Services

Operating from a 30,000-square foot distribution centre in North London, we have a team of experienced sales staff to assist you with your specific needs. We aim to work closely with every customer; you are assigned your own dedicated account manager, who will oversee all aspects of your account, ensuring you receive the highest level of service. With a wealth of knowledge about Japanese and East Asian foods, we are also able to offer advisory and support services for new restaurants, manufacturers, and retail businesses.

Restaurants

Tazaki Foods is Europe’s leading supplier of Japanese Foods and we are the main supplier to all of the top Japanese restaurants and restaurant chains as well as to the takeaway sushi industry including the major supermarkets in the UK. We also supply the growing Asian fusion market meaning that altogether we service over 500 restaurant customers who look to us for our quality products, speedy and reliable service and our staff’s in depth knowledge of Japanese food.

Why using Tazaki Foods?

Knowledge

Knowledge and experience second to none built up over 35 years.

Speed

Short command chain and quick decisions.

Safety

In-house technical department for rapid response to customer needs and confidence in food safety.

Custom

In-house product development team to quickly develop products to any customer specification.

We take pride in the fact that we have more dedicated sales staff than all of our competitors. These salespeople are fluent in a minimum of two languages (English, Japanese and Chinese) and have been chosen for their detailed knowledge and respect for Japanese food and Japanese food culture. They are backed up by a sophisticated computer system that allows us to closely monitor stock so that we can meet our customer’s requirements. If you have specialist requirements that are not covered by our enormous range of standard products, we offer a bespoke service that will allow us to source almost any Japanese ingredient, subject to EU import restrictions. We can also offer this service to chefs who require any of the many specialist kitchen utensils that are essential for Japanese cooking.

Our modern transport fleet of dual-temperature (ambient and frozen) vehicles tracked by GPS satellites gives us the flexibility to offer two deliveries to central London daily as well as covering the whole nation with regular deliveries.

Chilled Facility

Our advanced modern 30000sq foot warehouse includes a 3500sq foot freezer and 800 sq foot chilled capacity. We are the only specialist Japanese importer with a large chilled facility dedicated to high quality sake and also the only importers to use chilled containers for sake so that we can maintain our reputation as the leading importer of sake in Europe. This is backed up by our dedicated sake specialist whose job is to make sure that our customers receive the best expert advice and supporting materials to make sake a key revenue generator for their business, as well as bringing the pleasure of introducing one of the cultural delights of Japan to the wider world.

Retail

Following the recent increasing interest in Japanese Food among UK and European consumers Tazaki Foods released the Yutaka Brand in 1996. Yutaka is a range of Japanese Sushi ingredients targeted at Western consumers who are unfamiliar but eager to try Japanese Food at home.

Our aim is to deliver high quality, authentic and innovative Japanese food at affordable prices.

Using our experience of over 30 years serving top Japanese restaurants we now supply the Yutaka sushi ingredients range to major UK and European supermarket chains, leading high street department stores and speciality food retail shops. We also use our expertise to assist and develop Japanese private label products for supermarkets.

We are the people who know Japanese food; we provide a natural link to Japan!

Manufacturers

As the largest importer and main supplier of Japanese food to the key opinion-formers in our industry, Tazaki Foods is the only choice for recipe-dish and grocery manufacturers looking to re-create the true flavour of the Far East.

Authenticity is the key to our success. With over 3,000 items on our shelves, whatever you are looking for we probably already stock it. And if we don’t, then our exceptional list of contacts throughout the Japanese food industry means we are able to source specialist manufacturers to provide bespoke products or catering sizes.

In addition, over 30 years experience in the UK has given us a unique insight into the shifting trends and popularity of Japanese food products within the mainstream market. Particularly useful to manufacturers who are new to this fast growing area of cuisine.

The fact that we also rank as one of the most important suppliers to many top-rated restaurants allows manufacturers wishing to emulate the style of dishes created by leading chefs access to the same selection of genuine Japanese products.