Thursday May 10, 2018

Mother's Day Pre-Order Highlight  

- Live Maine Lobsters -
- Fresh Soft Shell Crab -
 - Smoked Salmon -
- Calvisius Caviar -
- Oysters -
- John Dory -
- Loch Etive Ocean Trout - 


*Pre-order this week for next week to ensure your Mother's Day menu is exceptional!

Place an order now: (415) 824-1177 or email us at


Live Maine Lobsters - Fresh and lively lobsters straight from New England - these guys are beloved by all shellfish enthusiasts for their sweet succulent meat! Sizing includes - 2 lbs,  quarters (1.25lbs), halves (1.5lbs), culls (1 lbs), and chix (1 lbs). 

Live Spot Prawns - We have them live in our tanks from Washington. They're on the smaller side this time around (25-30 count). This amazing shrimp packs huge flavor. They are some of the sweetest shrimp around and they are highly sought after here on the west coast. Serve them raw as the Japanese do (Ama-Ebi) or grill them whole head on. No matter how you serve, the flavor of this shrimp is nonparallel. 

Royal Sweet Domestic Scallops - Sweet and delicious, these scallops will be the star of any menu - be sure to order them now while they are in season and readily available. Sizing (U-10 & 10-20 count) - ask about shells for plating, which we currently have in limited quantities! 

Alaskan Halibut - The perfect fish for those who don't eat a lot of seafood - Alaskan Halibut is meaty, fresh, and holds up to many cooking methods and compliments all flavor profiles

Hawaiian Blue Marlin, Ono, and Swordfish Loins - This beautiful fish is caught on small boats and brought up by hand and individually bled and quickly iced - these fish are premium quality and it really shows! Beautiful items, and perfect for your upcoming Mothers' Day Holiday Menu

This Week's Featured Product - Fresh Soft Shell Crab

We are pleased to announce the start of the 2018 fresh Soft Shell crab season. 

Fresh Soft Shell crab season typically starts in May and ends in late September. Soft Shell Crabs are in fact Blue Crabs and not a different specie of crab. When the crabs grow out of their hard shell, what's underneath is their new shell that is underdeveloped and soft. This is why they are called Soft Shell Crabs. 

Our direct supplier of fresh Soft Shell Crabs hail from Chesapeake Bay Maryland and are very well known for some of the best quality blue crabs in the world. They do a great job at sending us only the freshest product available. Although they're in the most volatile stage in their life when their molting and even after a 6 hour flight, it's truly amazing that we will sometimes receive these crabs still alive. This is an absolute testament of the excellent job that they do.

Royal Hawaiian Seafood does not advertise these crabs as a live product. We sell them as fresh. As previously mentioned, these crabs are in the most volatile stage of their lives and guaranteeing them to be alive while they're in this state and being shipped across country is something that is very hard to do. Rather we will guarantee that your crabs will be fresh with no hint of any types of foul odor. You can expect your fresh crabs to have a shelf life of about 6 days if stored at around 36 degrees.

Fresh Soft Shell Crabs are sold a few different ways. Ordering them by the dozen is the most common method but they can also be ordered by the flat or by the tray. Sizing is determined by measuring the pointers from side to side on the body shell. Below are the sizes that we will be carrying along with how they're packed.  

Hotels ( 4"-4.5") - 2 1/2 dozen flat, 5 dozen tray
Primes (4.5"-5") - 2 dozen flat, 4 dozen tray
Jumbos (5"-5.5") - 1 1/2 dozen flat, 3 dozen tray

Since this product is a highly perishable item, we highly recommend preorders as we will only bring in what we need to cover sales. Preorders are to be placed 72 hours prior to your desired delivery date. Please contact us if you are interested in placing a preorder or if you require any further information.

Live Dungeness Crab
Blue Nose Bass
White Sea Bass
Razor Clams
Beau Soleil Oysters


Special Order Items Available
(2-3 day advance notice)

Local Anchovies
San Francisco, CA


Opaka Paka Snapper

Black Bass
New Jersey

Special Order Items Available
(2-3 day advance notice)

John Dory
New Zealand

Razor Clams

Monkfish Liver

Live Sea Urchin
Half Moon Bay, CA

Green = Seafood Watch Best Choice
Yellow = Seafood Watch Good Alternative
Blue = Marine Stewardship Council
Gray = Unranked - assessed by Royal Hawaiian as a sustainable option 

In this week at RHS

Place an order now: (415) 824-1177

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West Coast Finfish

  • Local King Salmon | Wild | California
  • Mt. Lassen Trout | Farmed | California
  • Yellowtail Rockfish Fillets | Wild | Oregon
  • Fresh Black Cod | Wild | California
  • Petrale Sole | Wild | California
  • Yellowtail Jack | Wild | Baja
  • Hiramasa | Farmed | Baja
  • Arctic Char | Farmed | Washington
  • Fresh Smelt | Wild | CA
  • Canary Rockfish | Wild | Oregon
  • Ling Cod | Farmed | Washington
  • Black Cod | Wild | Alaska | Frozen J-Cut
  • Local Halibut | Wild | CA
  • Halibut | Wild | Alaska
  • Halibut Cheeks | Wild | Alaska

West Coast Shellfish

  • Fresh Soft Shell Crab | Wild | Maryland
  • Penn Cove Mussels | Farmed | Washington
  • Painted Lady Oyster | Farmed | Washington
  • Shigoku Oysters | Farmed | Washington
  • Steamboat Oysters | Farmed | Washington
  • Kumamoto Gold Oysters | Farmed | CA
  • 280gm Uni | Wild | CA
  • Marin Miyagi Oysters | Farmed | CA
  • Kumiai Oysters | Farmed | CA
  • Kusshi Oysters | Farmed | BC
  • Live Red Abalones | Farmed | Santa Cruz
  • Frozen King Crab Legs | Wild | AK
  • Fresh Squid | Wild | California
  • Live Spot Prawns | Wild | Washington

East Coast Finfish & Shellfish

  • Monkfish Tails | Wild | MA
  • Mahi | Wild | East Coast
  • Catfish | Farmed | Louisiana
  • Chathum Blue Mussels | Farmed | MA
  • Pasta Gem Clams | Farmed | Florida
  • Royal Sweet Scallops | Wild | MA
  • Gulf Shrimp - Fresh 16/20 | Wild | Florida
  • Live Maine Lobsters | Wild | Maine

Canada & Central/South America

  • Corvina Sea Bass | Wild | Ecuador
  • Swordfish | Wild | Ecuador
  • Albacore Loins - Frozen | Wild | BC
  • Savory Clams | Farmed | BC
  • Fanny Bay Oysters | Farmed | BC
  • Verlasso Atlantic Salmon | Farmed | Chile
  • Pacu Ribs | Frozen | Farmed | Brazil
  • Rock Shrimp | Wild | Mexico

Hawaii, South Pacific, Japan, & Europe

  • Fresh Kuaia Shrimp | Farmed | Hawaii
  • Kanpachi | Farmed | Hawaii
  • Swordfish Loins | Wild | Hawaii
  • Ono | Wild | Hawaii
  • Blue Marlin | Wild | Hawaii
  • Hand-line Ahi Tuna | Wild | Philippines
  • Ora King Salmon | Farmed | New Zealand
  • Tai Snapper | Wild  | New Zealand
  • Loch Etive Trout | Farmed | Scotland
  • Bronzino | Farmed | Turkey
  • Sea Bream (Dorade) | Farmed | Turkey
  • Hokkaido Scallops | Wild | Japan
  • Tenderized Octopus - Frozen | Wild | Spain 
  • Salt Cod | MSC | Norway
  • Chilean Sea Bass | MSC | Antarctica
  • Tombo Tuna | MSC | Fiji
  • Anchovies in Oil | Wild | Turkey
  • Skull Island Prawns | Farmed | Australia
  • Calvisius Sturgeon Caviar | Farmed I Italy

Fresh Out of the Freezer
(delivered frozen or slacked out - allow 48 hours for thawing)

Skull Island Prawns - NZ
IQF Headless Shrimp - Florida
Rock Shrimp - Gulf of Mexico
IQF Kauai Shrimp - Hawaii
IQF Sardines - CA
IQF Un-cleaned Squid- CA
Tenderized Octopus
T&T Squid - China

Albacore - BC
31/35 Headless White Shrimp - FL
Wasabi Paste - CA
Chilean Sea Bass - U.K
King Crab Legs - Alaska
Alaskan Sand Dabs - AK
Arrowtooth - CA
Crayfish Tail Meat - U.S

Market Report
Fresh Oregon Bay Shrimp  

  • The season is underway for this highly anticipated product. Fresh Oregon Bay Shrimp or Pink Shrimp are cooked and delivered fresh to your kitchens. The fishery is ranked as a "Best Choice" with The Monterey Bay Aquarium's Seafood Watch Program for their outstanding management. Although small in size, they pack an amazingly sweet flavor. Highly affordable and highly versatile, these shrimp are a great value. Use them in ceviche, shrimp cocktail, on your salads, or simply add them as an addition to any entree. The shrimp come in 5 lbs. plastic tubs. Since the product is sold fresh, we recommend that you store them in their original tubs with ice in your walk-ins. They should be sold within 3 days after you receive them from us and frozen after it's 3rd day to be used at a later date. If all goes well and weather permitting, the fresh Oregon Bay Shrimp season should last until October.