Wild Hokkaido Japanese Sea Scallops

26 total reviews


Species: Scallops
Scientific Name: Patinopecten yessoensis
Japanese Name: Hotatekai
Alternative Name: Yesso scallop
Cut: Whole
Flavor: Incredibly deep and rich
Texture: Delicate/soft (raw) to Firm (cooked)
Source: Wild-Caught in or near Hokkaido, Japan
Sustainable: Yes
Responsible: Yes
Shipping Packaging: Frozen, IqF (Individually Quick Frozen)
Sushi Grade: Yes
Recommended Preparation: Sashimi, Sushi, or Cooked


You may store this in the refrigerator for up to three days for raw consumption and anything after that for cooking preparations. To store for later use and for best results, we suggest immediately putting in freezer for up to one week for raw consumption or one month for cooking use.


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: For raw consumption, remove scallops from packaging & defrost slowly in ice cold salt water. Wait for desired texture, remove from water, pat dry with paper towel to remove excess moisture.

Riviera Seafood Club's Wild-Caught Japanese Sea Scallops, scientifically named Patinopecten yessoensis, are sustainably and responsibly wild-caught in Hokkaido, Japan. Their flavor is incredibly deep and rich paired with a complex texture that is either delicate and soft when raw or firm when cooked. Wild-Caught Japanese Sea Scallops, called Hotatekai in Japanese, will arrive at your door as frozen whole scallops.

Our Wild-Caught Japanese Sea Scallops are sushi and sashimi grade best either raw or pan-seared. Riviera's Japanese Scallops are sustainably sourced with our fisherman receiving the Maine Stewardship Council’s accreditation as a globally sustainable fishery.

All orders of Wild-Caught Japanese Sea Scallops are individually packaged, frozen using IqF, and shipped using overnight express delivery. Each order is shipped in refrigerated packaging and will arrive at your dining table within two days (one for processing, one for shipping). We guarantee our Japanese Sea Scallops are the best quality that you can find!

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 26 reviews

Came fast and super fresh


Does not taste like hokkaido scallop. i question the authenticity


Amazing sweet flavor




Incredibly fresh, sweet and tender! I made scallop nigiri for the family and it was a huge hit! Will definitely repurchase! Thank you for providing us with such amazing quality seafood!


So deliciously sweet, butterflied, with a little dollop of yuzukosho and a drizzle of ponzu. Oh so good.

Richard Collins
The best

There amazing

Nonnie Locke

Wild-Caught Japanese Sea Scallops

As Expected

Sweet, tender, and delicious!

Sweetest ever!’

Was skeptical how good can it be? after reading the reviews I decided to give it a try….It was excellent and beyond my expectations..