Hon-Hamachi (Yellowtail) Saku

20 total reviews


Species: Yellowtail
Scientific Names: Seriola quinqueradiata
Japanese Names: Hamachi, Buri
Alternative Names: Japanese Amberjack
Cut: Saku block
Flavor: Rich, clean, sweet and slightly nutty
Texture: Semi-firm to firm
Source: Japan
Sustainable: Yes
Responsible: Yes
Shipping Packaging: 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.

Our Japanese Hon-Hamachi Yellowtail Saku are perfectly cut specifically for sushi & sashimi dishes. Our Hon-hamachi yellowtail are not your standard yellowtail. These fish feature exceptional fat distribution throughout resulting in rich, crisp, and slightly sweet flavors with soft & luxurious textures greeting you with every bite. Hon-Hamachi Yellowtail are raised in low density pens 48x larger than traditional pens allowing the fish to grow stronger, healthier and tastier.

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 20 reviews

Done with the tail cuts from this company!


So flavorful! It's a favorite!

Richard Jones
Loved the Hon-Hamachi (Yellowtail) Saku

Excellent quality and price.

Kamala Treppeda

Great product!

hon hamachi saku

it was pretty good.

Dennys Sudarma
Hamachi Saku

Perfect size for sashimi. Great texture and color looks good. Overall, very satisfied.

Keith L
Great Fish!

Ordered toro, hon-hamachi, king salmon, king salmon belly and caviar - loved it all! Always fresh and delicious - ordered when promised with no hassle. Love Riviera Seafood

Michael J Oliveri
Delicious and fresh!

Skin is annoying and a few sneaky bones, but delicious and tender yellowtail is hard to beat!

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Hon-Hamachi (Yellowtail) Saku

John S Hargett
From previous experience

I haven't eaten yellowtail yet but comparing the salmon and salmon belly that we did eat, it was by far the freshest I've ever used for sushi.
I've eaten sushi for 30 years and now make it going on a couple years. I have bought from other processors at least until now. I don't think I will purchase anywhere else unless they are out and I really need it.
Usually ( from other places ) by the 24hr mark to eat or trash time, the others start to have that not so fresh taste etc. But Riviera's salmon tasted as clean and fresh as competitors on day 1. Now add on the ability to get real Wasabi and no reason to shop anywhere else.