Japanese grocery stores and ingredient suppliers in Nepal

October 17th 2020

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

In Nepal most of the Japanese cooking supplies are imported by air transportation from Thailand or obtained through independent distribution channels.


Japanese rice grown in Nepal is available at Japanese supermarkets.

Japanese Rice
Soy sauce

You can purchase Kikkoman soy sauce made in Singapore at Japanese grocery stores, Chinese grocery stores, or high-end supermarkets.

Soy Sauce

Miso can be found at Japanese or Chinese grocery stores and high-end supermarkets. Some stores also sell house-made miso.


Since Nepal is a landlocked country, people do not eat seafood often and only limited kinds are distributed. Some Japanese grocery stores or high-end supermarkets seem to sell tuna, salmon, shrimp, octopus, and squid.


Although you can sometimes find sake imported by Japanese supermarkets through their own channels or sake in a carton made by major brewing companies sold at high-end supermarkets, there is no stable supply.

Japanese Alcohol

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)

◇Uttam Providion House

Pulchowk-3, Lalitpur Kathmandu

◇Fuji Bakery

Lalitpur 44700 Kathmandu Nepal


Amrit Marg, Jyatha, Thamel, 44600, Kathmandu

◇Japanese Mart Nepal

No 1, 1st floor, Mantra in and out square
New Baneshwor-31, Kathmandu Nepal

◇Saleways Pokhara

Mahendrapul Pokhara, Nepal

◇Japanese Food Store

The Mall, Baidam Rd, Pokhara 33700

Japanese grocery stores and food suppliers

Number of Local Japanese People

1,147 Japanese people live in Nepal, as of 2018.

Number of Local Japanese Restaurants

We assume there are about 20 to 30 Japanese restaurants in Kathmandu as of 2020.

For Nepali 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 Nepali People are Living in Japan?

As of 2018, there are 85,321 Nepali people living in Japan.

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
Japan Culinary Institute

Japanese culinary training including sushi, kaiseki, yakitori, wagashi and more.

Yakitori & Chicken Dishes
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
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
We look forward to your visit to Japan!

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