Japanese grocery stores and ingredient suppliers in Russia
January 25th 2021 Updated
This page is for food lovers and professional chefs in Russia that are looking for Japanese cooking supplies.
Most Japanese restaurants use Japanese rice grown in California or Italy.
Kikkoman and Yamasa soy sauce are available at Asian grocery stores and high-end supermarkets.
You can get miso at Asian grocery stores.
In Russia, herring, walleye pollock, cod, mackerel, salmon, etc., are generally available, however even though the region has many of its own traditional fish dishes, the varieties of fish used are very few compared to Japan.
In general, Japanese restaurants serve sushi items such as California rolls and Philadelphia rolls popularized in the US. However, some high-end Japanese restaurants try to differentiate themselves by serving seafood imported from Japan.
You can get Japanese sake at Asian grocery stores and high-end supermarkets.
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)
127055, Москва, Россия, ул. Новослободская, д. 23, этаж 6, помещение I, офис 640
г. Москва, ул. Бережковская набережная д.20 стр.12
4 stores in Moscow and 2 stores in St. Petersburg
Moscow, St. Petersburg and more
Number of Local Japanese People
2,715 Japanese people live in Russia, as of 2018.
Number of Local Japanese Restaurants
According to data from the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, as of December 2019, there are 2,600 Japanese restaurants in Russia.
Additionally, according to the Russian lifestyle website “Afisha” there are about 1,800 Japanese restaurants in Moscow.
For Russian 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 Russian People are Living in Japan?
As of 2018, there are 9,109 Russian people living in Japan.
In addition, 94,810 Russian 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.
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.