Japanese grocery stores and ingredient suppliers in Poland
January 17th 2021 Updated
This page is for food lovers and professional chefs in Poland that are looking for Japanese cooking supplies.
Japanese rice grown in Italy is available at Asian grocery stores. You can also buy Japanese rice grown in Japan and Japanese rice grown in the US online.
Kikkoman soy sauce is available at Asian grocery stores and high-end supermarkets.
Miso is available at Asian grocery stores and high-end supermarkets.
In the past, Japanese restaurants in Poland served very little sushi, what they has was acquired through vendors in Germany. However, nowadays, tuna, salmon, eel, squid, and so forth are available through domestic suppliers.
Globally available brands of sake can be found at Asian grocery stores and high-end supermarkets, but other more authentic types of Japanese sake and shochu have not yet made their way to Poland.
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)
Cominport Sp. z o.o. ul. Raszyńska 13 05-500 Piaseczno
IZ-NÖ-SÜD, Straße 16, Objekt 70, A-2355 Wiener Neudorf, Austria
*Sales area includes Poland
ul. Taborowa 14 02-699 Warszawa
Zwycięzców 42, 03-938 Warszawa
02-796 Warszawa ul. Migdałowa 12 (Warsaw)
Warszawa, Gdansk, Warmia, Mazury, Podlasie, Poznan, and Wroclaw.
Węgłowa 1, Ślusarska 3, 31-063 Kraków
Number of Local Japanese People
1,761 Japanese people live in Poland, as of 2018.
Number of Local Japanese Restaurants
As of 2017, it was estimated that there were 300 Japanese restaurants in Warsaw alone and more than 600 around the entire country.
For Polish 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 Polish People are Living in Japan?
As of 2018, there are 1,606 Polish people living in Japan.
In addition, 34,706 Polish people visited to Japan in 2018.
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.
Japan Culinary Institute
Japanese culinary training including sushi, kaiseki, yakitori, wagashi and more.
Miyajima Ramen School
More than 1,000 graduates from over 50 countries.
International Ramen School
Ramen study program combined with OJT
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 Polish nationals between the ages of 18 and 30 with a maximum of 500 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