WHICH UNI SHOULD I ORDER?
We sell our highest grades of uni on our website and any product will be the best Santa Barbara sea urchin you've experienced.
WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENCES IN PRODUCTS?
We sell two grades of wild Santa Barbara uni on our website and they differ in how they're packaged.
Wild Santa Barbara, Premium Grade : Our highest grade and normally used in Michelin restaurants. 1000 pounds of sea urchin only yields about 5 wooden trays of premium uni.
Wild Santa Barbara, A+ Grade: Exceeds expectations for uni lovers and found in fine sushi restaurants. Our A+ grade typically grades out to our competitor's premium grade.
Maruhide "Ranched" Purple Uni: Enjoy the uniquely, sweet, mild and nutty flavor of Santa Barbara’s rarely tasted Uni. Raised on a high-quality Kelp diet, Urchin’s preferred food, and packed in salt water for that “right from the shell” flavor.
WHEN DO YOU RESTOCK FRESH UNI?
We recommend purchasing any in-stock uni and salt-water (ensui) if your order will be shipped. Please check back often as fresh uni sells out daily. Uni Shutou is a popular alternative to our fresh uni. Follow us on Instagram for stock notifications.
WHY IS YOUR UNI DIFFERENT?
Our factory is the premier Santa Barbara uni supplier to Michelin chefs, restaurants, smaller distributors, and home chefs.
Most of the uni you will find in the U.S. isn't fresh because the product sits on a shelf for a long time. Additionally, the uni can pass through multiple retailers before you consume it, resulting in a fishy taste. Only fresh sea urchin retains its ideal sweet flavor, color, and buttery texture.
Our expert divers harvest the wild sea urchins and bring them to our facility. We start by cracking the sea urchins early in the morning. Maruhide's masters carefully select the best uni, pack to order, and ship on the same day it's processed. We're passionate about serving you the best uni the ocean offers.