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:
Osakana, 290 Graham Ave., no phone