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Best day of the week, and best place for uni in San Diego?

J.L. Mar 16, 2008 09:54 PM

Hi gang,

LA Hound traveling to SD next week, with a jonesin' for uni.

Does anyone know the best day of the week for uni in San Diego (i.e. the day they deliver it fresh to the restaurant), and the best place to taste it? In the shell, out of the shell, it makes no difference, it's all good.

Thanks in advance!

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    DougOLis RE: J.L. Mar 16, 2008 11:18 PM

    Sushi Ota has fantastic fresh Uni that is so buttery and sweet. I'm not sure what the best day of the week is to get it, but that's definitely where I would go.

    1. Joseph RE: J.L. Mar 16, 2008 11:57 PM

      I think you will find that freshness makes the biggest difference. If you are going to the trouble, make sure you are eating Uni that was alive when you ordered it.

      If you call ahead, Sammy Sushi might have it for you. Sammy sometimes has live Uni on hand, but he can usually get it on any day, with advance notice. The place is a seemingly ordinary neighborhood Sushi shop, but they can get you some good stuff.

      I'm sure Sushi Ota has it available most of the time, but again, call ahead and ask.

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        Ed Dibble RE: Joseph Mar 17, 2008 07:07 AM

        I agree that the live uni from Sammy is pretty amazing. For a post with pictures of it, follow this link to Kirk's blog:


        Also, the uni at Sakura is consistently good.

      2. Captain Jack RE: J.L. Mar 17, 2008 09:09 AM

        You could also pick it up straight from the source at Catalina Offshore Products. This is where Sammy gets his.


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          paso_gurl_100 RE: Captain Jack Mar 17, 2008 04:06 PM

          How do you do that? Can you pick it up from them? if so, where is their place? thanks.

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            Captain Jack RE: paso_gurl_100 Mar 17, 2008 10:03 PM

            Yes indeed, call them up and they will have your order ready. Use the link provided in my previous reply. The product is super fresh and amazing.

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