There’s a Japanese-Style Fish Market Now Open in Williamsburg

Sashimi-grade sockeye salmon that's been salt-cured and torched.

Back in March, Yuji Haraguchi — who has received much acclaim for his tiny Japanese restaurant, Okonomi — started fundraising to open a fish market with strictly local offerings, in part because he struggled with his own supply chain. With a $50,000 goal, it seemed like a farfetched idea, but Haraguchi actually surpassed that, and swiftly opened Osakana on Graham Avenue last week.

In addition to selling local and seasonal fish (sashimi, which the team will slice for you; fresh offerings for cooking at home; and some Japanese prepared fish) for purchase every day from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., the market also offers pescatarian ramen broth, fresh noodles from Sun, and, soon, rice bowls. Plus, there are free demos on breaking down whole fish and sharpening knives, and small group classes on topics like making ramen and sashimi at home. Take a look:

Like its sister restaurant, Osakana is tiny. Photo: Melissa Hom
A recent menu. Photo: Melissa Hom
Bluefish. Photo: Melissa Hom
Dogfish in a lemon-miso marinade. Photo: Melissa Hom
Dinner! Photo: Melissa Hom

Osakana, 290 Graham Ave., no phone

Japanese-Style Fish Market Opens in Williamsburg