Japanese grocery stores and ingredient suppliers in Norway

January 17th 2021 Updated

Japanese grocery stores in Norway

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


Japanese rice grown in California or Italy is usually used in Japanese restaurants in Norway, very few use rice grown in Japan.

Japanese Rice
Soy sauce

Japanese brands of soy sauce are available at most supermarkets.

Soy Sauce

You can get miso at Asian grocery stores and high-end supermarkets.


Although Norway has an abundance of seafood, salmon and lean tuna are the two most popular fish at sushi restaurants. Although other types of seafood have tended to be less popular, that seems to be changing over the last few years.


In Norway, any liquor with a higher alcohol content than beer can only be sold by a state-owned corporation. Due to the high liquor tax and limited sales time, some Japanese liquors like sake and shochu have been struggling.

On the other hand, Norway’s largest craft beer maker, Nøgne-Ø, started the first European sake brewery and since 2010 has been producing sake using rice from Hokkaido and melted snow from the mountains of Norway.

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)

◇Miki JFC AS

Grini Næringspark 8, 1361 Østerås, Norway

◇A Food Market

Osterhaus gate 8 Oslo, Norway 0183

◇Scanasia AS

Brobekkveien 107, 0582 Oslo


Bernt Ankers gate 4, 0183 Oslo

◇Neo Tokyo

Karl Johans Gate 7 Arkaden 2.etasje 0154 Oslo

◇Eksotisk Torg

Christiesgate 13 Bergen, Hordaland 5015

◇Global Food

Vestre Strømkaien 1, 5008 Bergen

◇Oliven Mat

Peter Motzfeldts gate 3, 5016 Bergen

Japanese grocery stores and food suppliers

Number of Local Japanese People

1,165 Japanese people live in Norway, as of 2018.

Number of Local Japanese Restaurants

According to TripAdvisor, as of 2020 there are about 200 Japanese restaurants in Oslo, and about 300 throughout the rest of Norway.

For Norwegian 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 Norwegian People are Living in Japan?

As of 2018, there are 474 Norwegian people living in Japan.

In addition, 22,569 Norwegian people 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 Norwegian nationals between the ages of 18 and 30. 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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