Japanese grocery stores and ingredient suppliers in Saudi Arabia

May 20th 2021 Updated

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According to a report of Japan Government in 2018, there are about 30 Japanese restaurants in Saudi Arabia.

*947 Japanese live in Saudi Arabia, as of 2018.

Japanese Grocery Stores and Food Suppliers

There are roughly 5 importers that handle Japanese ingredients; besides these, you can get Japanese ingredients at some Korean grocery stores.

Only a few kinds of seafood are used in sushi, mostly Norwegian salmon.

◇The Korean Food Store

2357 Shaddad Ibn Aws, Al Olaya, Riyadh

◇Oriental Shopping Center

4th Cross, Prince Saad St, Al Khobar Al Shamalia, Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia

◇Korean and Japanese Mini Market

At Turath Al Miimari, Al Andalus, Jeddah Saudi Arabia

Japanese grocery stores and food suppliers

Study and Work in Japan to learn Japanese cuisine

673 Saudi Arabian people live in Japan in 2018.

Study in Japan

4weeks Sushi Course at Tokyo Sushi Academy

If you have a passport issued by Saudi Arabia, you will need a short-term stay visa to enter Japan. The period of stay granted at the time of the landing permission will be less than 3-month.

Many schools admit students all year round for a variety of classes(e.g. sushi, ramen, yakitori, tempura and more) ranging from a one-day private lesson to a 3-month course.  You are able to stay in Japan and participate a course at culinary schools with a short-stay visa. Course will be held in English and Japanese language is NOT required.

If you want to stay more than 3-month to study, you are required to obtain student visa or cultural activity visa.

To know more about culinary schools in Japan

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

Work in Japan

Work in Japan from South Africa

To work as a chef in Japan, there are three major requirements: the first is a visa to work legally, the second is Japanese language ability, and the third is skill as a chef. When it comes to Japanese language skills, daily conversation is the basic minimum required. this is roughly the equivalent of 300 hours of Japanese study required at least.

if you are a chef with a specialty (i.e. a Saudi Arabian chef who works at a Saudi Arabian restaurant), 10-years of specialty cooking experience may get your visa approved. In this case, there is no requirement of Japanese language fluency.

To know more about chef visa in Japan

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