Our Mission

Sanko Cooking Supply originally opened to sell Japanese imported goods to the Japanese American community. While still carrying out the founder’s mission, we hope to also introduce our goods to a greater audience.

Through the products we sell, we proudly represent Japanese culture here at the heart of the historic San Francisco Japantown.

As a member of the SF Japantown community, we are committed to giving back and helping our culture thrive.

Our History

1982
Opened Sanko Cooking Supply at current location (at San Francisco Japan Center)

1992
Expanded the store

2016
JPT AMERICA, INC. took over Sanko Cooking Supply and changed the store name to Sanko Kitchen Essentials

2017 Feb.
Closed store for renovation

2017 Mar.
Soft opening as new Sanko Kitchen Essentials

2017 Apr.
Grand Opening

Sanko Kitchen Essentials - Front

Store Information

1758 Buchanan Street, San Francisco, CA 94115 USA
Ph: 415-922-8331

Store Hours
Mon-Fri. 10:00am-5:30pm
Sat. 11:00am-7:00pm
Sun. 11:30am-5:00pm