Where to buy Sake

This  information is provided by the ‘Where to buy sake’ website www.wheretobuysake.com from Yoshitake & Associates

Buy Online

* Amazon www.amazon.co.uk
* Bottle Apostle www.bottleapostle.com
* Hello Oriental https://hello-oriental.co.uk
* Japan Centre www.japancentre.com
* Japan Gourmet (UK) www.japan-gourmet.com
* London Sake www.londonsake.com
* Ministry of Drinks www.ministryofdrinks.co.uk
* More Sake www.moresake.co.uk/online-shop
* Natural Natural www.natural-natural.shop
* Simply Wines Direct www.simplywinesdirect.uk
* Sorakami sorakami.co.uk
* Tengu Sake www.tengusake.com
* The Sparrows (Manchester) https://thesparrows.me
* The Whisky Exchange www.thewhiskyexchange.com
* TK Trading japan-foods.co.uk
* Ukiyo Republic www.ukiyorepublic.com
* VSF Wine www.vsf.wine/vsf-shop
* Yutaka shop.yutaka.london
Amathus Drinks www.amathusdrinks.com
Berry Bros & Rudd www.bbr.com
Dunell’s wines www.dunells.com
Good Wines for You goodwines4u.co.uk
House of Townend www.houseoftownend.com
Icy Price www.icyprice.com/uk
Kanpai Sake www.kanpai.london
Master of Malt www.masterofmalt.com
Ocado www.ocado.com
Selfridges www.selfridges.com
Soldeli https://soldeli.co.uk
Sous Chef www.souschef.co.uk/collections/sake
Starry Mart https://starrymart.co.uk
Sushi Sushi www.sushisushi.co.uk
The Drink Shop www.thedrinkshop.com/list/471/sake
The Fine Wine Company www.thefinewinecompany.co.uk
The Oxford Wine Company www.oxfordwine.co.uk/index
Uncorked www.uncorked.co.uk
Wine Buyers.com www.winebuyers.com
Harvey Nichols www.harveynichols.com
Clapton Craft www.claptoncraft.co.uk
Sake Shoten www.sakeshoten.com
HIS JAPAN Premium Food & Travel in London www.his-food-travel.com
MOTO www.storelmotoldn.com
Sake Collective www.shop.sakecollective.uk
Oriental Mart www.orientalmart.co.uk
Drink Finder www.drinkfinder.co.uk
Wasabi Company www.wasabicompany.co.uk

* Stocks over 20 sake brands

Buy In-store

* Hedonism Wines 3-7 Davies St, Mayfair,  W1K 3LD
* Ichiba Unit 0220, Relay Square, Westfield, W12 7HB
* Japan Centre / Panton Street 35b Panton Street, SW1Y 4EA
* Japan Centre / Westfield Stratford City Umai, 1 Fresh Food, Great Eastern Market, Westfield Stratford City. E20 1GL
* Japan House  101-111 Kensington High St, W8 5SA
* Natural Natural / Finchley Road 1 Goldhurst Terrace,
* Natural Natural / Ealing Common 21 Station Parade,
Uxbridge Road,
W5 3LD
* SAKAYA at Pantechnicon 19 Motcomb Street, London SW1X 8LB
* Rice Wine 82 Brewer Street, W1F 9UA
* TK Trading  The Chase Centre, Unit 6-7, Chase Rd, NW10 6QD
* The Whisky Exchange 2 Bedford Street, Covent Garden, WC2E 9HH
Atari-Ya / Finchley  595 High Road, N12 0DY
Atari-Ya / Acton 7 Station Parade, W3 0DS
Atari-Ya / Golders Green 15-16 Monkville Parade, NW11 0AL
Atari-Ya /  Kingston 44 Coombe Road, Kington-upon-Thames, KT2 7AF
Atari-Ya / Swiss Cottage 75 Fairfax Road,  NW6 4EE
Kanpai London Sake Brewery & Taproom 48 Druid Street, London Bridge, SE1 2EZ
Sainsbury’s Check your close shop
Selfridges 400 Oxford St, Marylebone, W1A 1AB
The Oxford Wine Company 6 Turl Street, Oxford OX1 3DQ
Whole Foods Market Check your close shop
Waitrose Check your close shop
Tesco Check your close shop
Aldi Check your close shop
Bottle Apostle [Primrose Hill]
172 Regent’s Park Road, NW1 8XN

59 Abbeville Road, SW4 9JW

[Crouch End]
49 Park Road, N8 8SY

[Victoria Park Village]
95 Lauriston Road, E9 7HJ

Harvey Nichols 109-125 Knightsbridge, SW1X 7RJ
Clapton Craft [E5]
97 Lower Clapton Road, E5 0NP

76 Hoe Street, E17 4PG

[Clapton Craft Depot]
147-151, Unit 1 Wood Street, E17 3LX

326 Kentish Town Road, NW5 2TH

77 Stroud Green Road, N4 3EG

10 Perry Vale, SE23 2LD

28 Hildreth Street, SW12 9RQ

31 St John’s Hill, SW11 1TT

Tian Tian Market [Ealing]
10-13 Dickens Yard, W5 2TD

[South Bank]
32 Stamford Street, SE1 9LS

[Canary Wharf]
16-17 Canada Square, E14 5AX

[South Quary]
48 Lanterns Way, Isle of Dogs, E14 9JP

18 Piazza Walk, E1 8ZN

[Canning Town]
6-8 Minnie Baldock Street, E16 1YE

[Kings Cross]
200 Pentonville Road, N1 9NG

[Russell Square]
24-26 Brunswick Centre, WC1N 1AE

Oseyo [Soho]
73-75 Charing Cross Road, WC2H 0BF

99-101 Clarence Street, KT1 1QY

[Battersea Power Station]
Unit B1 G02, 34 Electric Boulevard, Nine Elms, SW11 8BJ

15 Liverpool Road, N1 0RW

Unit 5B, 6 Hammersmith Broadway, W6 9YD

[Tottenham Court Road]
115 Tottenham Court Road, W1T 5AH

[Camden Town]
158 Camden High Street, NW1 0NE

Lion Yard Shopping Centre, Unit 16 Petty Cury Cambridge, CB2 3NE

158 Waterloo Road, SE1 8SB

[Oxford Road Manchester]
8 Oxford Road, Manchester, M1 5QA

Tazaki Cash & Carry Horn Lane, Greenwich, SE10 0RT
Amathus Drinks [Bath]
6 Green Street, Bath, BA1 2JY

21 Prince Albert Street, Brighton, BN1 1HF

17-19 Leadenhall Market, EC3V 1LR

4 Hampstead High Street, NW3 1PR

[Muswell Hill]
97 Muswell Hill Broadway, N10 3RS

[Notting Hill]
293 Westbourne Grove, W11 2QA

[Park Royal]
309 Elveden Road, NW10 7ST

303 Old Street, EC1V 9IA

Hammer House, 113-117 Wardour Street, W1F 0UN

[South Kensington]
72 Old Brompton Road, SW7 3LQ

HIS JAPAN Premium Food & Travel in London  212 Shaftesbury Ave West End, WC2H 8EB
The Whisky Exchange [Covent Garden]
2 Bedford Street, Covent Garden, WC2E 9HH

[Great Portland Street]
90-92 Great Portland Street, W1W 7NT

[London Bridge]
88 Borough High Street, SE1 1LL

Soldeli Unit 10C, Scotts Road, Southall UB2 5DQ
Provisions Cheese & Wine [Holloway Shop]
167 Holloway Rd, London N7 8LX
[Hackney Road Shop]
308 Hackney Rd, London E2 7SJ

* Stocks over 10 sake brands

  • Sakuramasamune Brewery, Nada, Hyogo

  • Sakuramasamune Brewery, Nada, Hyogo

  • Sakuramasamune Brewery, Nada, Hyogo

  • Ichishima Brewery

  • Ichishima Brewery

  • Ichishima Brewery

  • Tsukinokatsura-Brewery, Kyoto

  • Tsukinokatsura-Brewery, Kyoto

  • Tsukinokatsura-Brewery, Kyoto

  • Tsukinokatsura-Brewery, Kyoto

  • Tsukinokatsura-Brewery, Kyoto

  • Tsukinokatsura-Brewery, Kyoto


Japan’s national drink sake has played a central role in Japanese life and culture for the past 2,000 years. Sake is sometimes referred to as “rice wine” but the brewing process is more similar to beer, converting starch to sugar for the fermentation process. Undiluted sake contains 18%–20% ABV (although this is often lowered to about 15% by adding water prior to bottling).

The earliest reference to alcohol in Japan is recorded in the Book of Wei in the Records of the Three Kingdoms, a 3rd century Chinese text. Sake is more specifically referred to in the Kojiki, Japan’s first written history, which was compiled in 712 AD.

Once found only in Japanese restaurants outside its native land, sake is now served in discerning shops and restaurants of all types. As sake becomes more popular, customers are looking for guidance on how to choose, serve and enjoy sake.

Sake is such an integral part of Japanese cuisine and heritage that developing an appreciation of it will add to anyone’s understanding of Japanese history, culture and society.

Sake Glossary

If you are still a little confused by the terminology of sake, take a look at our comprehensive glossary, containing all you need to help you familiarise yourself with the rich and diverse world of sake. Courtesy of Eat Japan Magazine.

Sake Glossary

Sake Q&A

Your sake questions answered by Rie Yoshitake.

Sake Q&A

How to enjoy Sake

A detailed explanation of sake culture and customs.

How to enjoy Sake