Our history

The Yutaka range of Japanese food products was introduced to the UK market in 1995. The growing range now includes ingredients for sushi, sauces, soups, rice, noodles and “easy to use” meal kits. Having been the first in the market, the brand continues to be the leading Japanese ingredient brand in 16 countries across Europe and the Middle East.

Tazaki Foods, the name behind the Yutaka brand, was the pioneer of Japanese food in the UK when the company opened the first Japanese restaurant in the country over 35 years ago. Since then we have been the leading supplier to the Japanese restaurants, hospitality industries and food manufacturers in the UK. It is these many years of experience in dealing with the finest quality Japanese food ingredients that goes into the development of every Yutaka product – demonstrating the Japanese meaning of Yutaka being “Good Harvest”.

Our philosophy

Fun & Easy

We aim to make Yutaka cooking and eating fun and easy.

Chef's Choice, Chef's Quality

We are the experts in Japanese food. We have over 30 years experience in supplying the top restaurants and our products have always met the high standards demanded by Japanese chefs.

Authentic taste with contemporary eating

We readily embrace the new approach to Japanese cuisine and eating experience. We have the expertise to combine authenticity with contemporary style.

Modern convenience backed by the simplicity of WABI-SABI philosophy

Japanese cuisine is famous for its emphasis on seasonality, quality of ingredients and presentation. We aim to bring this concept to the dining table with modern convenience and simple cooking methods.

Healthy living, healthy eating

We aim to encourage Yutaka customers to eat and live healthily and will be introducing healthy recipe ideas to support this aim.

Sustainability & Ethical trading

We believe in food sustainability. We carefully select our products and ingredients based on:

Welfare of farmed and wild species.

Avoiding damage to natural resources.

We are committed to ensuring good labour standards in the supply chain and are particularly concerned that working conditions should be safe and hygienic and that child labour should not be used.