Japanese grocery stores and ingredient suppliers in Hungary
December 29th 2020
This page is for food lovers and professional chefs in Hungary that are looking for Japanese cooking supplies.
Italian grown Japanese rice, such as “YUMENISHIKI” is available at Asian grocery stores.
You can get Kikkoman and Yamasa soy sauce at Asian grocery stores.
You can get Marukome miso at Asian grocery stores.
In Hungary, a landlocked country, it’s difficult to obtain fresh fish, so many shops purchase fish from Japanese food distributors in other European countries. If you go to a sushi restaurant you will usually find tuna, salmon, Hamachi (yellowtail), shrimp, mackerel, squid, octopus, scallops, salmon roe, etc.
Japanese restaurants seem to purchase sake from local Japanese grocery stores and distributors in other European countries.
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)
IZ-NÖ-SÜD, Straße 16, Objekt 70, A-2355 Wiener Neudorf, Austria
*Sales area includes Hungary
Törökvész út 87-91. Budapest, Hungary
Budapest, Szépvölgyi út 2b, 1025
Budapest, Szépvölgyi út 2, 1036
Budapest, Honvéd u. 38, 1055
Budapest, Rákóczi tér, 1084
1055 Budapest, Balassi Bálint u. 7.
1036 Budapest, Perc u. 8.
Vámház körút. 5, Budapest, 1093, Hungary
Number of Local Japanese People
1,533 Japanese people live in Hungary, as of 2018.
Number of Local Japanese Restaurants
According to Tripadvisor, there are about 50 Japanese restaurants in Hungary.
For Hungarian 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.
How Many Hungarian People are Living in Japan?
As of 2018, there are 729 Hungarian people living 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.
Le Cordon Bleu Tokyo
An academic program that reflects the latest trends in Japanese cuisine.
Miyajima Ramen School
More than 1,000 graduates from over 50 countries.
International Ramen School
Ramen study program combined with OJT
Sushi Private Lesson
One day customized private sushi lesson
90min Sushi Making Workshop
90min sushi making lesson for FUN!
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.
Working Holiday in Japan
Working holiday visas are issued to Hungarian 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