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2023 Update: Where to Find Sushi-Grade Fish for Homemade Sushi Delights

Updated: Jul 27

January 5, 2023 UPDATE:

Here are some new additions to the list of online sites that offer sushi grade fish.


Sierra Meat and Seafood, Reno

Southern California

Catalina Offshore Products, San Diego


Wulf's Fish, Boston




In recent years, online shopping has expanded, allowing us to purchase many products from the comfort of our homes. Fresh fish, once a questionable online purchase, is now more accessible, especially after the post-COVID lockdowns in the US in 2021. Thanks to advancements in logistics and freezing technologies, sushi-grade fish is becoming increasingly available, even in areas where it was previously scarce.

As restaurants and catering companies faced temporary or permanent closures during the lockdowns, many wholesale fish companies pivoted to selling their products online. Consequently, what may have been exclusively reserved for restaurants is now within reach for home chefs and sushi enthusiasts.

To address the most common question posed during our in-person and online sushi-making classes, "Where can I get fish for sushi?" I have compiled a list of supermarkets and fish sellers that offer sushi-grade fish.

(Hamachi Sashimi, from Marukai Supermarket, Cupertino, CA)


The Importance of Sushi-Grade (or Sashimi Grade) Fish

When purchasing fish for sushi, look for the terms "Sashimi" or "Sushi Grade" on the label. While there is no official FDA designation for these terms, "Sushi Grade" typically means the fish is suitable for raw consumption. For instance, salmon labeled simply as "Salmon" at supermarkets like Whole Foods or Costco is intended for cooked dishes. To ensure you have the right fish, look for labels specifying "Sushi Grade Salmon" or "Sashimi Salmon."

If you are still determining the quality of the fish, feel free to ask the seller if it is indeed sushi grade.

Where to Buy Sushi-Grade Fish: A Comprehensive List

The following are some of the places where you can purchase sushi-grade fish, along with some notable supermarkets:

Ranch 99

(photo from Wikimedia)

99 Ranch (53 stores primarily in California, with other locations in Nevada, Oregon, Washington, New Jersey, Texas, Maryland, Massachusetts, and Virginia) - Offers a range of ingredients for Asian cuisine, including sushi essentials.

If you go there, you can find most ingredients for Asian food including sushi ana Japanese.


A Japanese supermarket chain with a great selection of fish for home sushi-making.

(Photo: Wikimedia)



Ranch 99


Ranch 99

Northern California

Four Star Seafood

Located in San Francisco. They sell Breakthrough Sushi's sushi kit for our online sushi making classes.

Royal Hawaiian Seafood (pickup only)

Monterey Fish Market, Berkeley

Berkeley Bowl East, Berkeley

Berkeley Bowl West, Berkeley

Tokyo Fish Market, Berkeley

Nijiya Market, San Francisco

Super Mira, San Francisco

Nijiya Market, San Mateo

Nijiya Market, Mountain View

Nijiya Market, San Jose

Mitsuwa, San Jose

Marukai, Cupertino

Ranch 99

Central California

Giovanni's Fish Market, Moro Bay

Southern California

Fish King Seafood, Glendale

Kai Gourmet, Gardena

Yama Seafood, San Gabriel

Marukai, Little Tokyo

Marukai, San Diego

Marukai, West Los Angeles

Mitsuwa, Torrance

Mitsuwa, Irvine

Mitsuwa, Costa Mesa

Mitsuwa, San Gabriel

Mitsuwa, Santa Monica (West LA)

Mitsuwa, San Diego

Nijiya Market, San Diego

Nijiya Market, Torrance

Nijiya Market, West LA

Nijiya Market, City of Industry

Nijiya Market, Little Tokyo


Ranch 99


Kazy’s Gourmet Shop, Dallas

Mitsuwa, Plano

Ranch 99


Mitsuwa, Chicago (Arlington Heights)


Ranch 99

Washington DC

Hama Japanese Market

Maruichi Japanese Grocery

The District Fishwife


Ranch 99


Ranch 99

New Jersey

Mitsuwa, Edgewater

Yama Seafood

Ranch 99

(Sushi Kit for One from Yama Seafood - contents subject to change due to availability)


Honolulu Fish Market

Mitsuwa, Honolulu


La Mar, Montreal

Fresh Ideas Start Here, Vancouver


Additional articles

Where to get Sushi Fish in San Francisco Bay Area

Where to get sushi fish in the San Francisco Bay area - part 2 Marukai

Where to get sushi fish in the San Francisco Bay Area? Part 3 - Tokyo Fish Market

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