Japanese grocery stores and ingredient suppliers in Ireland

December 16th 2020 Updated

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


You can get Japanese rice at Asian grocery stores, but Japanese rice grown in Italy is also commonly available.

Japanese Rice
Soy sauce

Can be purchased at any Asian grocery store.

Soy Sauce

Can be purchased at any Asian grocery store.


Irish people are not in the habit of cooking seafood at home, but since Ireland is an island country like Japan, it has an abundance of seafood. In addition to the oysters, lobsters and mussels that are commonly eaten, good quality bluefin tuna migrating from Spain to the Atlantic Ocean can be found in Ireland’s fishing ports in the fall. Many Japanese restaurants use local seafood as well as products imported from other European countries.


You can find Kirin, Asahi, and Sapporo beer at Asian grocery stores, as well as globally available brands of sake like Hakutsuru.

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)

◇Asia Market

– Drury Street Branch
18 Drury Street, Dublin 2, D02 W017, Ireland
– Ballymount Branch
Merrywell Business Park, Ballymount Rd Lower, Dublin 12, D12 W327

◇Super Asia Foods

27 Capel St, North City, Dublin

◇Oriental Emporium

30-32 Abbey St. Upper, Dublin 1
101 Rathmines Road Lower, Dublin 6

◇Han Sung Asian Market

22 Great Strand St, North City, Dublin 1, D04 X3K8


Unit 15 Grand Parade Market & Units 25 & 26 Grand Parade Market, Cork

Japanese grocery stores and food suppliers

Number of Local Japanese People

2,596 Japanese people live in Ireland, as of 2018.

Number of Local Japanese Restaurants

According to TripAdvisor, as of 2020 there are about 100 to 150 Japanese restaurants in Ireland.

For Irish 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 Irish People are Living in Japan?

As of 2018, there are 1,225 Irish people living in Japan.

In addition, 20,319 visited to Japan in 2018.

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 Irish nationals between the ages of 18 and 30 with a maximum of 800 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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