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Maguro (Tuna) Collars in LA?

SecretAsianMan Jan 23, 2010 11:23 PM

I just returned from a food-filled trip to Tokyo where I had on two different occasions the most amazing tuna collar dishes. They were truly amazing.

If you can read Japanese, here's a great recipe:


Its a recipe I want to make.

However, I cannot ever recall seeing tuna collars at fish markets in Los Angeles.

Does anyone know of a source?



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    Burger Boy Jan 24, 2010 06:40 AM

    Check with Fish King in Glendale, they might be able to help and not rape you on the price.

    Fish King Seafood & Poultry Co
    722 N Glendale Ave, Glendale, CA 91206

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    1. re: Burger Boy
      SecretAsianMan Jan 24, 2010 11:28 PM

      Super. I'll give them a ring.


    2. Joe Blowe Jan 24, 2010 08:30 AM

      Collars are available daily at Marukai, Mitsuwa, Nijiya, or any other respectable Japanese grocery store in L.A. Addresses for those above can be found at their namesake websites.

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      1. re: Joe Blowe
        SecretAsianMan Jan 24, 2010 11:27 PM

        Hi Joe,

        I've seen salmon and yellowtail collars but rarely maguro.

        Have you seen maguro?



      2. The Chowhound Team Jan 28, 2010 09:33 AM

        Hi all, please keep this on topic by recommending fish markets in the L.A. area that carry tuna collars. We split a tangential discussion about tuna collars to the General Food Topics board: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/683839

        1. Mr Taster Jul 30, 2010 09:32 PM

          Any ideas for where to find restaurants which prepare tuna collar? I've heard the collar is an intensely meaty, flavorful part of the fish (and is extremely cheap as well) and I'd love to try some.

          Mr Taster

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          1. re: Mr Taster
            Hailyn Aug 3, 2010 04:46 PM

            Broiled yellowtail collar is often found on izakaya menus. I've had it at Izayoi in Little Tokyo. Honda-Ya probably has it as well. I haven't seen maguro collar (what the OP was asking about).

            132 S Central Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012

            Little Tokyo Restaurant
            150 E Bonita Ave, San Dimas, CA 91773

            1. re: Hailyn
              happybaker Aug 4, 2010 01:58 PM

              Seafood City in Glendale has halibut collars. Maybe you could ask about tuna?


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