Mahi Seafood


We all know that fish is a delicacy enjoyed by millions of people around the world, but what is the most expensive fish you can eat? Ever wondered?? While most breed of fish are affordable for the masses, some are so extraordinary that they can only be enjoyed by those
who can afford to indulge in them.

While there are countless different species comprising of freshwater and saltwater fish, both are healthy for human consumption, with the only real difference being that freshwater fish often have higher amounts of calcium, monounsaturated fatty acids and polyunsaturated fatty acids. But getting back to the question at-hand… Ever wondered what the ‘lobster’ of fish is? Join us as we countdown to number one.

5. Wild King Salmon: $100 – $150

Coming in at number five is the wild king salmon, also known as the chinook salmon, among the hardest salmon species to catch. Renowned for its full fat and vibrant natural flavour, the wild king salmon tends to run out quickly, which is why the red sockeye salmon has become a popular alternative (not to mention a cheaper one).

4. Yellowfin Tuna: $250 – $300

Coming in at number four is the yellowfin tuna, also known as the ahi tuna, a tasty alternative to the bluefin tuna. This particular species of fish has a strong and flaky texture. Yellowfin tuna is also a popular choice among professional chefs and home cooks alike, courtesy of its unique flavour profile and versatility.

3. Swordfish: $300 – $350

If you’re a seafood lover and you haven’t tried swordfish – We highly recommend it! Swordfish is rich and meaty, a good option if you’re looking for a good fish to grill, drizzled with a little lemon and pepper – Simply, divine! Up until a few years ago, the swordfish was considered an endangered species but conservationists have since been working hard to ensure the species doesn’t go extinct.

2. Puffer Fish: $350 – $400

Coming in at number two is the puffer fish, also known as ‘fugu’. Among the most expensive freshwater fish in the world (though it sometimes moves back and forth between water bodies), it is believed that a single drop of poison from this particular fish can leave a man dead. It is for this reason it is said that to properly indulge in a puffer fish meal, you need a chef who specializes in seafood that knows exactly how to handle the fugu.

1. Japan Tuna: $500+

You have Kobe beef and you have Japan tuna. Pound for pound the most expensive fish you can buy, most often used in the preparation of the finest sushi. What makes Japan tuna so expensive is that it is an endangered species. To help preserve the species, the Japanese government has since restricted fishing for it to reduce consumption. Well, there you have it… The ‘lobster’ of fish? The Japan Tuna!