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Feb 2, 2009 11:55 PM

Does anyone know where I can buy ankimo?

I know ankimo is bad for the environment and probably bad for me, but I'm planning a make your own sushi party in March. One of the requested items from the guests was ankimo, which doesn't show up all that often at Nijiya. So anyone know of a monkfish not in need of a liver? Or someplace in SF where I can buy some?

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  1. Sorry not San Francisco but reliable fish monger, Tokyo Fish Berkeley.

    1. Tokyo Fish had, 1 hour ago, a tube of prepared ankimo. They say they had the fresh yesterday. I assumed, perhaps incorrectly, that you had already bought it.

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      1. re: wolfe

        Not yet, but it is GREAT to know it is there. Definitely worth a trip across the bay. One guest is coming from Switzerland and is apparently ankimo, toro, and uni deprived. Anyway, I decided that it would be much more cost effective to do at home rather than try to keep up with her at a sushi bar.

        1. re: sfbing

          TF is also good for toro, uni, and tobiko in colors. I think black for squid ink, orange for habanero, green for wasabi and red for kicks. The uni I saw today was dethorned on a tray, 1/4, 1/2 or full. Always call before making the perilous bridge crossing.

      2. Also Suruki (71 e 4th) in San Mateo has Uni and ankimo - again calling first might be a good idea. From my recent experience the uni now seems less sweet than normal (both from here and also restaurants) ? not the best season for uni (but still good)

        1. You may want to source your uni through catalinaop, at the source, though you have to tack on FedEx charges to ensure fresh delivery.

          1. Osprey Seafood in Napa carries it at times. They can also order it with advanced notice. They're one of the major suppliers of seafood to restaurants in the Bay Area but I'm unsure of another retail location besides Napa.