Bluefin Tuna Otoro

56 total reviews


Species: Bluefin Tuna
Scientific Name: Thunnus orientalis
Japanese Name: Hon Maguro
Cut: Saku (Block)
Flavor: Full rich flavor with very high umami
Texture: Soft and buttery; skin-off, no bones
Source: Ranched in or near Baja, Mexico
Method of Harvest: Ikejime
Sustainable: No
Responsible: Yes
Packaged: Fresh (never frozen) or Superfrozen
Sushi Grade: Yes
Recommended Preparation: Sashimi or Sushi


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.

Bluefin Tuna Otoro is prized around the world for its buttery soft, umami flavors and extremely 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. 

Otoro is the belly cut the Bluefin Tuna featuring intense fat marbling resulting in a rich, melt-in-your-mouth buttery flavor and tenderness not found with any other fish. With each bite your palate is pleased with waves of full and rich umami flavor, complemented by a soft and buttery texture. These cuts are typically only found at highest-end sushi bars.

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.

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 56 reviews
Jeff Hardin
Bluefin Tuna Otoro

Delicious! High quality and totally worth the money. Will buy again.

Speechless Otoro

The Otoro was absolutely perfect. It is a miracle to get this at home in the Midwest.

Rex Cadungog
Awesome customer service

The real japanese one in Japan is much better but this one is ok, the japan one has a lot of fatty delicious marbling.But much cheaper than flying back to Japan.

Florencia Que

Excellent otoro tuna for a great price!



C Holland
Oh fabulous Otoro!

A big huge hit with the family. On our second order now and gearing up for monthly deliveries (although we can only afford mostly the lesser and even imperfect cuts for the most part, nevertheless it's all good and yummy for our raw fish loving tummies). Just don't tell everybody as we don't want it going to their heads or their prices. 😁

Alex Velasquez
Spoiled tuna?

Tuna I received was a pale pink color when I received it. Didn't look reddish like the first time I ordered. The first time I ordered it wasn't frozen this time because it was I think that's why the color was off. I thought it was spoiled and not fresh so I tossed it.

Thank you for your feedback! O-Toro is actually the fattiest cut of the Bluefin Tuna, giving it that more marbled pink color as opposed to a ruby red Akami (lean cut) or deep pink Chu-Toro (fatty and lean blend)-- So long as your portion arrived on time with all refrigeration intact (and no noticeable damage or spoilage), it should be ready for it's sashimi purposes.

If ever confused, please contact us at or 805-372-1780 for faster help!

Buttery and delicious

Service was excellent and the Otoro was even better. It was a fantastic experience.

David Linehan
Absolutely the best Toro!!!

Always an easy ordering process, on time delivery and the best tasting Toro!! Thank you again.

Shannon Wilkes

Pacific Bluefin Tuna Otoro