Anatomy of a Bluefin Tuna

Sushi connoisseurs devour tuna from the head practically down to the tail. Here, Luxe Gourmets identifies the main tuna cuts that appear on sushi menus, from affordable akami to ultraexpensive otoro.

AKAMI - Lean and deep red in color, most commonly used for sushi.

TORO - A delicacy (the word means "to melt").  The fattier it is, the better.

Bluefin Tuna Anatomy

At Luxe Gourmets, we carry Otoro, Chutoro and Akami (Senaka loin).