Japanese grocery stores and ingredient suppliers in Spain

January 26th 2021 Updated

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


The Minori brand of locally grown “Akitakomachi” rice is the most widely available Japanese rice in Spain.

Japanese Rice
Soy sauce

Various kinds of soy sauce, such as Kikkoman, Yamasa and Higashimaru can be readily found in Spain.

Soy Sauce

There is also a wide variety of miso, including miso made from organically grown soy beans.


There are four large markets that distribute Spanish seafood, and Mercamadrid is foremost of these. Most Japanese seafood is not EU-HACCP certified, so Japanese restaurants in Spain generally use seafood landed outside of Japan.

Salmon, tuna, eel, Ibodai (Japanese butterfish) and bonito are commonly found in popular sushi restaurants, and Peruvian / Japanese fusion food such as white fish ceviche are also common in high-end Japanese restaurants.


You can purchase sake, shochu, and Japanese beer at TOKYO-YA, COMINPORT DISTRIBUCIÓN, SALVIONI & ALOMAR, etc.

In Spain, a brand of sake called SEDA LÍQUIDA which has been produced at the foot of the Pyrenees mountains since 2015 has been gaining popularity.

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)

◇Cominport Distribucion

Madrid, Barcelona, and Alicante

◇Salvioni and Alomar

Calle Marqués de Cubas 6, 5 izq., 28014 Madrid, España

◇True World Spain

Calle 29, Edificio Atolón – Mercamadrid 28053 Madrid


-Sede Madrid
Avda Presidente Carmona, 9

-Sede Barcerona
C/ Balmes, 197

◇Tofu Catalan

C/Aribau 119 08036 Barcelona

◇Hankuk Gourmet Coreana

Carrer del Marquès de Sentmenat, 91, 08029 Barcelona

◇Dong Fang

Carrer de Balmes, 6, 8, 08007 Barcelona

◇Yang Kuang Supermercados

Passeig de Sant Joan, 12, 14, 08010 Barcelona

◇Oriental Foods

Carrer de Nàpols, 177, 08013 Barcelona

◇Supermercado Oriental

Rambla de Badal, 190, 08028 Barcelona

Japanese grocery stores and food suppliers

Number of Local Japanese People

8,724 Japanese people live in Spain, as of 2018.

Number of Local Japanese Restaurants

As of 2021, the number of Japanese restaurants listed on TripAdvisor is about 1,000.

For Spanish 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 Spanish People are Living in Japan?

As of 2018, there are 3,493 Spanish people living in Japan.

In addition, 118,901 Spanish 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 Spanish 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

Working Holiday Japan
We look forward to your visit to Japan!

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