Japanese grocery stores and ingredient suppliers in Austria

December 28th 2020 updated

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

Rice

European grown Japanese rice, such as “Koshihikari YUMENISHIKI” is available at Asian grocery stores.

Japanese Rice
Soy sauce

Kikkoman soy sauce produced in Europe is available at most supermarkets.

Soy Sauce
Miso

You can get miso at Asian grocery stores.

Seafood

In Austria, another landlocked country, you can only find salmon, tuna, mackerel, herring, shrimp, and squid at major supermarkets. Therefore, many Japanese restaurants purchase fish through local Japanese grocery stores and European distributors.

It seems like many Japanese living in Austria order tuna and salmon for sashimi from Hokkai Suisan B.V. in the Netherlands.

Seafood
Alcohol

You can get Japanese beer such as Kirin and Sapporo at Asian grocery stores. Nipponya has the best selection of Japanese sake, with a total of about 20 brands from 10 to 15 different breweries.

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)

◇JFC Austria GmbH

IZ-NÖ-SÜD, Straße 16, Objekt 70, A-2355 Wiener Neudorf, Austria
https://www.jfc.eu/en/contact/

◇Japan Markt Nippon-ya

Faulmanngasse 5 1040 Wien Austria
https://www.nipponya.at/

◇Nakwon Supermarkt

Zieglergasse 12, 1070 Wien
Rotensterngasse 31, 1020 Wien
http://www.nakwon.at/

Japanese grocery stores and food suppliers

Number of Local Japanese People

3,024 Japanese people live in Austria, as of 2018.

Number of Local Japanese Restaurants

According to tripadvisor, there are about 150 Japanese restaurants in Austria as of 2018.

For Austrian 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 Austrian People are Living in Japan?

As of 2018, there are 700 Austrian 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.

Culinary Schools in Japan
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
Working Holiday in Japan

Working holiday visas are issued to Austrian nationals between the ages of 18 and 30 with a maximum of 200 people per year. If you can get a Working Holiday Visa, you can enjoy vacationing and working in Japan for up to one year.

If you are thinking about going on a Working Holiday to Japan, please see the following article.
Japan Working Holiday Guide – 15,000 youth get working holiday visa every year

Working Holiday Japan
We look forward to your visit to Japan!

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