Pick up by next business day*

All orders are automatically packed based on the schedule below, and you must pick up the order by the latest pickup time. We can’t take pre-orders or change your pickup to a future date. Please note we're closed on Sat & Sun.

cutoff earliest latest

Mon 6am

Mon 9:30am-12pm

Tues 7:30am-12pm

Tues 6am

Tues 9:30am-12pm

Wed 7:30am-12pm

Wed 6am

Wed 9:30am-12pm

Thurs 7:30am-12pm

Thurs 6am

Thurs 9:30am-12pm

Fri 7:30am-12pm

Fri 6am

Fri 9:30am-12pm

Fri 9:30am-12pm

DETAILS & FAQ

Do I HAVE TO PICK UP MY ORDER BY THE LATEST PICK UP DATE?

Yes. Please pick up your order on time and before the latest pick up time using the chart above.

CAN I SET A SPECIFIC PICK UP-DATE OR PLACE A SPECIAL ORDER FOR FRESH UNI AHEAD OF TIME?

No. Unfortunately, uni harvesting is influenced by bad weather and scarcity. Our website tracks live inventory and we only pack to order. Once the uni is out of stock on our website, we are sold out until the next weekly batch. Check out our website often since we typically update inventory on Sundays.

DO YOU OFFER SAME DAY PICK UPS?

Yes, if your order is placed before our 6am PST cut off time. During the major holidays, please call us for our hours.

DO YOU PACK YOUR ODERS WITH ICE?

Orders over $50 are packed with ice packs and a free cooler bag.

 

Orders under $50 are packed with ice packs and a plastic bag. Please bring your own cooler if you're traveling for an extended period of time.

CAN SOMEONE ELSE PICK UP MY ORDER?

Yes. Please reach out to us with your order number and let us know who is picking your order up.

Ships overnight by next business day*

All orders are automatically packed based on the schedule below. We can’t take pre-orders or change your delivery to a future date. Please arrange for someone to receive your perishable package.

cutoff ships arrives

Monday 6am

Monday

Tuesday

Tuesday 6am

Tuesday

Wednesday

Wednesday 6am

Wednesday

Thursday

Thursday 6am

Thursday

Friday

Friday
to Sunday

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shipments

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DETAILS & FAQ

ORDER CUT-OFF TIMES & WHEN WILL MY PACKAGE ARRIVE?

Orders placed before our cut-off time will be shipped out according to the schedule. All orders placed after 6am on Thursday will be shipped out the following Monday.

After we ship out your order, you'll receive a 2nd e-mail with the tracking number (check your spam folder if you don't see it). If there are no delays, orders typically arrive the next day. We recommend you sign up for package notifications from FedEx or UPS directly in the shipping confirmation e-mail. Please have someone receive the package to transfer the perishable items into the refrigerator or freezer. We go to great lengths to ensure your packages are sent out on time and kindly ask for your help. Maruhide Marine Products will not be responsible for packages left out.

• Days we ship out: Mon, Tues, Wed, & Thurs

• Orders placed after the 6am cutoff on Thursday will be shipped out the following Monday.

• Days we don't ship: Friday, Sat, Sun, & certain holidays.

• Times are in pacific standard time (PST)

 

Unexpected Delays

We pack our products with insulation and ice packs to last a few days in case of an unexpected delay in transit. There may be unusual circumstances, such as severe weather, which are out of our control.

We can't guarantee a delivery time for any order. Deliveries may be as late as 8-9pm in some rural areas, especially during holidays.

In the event of a package delay, please contact us.

Cut Off Time Ships Arrives

Monday 6am

Monday

Tuesday

Tuesday 6am

Tuesday

Wednesday

Wednesday 6am

Wednesday

Thursday

Thursday 6am

Thursday

Friday

Friday

no shipments

no shipments

Saturday (closed)

no shipments

no shipments

Sunday (closed)

no shipments

no shipments

HOW MUCH IS SHIPPING?

We're passionate about shipping the best products at the lowest prices. We work on slim margins and give you access to ingredients usually reserved for the top restaurants. We recommend stocking up on products or splitting an order with friends to offset the shipping charge.

We offer flat rate, overnight shipping on our products. Flat-rate.

State Overnight

California

$35

Contiguous States

$50

Hawaii & Alaska

$60

CAN I ASSIGN THE DELIVERY DATE OR TIME?

No. Unfortunately, we can't guarantee a delivery date or time for any order. All orders will be shipped according to the schedule above. Please do not place an order if the schedule doesn't work for you. Fedex and UPS deliveries may be as late as 8-9pm in some rural areas, especially during holidays.

DO YOU REQUIRE A SIGNATURE ON DELIVERY?

No. Please make sure someone will be home to receive your package and transfer the perishable items to the refrigerator or freezer.

Maruhide Marine Products will not be responsible for spoiled shipments from sitting outside by the heat and stolen packages after the carrier delivers. We take great care to ship out packages on time and kindly ask you to do the same. Thank you for your help.

HOW DO I TRACK MY PACKAGE?

Delivery times will vary, and we can't guarantee a delivery time for any order. During the holiday season, deliveries may be later than expected. Use the chart for the estimated arrival date.

After we ship out your order, you'll receive a 2nd e-mail with the tracking number (check your spam folder if you don't see it). Orders typically arrive on the next day if there are no delays. We recommend signing up for notifications from UPS or FedEx directly in the shipping e-mail.  

Enter your tracking number directly on the shipper's website

www.ups.com

www.fedex.com

not available

Wagyu beef and caviar products aren't shippable to Japan. Please browse our other popular products which are available to ship to Japan.

HIGHLIGHTS

Osetra, by Tsar Nicoulai, is a top-shelf caviar prized for its clean, rich nutty finish. The Black Sea farm in Bulgaria utilizes Sea cages for the Sturgeon's final years of maturation to help calm and improve the quality and color of this prized caviar. Naturally, they produce some of the very best jet black Osetra they found worldwide.

Species: Russian Sturgeon (Acipenser Gueldenstaedtii)

Beads: Medium size. Unique two two-one black and amber color.

Ingredients: Sustainably farmed sturgeon roe and fine sea salt.

Brand: Tsar Nicoulai Caviar's partner farm in Bulgaria.

Packaging: Glass jar

Net Weight: Includes .5oz (approximately) of caviar

Ships refrigerated with ice packs. Not available to ship to Japan. Available for pickup in Long Beach, CA and shipping in the U.S.

WHAT IS CAVIAR?

Fish Eggs (Roe)

27+ species of sturgeon

Although there are 27+ sturgeon species, 5 sturgeon types are common.

1 | American Caviar
Tsar Nicoulai is vertically integrated and owns its farm. They're about to create delicious, high-quality caviar at a competitive price.

2 | Osetra Caviar
Osetra is is also known as Russian Sturgeon (species: Acipenser Gueldenstaedtii). Fine chefs and caviar enthusiasts prize Osetra as the gold standard. Osetra is a popular alternative to Beluga, which isn’t available in the U.S.

3 | Beluga Caviar
Beluga Caviar is delicious, but the IUCN classifies Beluga Sturgeon as critically endangered due to overfishing and poaching.. Beluga sturgeon are massive sturgeons primarily in the Caspian and the Black Sea basins.

4 | Kaluga Caviar
Kaluga is large freshwater sturgeon, and the taste is comparable to Beluga caviar. In general, Kaluga caviar has a buttery and lightly salted flavor profile. Most of the Kaluga caviar sold in the U.S. are Kaluga hybrids from China.

5 | Servuga Caviar
Comprised of 3 types of sturgeon from the Caspian Sea: Sevruga sturgeon, Sterley sturgeon, and Siberian sturgeon. The beads are on the smaller end and have one of the highest demands globally.

TSAR NICOULAI FARM

Trusted By Michelin Chefs

PIONEERS IN DELICIOUS SUSTAINABILITY

We started our humble beginnings in San Francisco in 1984. We aim to handcraft small batches of premium American caviar without using antibiotics, growth hormones, GMOs, or synthetic preservatives. Tsar Nicoulai upholds and advances the highest levels of sustainability.

PORTION SIZES, SERVING, & RECIPES

How much should I order?

As a garnish, 1/2 oz to 1oz and as a main dish, 1oz to 2oz. If you're using caviar on top of sushi, 1/2 oz is sufficient.


Recipes

You can eat caviar in many ways, and youtube is an excellent resource for recipes. Here are some popular options:
1. Caviar bumps - eating multiple types of caviar by itself to taste the differences.

2. Garnish on top of sushi.
3. Blini with creme fresh, chives, and caviar.

Remember to never used metallic surfaces to handle caviar. Youtube is a great resource for recipe inspiration.

1. With Sushi Rice

We recommend using small amounts of caviar on top of sushi. The high acidity in the sushi vinegar and the texture of the rice balance out the richness. Sushi rice is relatively easy to make, but the prep takes some time to make the vinegar. Once you add the sushi vinegar to the hot rice, you can create many dishes with sushi rice.

Tip: brush on nikiri (sweet soy sauce reduction) over your uni to tie in the dish - perfect for new uni eaters.

Donburi Rice Bowl

Rice bowls are one of the easiest dishes to make. Make your sushi vinegar ahead of time and make the sushi rice before serving. Our A5 wagyu, ikura, and caviar allow you to make exceptional dishes you'd typically find at fine restaurants. Simply add the ingredients together.

Nigiri & Sushi

Uni nigiri is an amazing way to enjoy sushi at home with your other ingredients, like wagyu beef. Cutting wagyu nigiri requires knife skills, but you can make nigiri with any combinations of: sushi rice, uni, A5 wagyu, ikura, caviar, and nikiri sauce.

HANDLING & STORAGE

Storage

Please transfer the caviar to the refrigerator immediately when the package comes. Keep refrigerated, follow food safety, and consume as soon as possible to enjoy the freshness.

Caviar jars are vacuum sealed and allow for 60 days of refrigerated storage after the caviar is packed. The caviar shipped to you will have a different shelf life, depending on when the caviar was packed. We recommend consuming within 1 week after your package arrives.


FAQ

Can I freeze my caviar?

No. Once caviar is frozen and thawed, the texture may be mushy.

Can you special order tsar nicoulai caviar products not on your website?

Yes. Please reach out to us with any special orders.

HOW DO I SCOOP CAVIAR?

Caviar is delicate and will absorb the flavors around it. We recommend handling caviar with neutrals like plastic, glass, or caviar spoons. Metal utensils will give caviar an undesirable flavor.

Bundles & Sushi Kits