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Caviar & Oysters

There's perhaps nothing more thrillingly festive than oysters and caviar. Order some today and get the party started! 

Our Oyster Selection  |  New To Caviar? Here's help.

Our Caviar & Roe Selection from Tsar Nicoulai

We are proud to announce that we now exclusively carry Tsar Nicoulai caviar and roe. Hapuku and Tsar Nicoulai have joined forces to bring you one of the most extensive selections of fine caviar, roe and infused roe available in the Bay Area. Through our partnership, we are able to offer these artisanal products at an exceptional price and unparalleled freshness.

For 30 years, Tsar Nicoulai has been producing some of the world's finest caviar and roe—right here in Northern California. Pioneers of sustainable caviar, they harvest wild fish and farm on location without the use of GMOs, growth hormones, antibiotics, synthetic preservatives or BSEs. All caviar and roe is hand-selected and hand-packed on-site.

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Photo courtesy of Tsar Nicoulai

The Splurge: Caviar

From locally farmed white sturgeon.

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Jet black color; medium sized bead; bold; melts on your palate with a refined brine finish 

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Deep brown to jet black hue; medium sized bead; rich, clean taste with buttery finish

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Dark brown to platinum hue; medium to large sized bead with a smooth finish and gentle pop

reserve sm 1Reserve Caviar

Tawny brown to platinum hue; generous, large sized beads with a creamy finish

Beyond the Sushi Bar: Wild Roe

Top-grade roe from responsibly sourced wild fish.

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Small silver grain; rich, robust and refined in flavor

American Golden Whitefish sm 1Wild Whitefish Roe

Soft and golden yellow color; small bead; crisp, mellow and slightly fruity flavor

gold pearl salmon sm 1Wild Salmon Roe

Beautiful, bright, generous bead size with a discernable pop and robust flavor 

gold pearl trout sm 1Gold Pearl Trout Roe

Deep orange roe with a bright and silky pop; medium bead; subtle, sweet, vibrant flavor

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Deep orange with a silky pop; medium bead; sweet and smoky brine.

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The classic sushi roe. Golden, petite beads; crisp, subtle sea flavor; crisp pop.

Taste Excitement: Infused Roe

Tsar Nicoulai calls these glorious gems "gateway caviar", since their nuanced flavors are accessible to caviar newbies and connoiseurs alike. Be sure to try all of our infused roes—fantastic added to dishes and gorgeous as a garnish ("bling on a plate"). All from wild whitefish.

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Deep, golden brown; infused with natural vegetable extract and Italian white truffle oil

wasabi whitefish sm 1Wasabi Whitefish Roe

Naturally derived color from infused wasabi; a pungent, zesty bite

ginger whitefish sm 1Ginger Whitefish Roe

Naturally flavored with Hawaiian ginger for a piquant flavor; perfect for Asian-inspired dishes

beet saffron sm 1Beet + Saffron Whitefish Roe

Naturally flavor and color; mild beet taste; great as a garnish or to add color to a dish

New to caviar? Here's a little help.

What exactly is caviar?
Similarly to the use of the term champagne (meant to designate only sparkling wine from the Champagne region of France), the term caviar refers specifically to sturgeon eggs from the Caspian Sea off the coast of Russia and Iran. Today, however, the word caviar is commonly used to encompass all fish eggs used in the same tradition as real caviar. Because of overfishing, the oldest breeds of sturgeon have become endangered, so today the majority of caviar is farmed.

Need help choosing?
We're happy to lend a hand. Choosing caviar can be intimidating—with choices from across the world and price tags in the triple-digits. We make sure to carry a range of caviars, available year-round, that are reasonably priced and of consistent quality.  

How to store caviar? 
When purchasing caviar, do not hesitate to ask us for a bag of ice in which to store it until you get home. Unopened and refrigerated, caviar will stay fresh for up to four weeks. Once opened, it should be used within three days.

How to serve it?
Metal spoons and bowls oxidize the roe, imparting an unappetizing metallic flavor. To keep your caviar pristine, use mother-of-pearl, glass or even plastic servingware.

How to describe it? 
Caviar can be described by its brininess (or saltiness), creaminess and pop.

Still not sure which caviar to buy? 
Come in and ask our staff. We're glad to answer any of your questions.

Our Oyster Selection


Medium and crisp, with a fresh, briny salinity. From Northern California.


Large, rich and buttery, with a mild brine. From Northern California and Canada.


Small and sweet, with a delicate salinity. From Northern California and Washington.

We’ll gladly shuck the oysters for you and send you home with a box with the oysters in their liquor along with the cleaned shells for serving. Be sure to purchase some of our Mignonette Sauce too. 24 hours advanced notice please for orders of more than two dozen.


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Rockridge Market Hall
5655 College Avenue, Suite 201
Oakland, CA 94618
phone: 510-250-6000


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