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takuhead Jul 17, 2014 08:28 PM

One of my all time favorite foods to eat is Uni and I know Santa Barbara is the source of some of the best around...
I"m heading down this weekend from the bay area to SB and would love to score a tray or two of this amazing delicacy.
Advice on where to find some is greatly appreciated.

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    glbtrtr RE: takuhead Jul 18, 2014 08:50 AM

    Arigato could be your best bet, on State Street in the 1200 block. Or try the restaurants in the SB Harbor area. I don't have first hand knowledge about this but know Arigato gets the best reviews of sushi here.

    1. Melanie Wong RE: takuhead Jul 18, 2014 09:47 AM

      I believe that peak season is in October.

      While I haven't been there, Hungry Cat has been mentioned in the past on this board as the place to get live local uni. You might call to see if it's on the menu.
      http://thehungrycat.com/santa_barbara...

      As far as trays, I wonder if the Santa Monica Seafood branch in SB might carry uni.
      http://www.smseafoodmarket.com/santa-...
      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/9725...

      1. Melanie Wong RE: takuhead Jul 18, 2014 10:13 AM

        Santa Barbara Fish Market talks about sea urchin on its blog.
        http://www.sbfish.com/blogs/seafoodre...

        It posted an hour ago on FB that uni is on special this week (though doesn't mention if it is local),
        40 gram Uni Trays (Sea Urchin) $5.95 each
        https://www.facebook.com/SantaBarbara...

        1. OldJalamaMama RE: takuhead Jul 18, 2014 10:55 PM

          check in at Hungry Cat in SB your best bet for fresh local uni.

          @SeaStephanieFish is the goto for fresh uni in SB- she sells in Newport Sat am's- if she don't know, it ain't happening!

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          1. re: OldJalamaMama
            Melanie Wong RE: OldJalamaMama Jul 19, 2014 03:26 AM

            http://www.seastephaniefish.com/marke...

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