Santa Barbara Uni

Santa Barbara Uni - Sea Urchin

from $135.00

Weight: 7 oz / 200 g 7 oz / 200 g


Product Detail

Premium Santa Barbara Sea Urchin (also called Uni in Japanese) is a species of Sea Urchin found in the waters around Santa Barbara, California. This is a long-spine species.

Sea urchins are sluggish-moving creatures, their tube feet and their spines are utilized for propulsion. The Sea Urchin (Uni) is a delicate creature.

California Sea Urchin

Native Californians in the state are well-versed in eating sea urchins. Southern California's coasts are considered a veritable goldmine for this delicacy, with divers despoiling kelp beds at depths up to 24 m/80 ft to collect this uni specimen. One of the great things about living in Southern California is the proximity to Santa Barbara and having access to this luxurious local sea urchin. 

Favored among chefs around the world, Santa Barbara uni is known for its fresh sweet, and delicate flavor. If you are unfamiliar with Sea Urchin from Santa Barbara and love 'Uni', you are in for a treat! 

Where to buy sea urchin near me

Consider purchasing yours from us at Kai Gourmet! We have years of experience sourcing and selling premium quality California sea urchin products online. 

Ingredients / Nutritional Facts
Sea urchin is a treasure trove of nutrients, boasting an impressive content of protein and dietary fiber as well as trace minerals such as zinc. Those in search of a more colorful meal can also count on its rich source of Beta Carotene, which it obtains from its kelp-based diet. Alongside these beneficial elements are vitamins C and A, typically found in dark leafy greens or winter squash that may further boost one's immunity levels - making sea urchin one of the ideal fatty fishes to consume!
Product Care / Preparation

Eating Sea Urchins - Ways To Enjoy Santa Barbara Uni

  • The most common way to savor sea urchin is by consuming its unprocessed core in the same manner as one enjoys biting into an oyster or sampling sushi. Uni is an essential component in many traditional sushi dishes!
  • Boost the intensity of this Santa Barbara Uni's flavor by delicately dipping it into soy sauce.
  • For a more indulgent experience, try serving it alongside a piece of bread generously spread with butter.
  • Alternatively, you could create your own homemade dish by wrapping in Nori and sushi rice.
  • Uni can also be used to enhance sauces and soups in various ways!
Producer / Origin


USA (Santa Barbara Coast)


Fresh / Wild
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