Tuna Sushi

Sushi is a beloved Japanese culinary art that has captivated taste buds around the world. At the heart of many sushi creations lies the humble tuna – a versatile fish that comes in several distinct varieties, each with its own unique flavor profile and textural qualities.

The Bluefin

The most prized tuna for sushi is undoubtedly the bluefin (Thunnus orientalis). Hailing from the cool waters of the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans, bluefin tuna is renowned for its rich, buttery taste and sublime tenderness. The bright red color and marbled fat content of bluefin make it the gold standard for high-end sushi and sashimi. However, the scarcity and high demand for bluefin tuna has driven its price to astronomical levels, putting it out of reach for many sushi lovers.

The Yellowfin

A more accessible and affordable alternative is the yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares), also known as ahi. While not quite as fatty as bluefin, yellowfin tuna still delivers a bold, satisfying flavor and vibrant hue. Its firm, meaty texture also makes it an excellent choice for preparations like poke, where the tuna holds its shape well.

The Bigeye

Another tuna commonly used in sushi is the bigeye (Thunnus obesus). Visually similar to yellowfin, bigeye tuna has a slightly darker red color and a medium-fatty consistency that strikes a nice balance between richness and lightness. Bigeye is a popular selection for sushi rolls and nigiri.

The Tongol

Beyond these three mainstays, sushi aficionados may also encounter more exotic tuna varieties like the tongol (Thunnus tonggol) or the southern bluefin (Thunnus maccoyii). These lesser-known tunas bring their own unique flavor nuances to the sushi experience, allowing skilled chefs to create even more complex and captivating culinary masterpieces.


Ultimately, the type of tuna used in sushi is a critical consideration that can significantly impact the dish’s overall taste, texture, and visual appeal. Whether it’s the sumptuous bluefin, the bold yellowfin, or one of the other varieties, each tuna brings its own distinct personality to the plate, making sushi a true celebration of this incredible ocean-dwelling delicacy.

Seafood Society is dedicated to offering top-notch tuna of superior quality. Our outstanding reputation is a result of our commitment to delivering the freshest seafood in the quickest possible time, while ensuring complete traceability from the moment it is sourced from the boat until it reaches your plate.

Our Saku block is premium tuna’s part, with its firm texture, especially when it comes from the yellowfin tunas, single-hooked handline by Artesmar, our artisanal fishery in the Philippines!

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