opinions on which place to buy sushi grade fish/seafood in SF?
hi folks - i am having a sushi party and have been doing some homework on the best place to buy sushi grade fish and seafood in the city. close to the mission is a plus, but i'm willing to travel. so far the best options seem to be:
mission market fish & poultry (mission)
sun fat seafood (mission)
nijiya market (japantown)
san francisco fish company (ferry building)
any feelings about whether variety, quality & prices are that different amongst the four?
are there other stores that should be on this list?
Nijiya in Japantown carries many of the more hard-to-find sushi-grade fish offerings that you won't get at places like San Francisco Fish Company; uni, ankimo, and smaller, fresher squid and octopus. Also, Nijiya's offerings of maguro and toro are incomparable.
San Francisco Fish Company
1 Ferry Building # 31, San Francisco, CA 94111-4230
The times I have gone for sushi grade fish, Mission Market has only had tuna. It is very good, but if you were looking for a ton of options, it might not hit the mark. I believe it is roughly $20 a lb.
They have tuna marked sushi grade at Manilla Market as well at a ridiculously lower price, possibly like $12 a lb.