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Anyone try Maruhide Uni Club in Torrance?

PeterCC Jun 13, 2013 04:17 PM

LAT just posted this review/report: http://www.latimes.com/features/food/dailydish/la-dd-scouting-report-maruhide-uni-club-in-torrance-20130613,0,1156851.story

Looks like they've been around for a year, oldest Yelp review from July 2012, but only 3 reviews on Yelp.


  1. flylice2x Dec 21, 2013 12:54 AM

    Catalina Offshore Products http://www.catalinaop.com/California_...
    $19.99 a tray

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      Sgee Dec 19, 2013 11:20 PM

      Update, they will be adding a sushi bar next week.

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      1. re: Sgee
        jessejames Dec 20, 2013 08:12 PM

        Any unusual type of sushi they do with uni?

      2. SecretAsianMan Oct 14, 2013 10:57 PM

        So, let's talk pricing. As someone else has inquired below...is the pricing better than a big Japanese grocery? Just curious. Want to gear up for some uni pasta this weekend!

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        1. re: SecretAsianMan
          Sgee Oct 17, 2013 11:28 PM

          Comparable $ but quality @ Maruhide is superior.

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          JMan604 Jun 14, 2013 03:23 PM

          I bought large grade A uni from their factory back in 2009 for $45. It was really really good.

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          1. re: JMan604
            foodiemahoodie Sep 2, 2013 07:02 PM

            Does anyone know if the uni they sell at this Gardna location is better than what can get up in the wooden trays at, say, Nijiya or Mitsuwa?

            Trying to figure out if it's worth the trip.

            1. re: foodiemahoodie
              Sgee Sep 2, 2013 08:13 PM

              YES! 'Nuff said

              1. re: Sgee
                Tripeler Sep 3, 2013 04:09 AM

                Sgee: the photo on the left is pure food porn. Beautiful stuff. The photo on the right is curious -- uni with an amazing color. Where is that uni from?
                Anyway, thanks for these great photos.

                1. re: Tripeler
                  Sgee Sep 4, 2013 09:16 PM

                  The uni in the picture on the right is from the same tray as the pic on the left. I forget which pic has the correct color.... SoCal coast uni from Maruhide.

                  1. re: Sgee
                    Sgee Sep 4, 2013 09:21 PM

                    Last bits ended up in pasta...

                    1. re: Sgee
                      Tripeler Sep 4, 2013 09:48 PM

                      Oh, my, the money shot. Well-prepared uni pasta is so fantastic. This photo looks like a very good dish of it. Thanks for the peek at it, Sgee.

                      1. re: Sgee
                        Ciao Bob Sep 5, 2013 08:44 AM

                        What's the black bits - Truffles or Nori?

                        1. re: Ciao Bob
                          PeterCC Sep 5, 2013 11:39 AM

                          Looks like truffles! Wow.

                          1. re: PeterCC
                            Sgee Sep 5, 2013 07:02 PM

                            Black winter truffles I had on hand at that time.

            2. trojans Jun 14, 2013 10:35 AM

              OMG! OMG! OMG! OMG!

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              1. re: trojans
                Servorg Jun 14, 2013 10:40 AM

                "OMG! OMG! OMG! OMG!"

                SMM (Social Media Mantra)? I'll just call it transcendental omphaloskepsis...

                1. re: Servorg
                  trojans Jun 14, 2013 04:24 PM

                  Sorry, that's my Pavlovian reaction to Uni.

                  1. re: trojans
                    Servorg Jun 14, 2013 04:26 PM

                    Me too (sorry) for my knee jerk (little knee but mostly jerk) reaction to that particular text speak...

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                kevin Jun 13, 2013 04:57 PM

                OH, yeah, you just that article too.

                It looks like it might be decent.

                But I highly doubt Mori or Shunji will lose any sleep over it. :)

                1. carln Jun 13, 2013 04:26 PM

                  Wow. This looks like it has the potential to be my new favorite place. Im an uni fanatic.

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