Uwajimaya Seafood Department

Local Seafood - The Uwajimaya Way


Seafood the Uwajimaya way

Visit our seafood department and discover the freshest seafood in town!  We offer a large selection of quality fresh fish including the finest grade of sashimi available.  Also, we are one of the few fish markets in the Pacific Northwest to offer a live tank system, allowing you to bring home live clams, crab, lobsters, oysters, plus other delicacies like uni (sea urchin) and spot prawns when in season.  You can't get any fresher! 

Not from around here?  We'll deliver our quality seafood to you, next day air via FedEx.  If you're traveling, we'll pack your seafood in air approved, odorless boxes guaranteed cold for 24 hours.   

Whether you're looking for dinner tonight or having a special occasion (see our catering section), let our seafood department help!  Our experienced seafood staff is dedicated to exceeding your expectations. 

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Featured Products

Gourmet Black Cod Kasuzuke in Minutes

Black cod kasuzuke  is a distinctly Japanese dish with an amazingly delicious and complex flavor.  Black cod, also known as sablefish or butterfish, is a naturally oily fish with a rich buttery flavor and high in omega-3 fatty acids.  The kasuzuke  marinade, made with sake kasu  complements the natural flavor of the fish, adding a slightly sweet yet savory flavor.

Want to enjoy the gourmet meal at home without the hassle of making the marinade and waiting the few days for the flavor to set?  We have you covered.  The Uwajimaya seafood department prepares the kasuzuke  from scratch in-house and marinates the black cod in it so all you have to do is take it home and bake. 

Seattle Uwajimaya seafood department manager, Ken, recommends baking it at 425-450 degrees F, 10 minutes per inch of thickness.  For the last few minutes, change from bake to broil to caramelize the kasuzuke  marinade on top and get the golden brown finish.  Serve with rice -- a delicious healthy gourmet meal in less than 30 minutes. 

Fresh Live Uni (Sea Urchin) | Uwajimaya
Fresh Live Uni

Uni  is the Japanese name for the edible part of the sea urchin and is a Japanese delicacy.  With a light, creamy, nutty and slightly sweet, slightly briny flavor, uni  is a favorite among many at the sushi bar where it is usually enjoyed as nigirizushi or sashimi.

While uni  is available in packages year round in the seafood department, with the Fall months and colder weather comes the availability of fresh uni  in our live tanks.*  Fresh uni  is quite a treat and as with most delicacies, the fresher, the better the taste -- a definite must try if you are an uni  fan.

Sea urchins, as you probably know, are quite spiny and can look intimidating.  Opening them can be even more intimidating and does require some skill.  Let it be an adventure, or if you prefer, have someone in the Uwajimaya seafood department do it for you (additional charge applies).  Each sea urchin should yield five to six pieces of uni, so grab some friends, grab some fresh uni, and enjoy!

*Please call the seafood department ahead to ensure availability.  Fresh uni  expected mid-October.