Japanese grocery stores and ingredient suppliers in Greece

January 25th Updated

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


You can get Japanese rice grown in Italy at Asian grocery stores.

Japanese Rice
Soy sauce

You can get Kikkoman and Yamasa soy sauce at Asian grocery stores.

Soy Sauce

You can get miso at Asian grocery stores.


Japanese restaurants mainly serve salmon and tuna. Near the Aegean Sea,
you can find tuna, sea bream, sea bass, mackerel, Aji (horse mackerel) and sardines.


Most of the sake available in Greece is mass-produced global brands. It seems like it’s going to take some time for sake to catch on in Greece.

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 Deutschland GmbH

Theodorstrasse 293, 40472 Düsseldorf, Germany
*Sales area includes Greece

◇Soy Athens Online Shop



Korinthias 24, Ampelokipoi, Athens 11526, Greece

◇To Pantopolio

Komninon 12, Thessaloniki, Greece

Japanese grocery stores and food suppliers

Number of Local Japanese People

662 Japanese people live in Greece, as of 2018.

Number of Local Japanese Restaurants

According to the information on TripAdvisor, as of January 2021, there are about 200 Japanese restaurants listed in Greece.

For Greek 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 Greek People are Living in Japan?

As of 2018, there are 592 Greek 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
We look forward to your visit to Japan!

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