Tuna Sells for Record $3.1 Million USD at Tokyo's New Tsukiji Fish Market

That’s roughly $5,000 USD a pound.

Food & Beverage
52,147 Hypes 34 Comments

The latest big tuna auction in Tokyo’s newly relocated Tsukiji Fish Market has created quite a splash. Kiyoshi Kimura of the Sushizanmai sushi chain has paid a whopping ¥333.6 million JPY (approximately $3.1 million USD) for large 613-pound tuna fish.

Kimura wins back his title for the most expensive price paid for a single fish at the new year’s auction, where he reigned number one for six years straight before losing his title in 2017 to another sushi chain. When asked what he felt about the price after the auction, Kimura responded with, “The tuna looks so tasty and very fresh, but I think I did too much, I expected it would be between ¥30 million JPY and ¥50 million JPY, or ¥60 million JPY at the highest, but it ended up five times more.” Kimura’s buyer’s remorse is justified as his ¥333.6 million JPY paid doubles what he paid six years ago.

It was reported the fish was moved directly to one of his restaurants located at the old Tsukiji Fish Market. With the number of tuna fish decreasing, the price of the threatened species continues to grow while remaining as one of the more popular fishes on sushi menus.

In other food news, Carl’s Jr. partners with Beyond Meat to launch “Beyond Famous Star Burger.”

Read Full Article
Source
cnbc

Join Our Discussions on Discord

The HYPEBEAST Discord Server is a community where conversations on cultural topics can be taken further.

431 Users Online

What to Read Next

Dr. Romanelli and SMETS Rework Vintage Military Gear in New Collection
Fashion

Dr. Romanelli and SMETS Rework Vintage Military Gear in New Collection

Featuring camouflage artwork by Stefan Meier.

Converse's Louie Lopez Pro Rebuilds a Tennis Shoe for Skating
Footwear

Converse's Louie Lopez Pro Rebuilds a Tennis Shoe for Skating

A signature skate shoe, inspired by the archives.

Maison Margiela Unleashes Retro Fit High-Tops in Red and Green
Footwear

Maison Margiela Unleashes Retro Fit High-Tops in Red and Green

Premium footwear crafted with ovine leather.


Watch Chance the Rapper's Cameo on 'Sesame Street'
Entertainment

Watch Chance the Rapper's Cameo on 'Sesame Street'

Chance and Cookie Monster fight for the leading role.

Nike's Air Max 2 Light Brightens Up in "University Gold"
Footwear

Nike's Air Max 2 Light Brightens Up in "University Gold"

More looks for the retro favorite.

Bang Bang Tattoo Studio Gets a Futuristic Look
Design

Bang Bang Tattoo Studio Gets a Futuristic Look

Get a closer look at the New York parlor’s sleek interior.

More ▾
 
Subscribe to our Newsletter

Gain access to exclusive interviews with industry creatives, think pieces, trend forecasts, guides and more.

By subscribing, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Help us serve you better

We appreciate your support in allowing HYPEBEAST ads, where we can share contents from the latest fashion, to those culturally relevant. In adding HYPEBEAST to your ad blocker's whitelist, ads on our sites will show while you continue to browse.