Ozawa Canada Inc., is one of the most experienced family-owned importers and distributors of quality Japanese food and beverage products in Canada.

Incorporated in 1985 to service the growing needs of the Japanese foodservice sector in Central and Eastern Canada, Ozawa Canada has been educating local consumers, professional chefs and restaurants about Japanese cultural traditions through Japanese foods and beverage promotion. We have strategically and successfully expanded our core businesses while providing customers with high-quality products and unparalleled customer service.

Since the early 1990’s Ozawa has been a pioneer and leading distributor of premium sakes, beers, spirits and liqueurs in Canada. We foster excellent relations with all levels of provincial liquor boards, on-premise accounts and industry professionals to passionately promote our brands and provide the highest level of customer service in the spirit and practice of “Omotenashi”, the Japanese mindset of wholehearted hospitality.

Our sales team speaks English, French, Chinese, Korean and Japanese. Contact us to learn about how Ozawa Canada can help start or grow your business.

Japanese Alcoholic Beverages

Exclusive distributor of Asahi Super Dry, Takara Shuzo — Sho Chiku Bai Sake, Hitachino Nest Craft Beer and other Major Premium Japanese Sakes and Significant Craft Sake breweries; As well as Premium Spirits, Umeshu and Shochu's

Japanese Food & Supplies

Specializing in importing and distributing quality Japanese products to Canada

Equipment, Kitchenware and Supplies

Authentic Japanese knives, tableware, sushi machines, kitchen accessories and restaurant equipment

Company Achievements

  • 1975

    Ozawa was first to market the health benefits of Japanese green tea and green tea powder.

  • 1985

    First to bring to market green tea ice cream & red bean ice cream in Canada.

  • 1990

    Began the sales of Premium Sakes and Asahi Beer. First distributor to distribute Junmai Daiginjo sake in North America.

  • 1995

    First to market shochu (traditional Japanese spirit) to Canada.

  • 1999

    Official Agent of Takara Sake USA and Takara Shuzo.

  • 2004

    Started importing and distributing sustainable Japanese Hamachi/Buri (Toro Hamachi)

  • 2005

    First to distribute premium Japanese single malt whisky in Canada: Nikka “Yoichi” Whisky.

  • 2008

    Introduced Nikka Taketsuru Whisky in Canada.

  • 2010

    Successfully introduced the award winning Nikka Taketsuru Pure Malt 12 yr old Whisky in Canada.

  • 2011

    Successfully promoted premium sake in the first LCBO hosted “Sake 101 Event”.

  • 2012

    Co-founded Kampai Toronto — Festival of Sake — the largest sake festival in Canada. Was the founding President of the Sake Institute of Ontario.

  • 2017

    Moved into a new facility, tripled in size.

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