Ichiba aims to bring the best artisanal food, drink, homewares and gifts from Japan to London. Our partnership with Cool Japan Fund means Ichiba showcases exclusive products from local and artisan suppliers from all over Japan. Our theatrical kitchens dotted around Ichiba allow you to peek behind the scenes and see how our authentic Japanese food is created. You can also learn more at our cooking demonstrations and workshops, events, regional food and drink festivals and sake tasting seminars.
Tak Tokumine founded Japan Centre Group in 1976 in London with a desire to bring the best authentic food, drinks, books and homewares from Japan to the UK. Today Japan Centre Group has the much beloved Japan Centre, with an online shop, Shoryu Ramen a 12 branch strong ramen restaurant and Sakagura the Mayfair based steak kitchen and sake bar.
We are proud to have partnered with the very best Japanese and English companies to create Ichiba, including Cool Japan Fund, Kikkoman and Gekkeikan. Cool Japan Fund was founded in 2013 with the aim of supporting and promoting the development of demand overseas for excellent Japanese products and service. Kikkoman is known and loved all over the world for it’s high quality sauces, in particular their naturally brewed soy sauce. Gekkeikan is one of Japan’s oldest and most respected sake breweries and the chosen sake of the Japanese Imperial Family.