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Kusshi Oyster

Vancouver Island, British Columbia
Grown in the productive waters of Deep Bay, British Columbia, Kusshi Oysters are perfect for novice and experienced oyster aficionados. Japanese for “ultimate,” Kusshi Oysters are just that with their small, gemlike shells. Their smooth shells are a result of constant tumbling perfected by Stellar Bay Shellfish.


Product Specifications
  • Specie:
    Crassostrea gigas
  • Origin:
    Vancouver Island, British Columbia
  • Farmed: 3 to 4 years
  • Average Size:
    2.25 inches
  • Available:
    August through May
Flavor Profile
Decent salt content with a meaty chew and a bright and intense cucumber finish.
Suggested Pairing:
Dry gin
Brine Intensity
Growout method
Suspension tray-raised and beach-hardened. Tumbled repeatedly to form a smooth, golf-ball shaped oyster.
Site Details
  • Tides:
    Baynes Sound; medium tides and swift currents created by the narrow channel between Vancouver Island and the mainland.
  • Bottom:
    Sand and rock.
the Grower

Oysters have been cultured for more than a century, but Stellar Bay Shellfish Ltd. led by Keith Reid has refined the process to produce unique, world-class oysters. Stellar Bay Shellfish Ltd. oysters are regularly monitored for quality. They are graded according to size, down to the millimeter, using our state-of-the-art grading technology. Our unique growing process and quality assurance techniques result in consistent, high-quality shellfish.