Japanese grocery stores and ingredient suppliers in India

December 5th 2021 Updated

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This page is for food lovers and professional chefs in India that are looking for Japanese cooking supplies.


You can get US-grown Japanese rice at Japanese grocery stores, Korean grocery stores, high-end supermarkets etc. Japanese rice from California is commonly used in Japanese restaurants in India.

In India, some Japanese people and / or Companies have started producing Japanese rice on their own. They haven’t been able to achieve a stable supply yet, but you can occasionally purchase it at a relatively low price.

Japanese Rice
Soy sauce

You can get Kikkoman soy sauce at Japanese grocery stores.

Soy Sauce

You can get Japanese miso at Japanese grocery stores.


Many Japanese restaurants import the seafood used for sushi and sashimi from Japan through import suppliers. That is; tuna, sea bream, squid, octopus, salmon roe, eel, amberjack, salted and vinegared mackerel, scallops, etc. Salmon mainly comes from Norway.

Tuna and salmon are the most popular sushi ingredients in India (as in other countries), but with the recent boom in Japanese food, there’s been an increase in the number of wealthy people seeking more varied types of sushi ingredients.


Although there is an increase in wealthy Indian people who are interested in Japanese sake, shochu, whisky and beer, the tariffs on imported alcohol are high, so these can only be purchased at a limited number of liquor stores.

Even in areas of India with many expat Japanese, only a few liquor stores carry Japanese alcohol and this is generally limited to one or two kinds of sake.

Japanese Alcohol

Japanese Community Website

List of Japanese grocery stores and ingredient suppliers

Below is a list of Japanese food importers who wholesale to supermarkets and restaurants, as well as supermarkets that sell Japanese food to the general public.

This list consists of vendors frequently used by Japanese in your country. (Some shops carry not only Japanese cooking supplies but also kitchen ware)

◇Maindish.in Online Japanese Grocery Shop



Delhi Shop
B-6/9,Local Commercial Complex, Safdarjung Enclave, New Delhi – 110029
Gurugram Shop
Boom Plaza, 2F, Sector-57, Gurugram, Haryana.

◇Ichiba India

LG-4, South Point Mall DLF phase 6 Gurgaon, Haryana

◇Iroha Tokyo Style Sweets

GF 144-146 Sushan Vyapar Kendra, Sushant Lok Phase 1 Gurugram, Haryana

◇Palkit Impex Pvt. Ltd.

C-60, L.G. Floor, Malviya Nagar, New Delhi

◇Taiga Resorts India Pvt. Ltd.

S-181, Block S, Panchsheel Park South, Panchsheel Park, New Delhi

◇BG Foodmart

1a, Safdarjung Enclave, Block B 7, Arjun Nagar, Safdarjung Enclave, New Delhi

◇Kim’s Mart

LG – 59, DT Mega Mall, DLF Phase 1, Gurugram, Haryana

◇Maido Enterprises Pvt. Ltd.

402 Shaniya Enclave, VP Road, Vile Parle West, Mumbai

◇Osaka Foods Store

11, Ground floor, 96, Kaveri complex, MG road, Nungabakkam, Chennai-34


No. 17A, first floor, Jawaharlal Nehru Rd, Phase-1, Vikram Sarabhai Instronics Estate, Tharamani, Chennai

◇Akasaka Convenience Stores Pvt. Ltd.

Suraj Towers, Ground Floor, 128 L.B. Road, Thiruvanmiyur, Chennai 600041, Tamil Nadu, India

◇Epicure Gourmet Destination

VR Mall Ground Floor, Whitefield Main Rd, Devasandra Industrial Estate, Bengaluru, Karnataka

◇Allahabad Organic Agricultural Cooperative Society Ltd.


Japanese grocery stores and food suppliers

Number of Local Japanese People

9,838 Japanese people live in India, as of 2018.

Number of Local Japanese Restaurants

There are about 70 Japanese restaurants in India area. (Numbers based on the report of Japan government in 2017)

For Indian People Wanting to Study Japanese Cuisine in Japan

Do you want to study Japanese cuisine in Japan one day? Chefs Wonderland, an agency for helping foreign visitors study cooking in Japan, can make all your cooking school dreams come true.

There are two main ways to study Japanese cuisine in Japan.

One way is to enroll in a culinary school.

The other is to find work at a Japanese restaurant in Japan, although this is not very easy to do.

Culinary Schools in Japan
How Many Indian People are Living in Japan?

As of 2018, there are 37,933 Indian people living in Japan.

In addition, 154,029 Indian people visited to Japan in 2018.

A photo in Japan
Study Japanese Cuisine at a Culinary School

If you want to attend a Culinary Technical College for Japanese people, you need to be able to speak fluent Japanese, but even if you can’t speak Japanese, you can study Japanese cuisine at one of the following schools that offer English courses lasting anywhere from one day to three months.

There are classes for beginners, short-term intensive courses to get a certificate, and private classes for professional chefs.

Tokyo Sushi Academy

The first and the most popular sushi school in the world.

Tokyo Sushi Academy
Le Cordon Bleu Tokyo

An academic program that reflects the latest trends in Japanese cuisine.

Cordon Bleu Tokyo
Miyajima Ramen School

More than 1,000 graduates from over 50 countries.

Miyajima Ramen School
International Ramen School

Ramen study program combined with OJT

International Ramen School
Sushi Private Lesson

One day customized private sushi lesson

Private Sushi Lesson
90min Sushi Making Workshop

90min sushi making lesson for FUN!

90min Sushi Making Class
Study Japanese Cuisine While Working

Under the current immigration laws, foreigners have very limited opportunities to work in restaurants in Japan, you would need a working holiday visa, a spouse visas, or a type of special activity visa issued only to a few people. If you want more information on studying Japanese cuisine while working in Japan,

please see the following article.

Work in Japan from South Africa
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