They also carry some very good unagi. Every now and then Costco has Ahi Tuna Poke flown from Tokyo which I like to use for sushi. Last time I went to Whole Foods I went to the fish section. So Japanese, Canadian, Norwegian, Chilean, etc. ._1x9diBHPBP-hL1JiwUwJ5J{font-size:14px;font-weight:500;line-height:18px;color:#ff585b;padding-left:3px;padding-right:24px}._2B0OHMLKb9TXNdd9g5Ere-,._1xKxnscCn2PjBiXhorZef4{height:16px;padding-right:4px;vertical-align:top}._1LLqoNXrOsaIkMtOuTBmO5{height:20px;padding-right:8px;vertical-align:bottom}.QB2Yrr8uihZVRhvwrKuMS{height:18px;padding-right:8px;vertical-align:top}._3w_KK8BUvCMkCPWZVsZQn0{font-size:14px;font-weight:500;line-height:18px;color:var(--newCommunityTheme-actionIcon)}._3w_KK8BUvCMkCPWZVsZQn0 ._1LLqoNXrOsaIkMtOuTBmO5,._3w_KK8BUvCMkCPWZVsZQn0 ._2B0OHMLKb9TXNdd9g5Ere-,._3w_KK8BUvCMkCPWZVsZQn0 ._1xKxnscCn2PjBiXhorZef4,._3w_KK8BUvCMkCPWZVsZQn0 .QB2Yrr8uihZVRhvwrKuMS{fill:var(--newCommunityTheme-actionIcon)} Never knew this! 3 years ago. I've eaten a lot of sushi in my city, and no way I'd have to pay more than $20 if only feeding myself. Yup, often times at the store-level "sushi-grade" means a saku style cut with good color and fat. In tucson I would trust very few places with sushi grade. Sushi/Sashimi Grade Fish Locally? FDA requires it simply for parasites not for any bacterial reasons, let me look it up. Sake sushi has been a staple item in Japanese sushi bars for many years. Honolulu Fish Company ships its legendary seafood nationwide on Goldbelly! They treat it with Carbon Monoxide gas to retain color, then freeze it and thaw it when ready to use. ._1PeZajQI0Wm8P3B45yshR{fill:var(--newCommunityTheme-actionIcon)}._1PeZajQI0Wm8P3B45yshR._3axV0unm-cpsxoKWYwKh2x{fill:#ea0027} FYI: From what a fish guy told me, "sashimi grade" is about when a fish is caught, the condition the stock was in when caught, and then how quickly it is frozen or ship from the boat to sale. A very low water content and high creamy oil content gives Ahi Ultra its superb taste. Since product formulations change (and products may contain additional or different ingredients, nutrition or usage information than is presented on this website), you should always check product packaging for the most recent ingredient and special diet information. If I ask whether an employee at Whole Foods whether their fish can safely be consumed raw, they usually say no, it should at least be seared (but maybe they're covering their bases or just ignorant about the finer details here). So does the freezing just kill them and they stay in the fish? Was going to say whole foods too. I asked them if they had any sushi grade fish and they said yes they do, but they still recommend searing it before use to 100% prevent from bacteria. This can range from mom and pop shops to chains like whole foods and Costco (Costco actually has some very good seafood, especially during their seafood events). Betting probably not. Well, I know Whole Foods often has sushi-grade sake and maguro. I'd be willing to put in the time to learn how to make the rice and cut things and roll to save money and the effort of going out. I absolutely love making sushi but a lot of fish markets by me always tell me their stuff isn't safe for raw consumption. 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