to its high fat content. Riviera's Black Cod is a green-rated species by the Monterey Bay Aquarium that can be served both raw or cooked.

All orders of Gindara Sablefish are individually packaged and shipped using overnight express delivery. Riviera's Gindara will arrive wrapped in food-grade absorbent paper within an individualized loin bag. If you desire to use Gindara for sashimi, it must be stored in the refrigerator immediately upon arrival. For raw consumption, eat within one to two days. Any time past this window, the portion will be searing, poke, or cooking grade. (Keep in mind that freezing sashimi grade fish does slowly diminish the quality of the meat as the cell membrane is not well maintained in conventional home freezers). For best results, eat properly stored frozen portions within one to two months of arrival.

How To Skin and Debone Gindara Sablefish (Black Cod)

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 23 reviews
Dawn Cordle
Sablefish is BUTTER!!

Absolutely DELICIOUS seafood all around. Their Black Cod/Sablefish is the best fish I have ever tasted!! Excellent quality, service and delivery!! Highly recommend!

Audrey Okamoto
I love the black cod!!

Never disappointed in the black cod! My favorite fish, and so easy to cook.

Jay Holland

Gindara Sablefish (Black Cod)

J. Glowacki

The fish arrived on time, exactly as ordered, and packed exceptionally well. It was extraordinarily fresh and tasty. We will definitely order from Riviera Seafood Club again.

Toshiko Stone
Nice surprise

I have prepared black cods quite a few times before, like marinated in miso, or koji, etc., but I tried a different take today. Made a oroshini (おろし煮). It turned out really wonderful. Taste of citrus combined with freshly grated daikon and ginger sauce with toasted sesame oil was perfect for cod. I am confident that the taste can be achieved only by using a top quality fish. Thank you for making this and other great sea foods.

Black Cod

Arrived on time! Tasted fresh and buttery,
Going to order it again!

David H Walker
Black Cod

I had my doubts shipping anything fresh in the heat of a South Carolina summer. I was pleasantly surprised when I opened the package and found the fish in perfect condition. Of course the taste was also perfect.

chee fong
What a treat!

Only negative is that it is almost always sold out

Pretty Darn Amazing

This might be a bit of a read, but there are some things I want to share with anyone looking to buy from RSC. First you might be wondering about the pricing. I had seen ads on FB and watched some videos on YT and was a little worried about getting seafood mailed from a seemingly random company. I decided to give them a try and have made two purchases, one for a friend and one for myself, so that should already be an indicator that it was worth a repeat buy. As they say, "you get what you pay for" and in this instance you get quality in spades. One of the freshest tasting fish I've had and you can make an amazing meal in the comfort of your own home. Second, was the customer service. I had put in a special request and RSC let me know they could accommodate this without issue. Unfortunately when I received my order the request was not met, but RSC went above and beyond to rectify this. They were true to their word and I have to comment on this honorable way of handling their mistake, because not all companies would do so. All in all, RSC has earned not only my business but also my trust. I hope these words might help you in deciding to support this business and treating your taste buds at the same time!

Anthony Camaya
Torched GINDARA SABLEFISH (black cod)

Inspired to get this cut after having seared black cod from our local omakase spot. Knowing the quality of RSC seafood, I know I would not be disappointed. Filet arrived quickly with fast delivery. Prepared the cuts for nigiri for dinner that night. Family was excited. Quick sear with our kitchen torch, a light sprinkle of finishing salt, and boom - delicious seared Gindara nigiri. So delicate and creamy, with light smokey flavor. Family can’t wait to have it again.