Japanese grocery stores and ingredient suppliers in Estonia

January 9th 2021 Updated

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


Japonica rice grown in Italy is usually available in Asian grocery stores.

Japanese Rice
Soy sauce

Kikkoman and Yamasa soy sauce are available at Asian grocery stores and high-end supermarkets.

Soy Sauce

Miso is available at Asian grocery stores and high-end supermarkets.


Tuna and salmon are still the main fish used in Estonian sushi restaurants. It is possible to obtain other kinds of seafood from vendors in other EU countries, but the transportation costs are quite high.

That being said, with continued economic growth in Estonia and increasing demand, high-end sushi restaurants may feel those costs are worth it.


Most people drink sake hot rather than cold, so it seems that sake is not really something familiar to Estonian people yet.

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)


J. Kunderi 29, 10121 Tallinn, Estonia


Punane 16, 13619 Tallinn


Estonia puiestee 9, 10143 Tallinn


Turu 34b (Tartu)
Lõunakeskus (Tartu)
Balti Jaama Turg (Tallinn)

Japanese grocery stores and food suppliers

Number of Local Japanese People

166 Japanese people live in Estonia, as of 2018.

Number of Local Japanese Restaurants

According to tripadvisor, there are about 120 Japanese restaurants in Estonia as of 2020.

For Estonian 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 Estonian People are Living in Japan?

As of 2018, there are 206 Estonian 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 Estonian nationals between the ages of 18 and 30 with a maximum of 100 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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