About SushiSushi

Today, anybody with an interest in Japanese cooking can pop to their local supermarket and find most of the staple ingredients like dashi, soy sauce, udon noodles, sushi rice, mirin, and miso paste huddled together on their own shelf in the ‘World Cuisines’ section. Back when SushiSushi first started trading – way back in 2007 – this was rarely the case.

As one of the few suppliers specialising in this area, we soon developed a reputation for excellence and dedicated clientele that includes some of the finest professional chefs in the country. As East Asian ingredients have become more popular, those same chefs – several with Michelin stars to their name – continue to rely on us for their produce, knowing we can be trusted to deliver quality every time.

A taste for Japan

The company was founded by Stu Turner after returning to his native city of Sheffield following years spent in Australia and Asia. While living in Australia, he worked in a sushi bar and was captivated by the range of flavours, aromas, and textures to be found in this staple of Japanese cuisine.

When he came back to the North of England there was nothing like that to be found, much to his dismay. Since there was nothing around to satisfy his passion for Japanese cooking, he decided to do something about it himself.

From humble beginnings

The SushiSushi website started more as a blog for fellow sushi-lovers, providing information and recipes for creating authentic Japanese cuisine in your own home. Wondering if there was a market for Japanese ingredients and equipment in the UK, Stu purchased six sushi-making gadgets from a wholesaler and set-up a single sales page on the site. Those six simple devices sold out almost immediately, so Stu returned to the wholesaler to purchase more… and more… and more. Before long, he had bought and resold the entire stock of these gadgets and still more orders were coming in. With the wholesaler’s stocks depleted, Stu took the bold step of contacting the manufacturer directly, persuading them to let him act as a UK wholesaler. With an ample supply of the gadgets he began packaging them with sushi rice and nori purchased from local supermarkets, creating all-in-one sushi-making kits for his customers.

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From Family Dinners to Fine Dining

SushiSushi has always sold ingredients and equipment direct to the general public – to fellow Japanese cooking enthusiasts across the country. With a reputation for quality, Stu soon developed a relationship with some of the UK’s top chefs, supplying them with exciting Japanese ingredients to use in their dishes. At present, we supply four out of the UK’s seven three-Michelin-starred restaurants, eleven of its seventeen two-Michelin-starred restaurants, and a large number of one-Michelin-starred restaurants into the bargain.

Stu’s extensive knowledge of Japanese ingredients – particularly the more niche products – makes him the perfect guy to speak to for chef’s looking to create a particular flavour profile.

  • Sakai Takayuki 33 Layers Damascus Petty Knife 150mm


  • Sakai Takayuki 33 Layered Damascus Chefs Knife 180mm


  • Sakai Takayuki TUS Petty Knife 150mm


  • Sakai Takayuki TUS Chefs Knife 210mm


  • Sakai Takayuki TUS Sashimi Knife 240mm


  • Sakai Takayuki INOX Double Edged Petty knife 150mm


  • Sakai Takayuki 33 Layered Damascus Cook's Knife 210mm


  • Shokunin, Extra Thick Chopping Board, L


  • Shokunin, Extra Thick Chopping Board, XL


  • Hasegawa Soft Cutting Board 410mm


  • Hasegawa Soft Cutting Board 600mm


  • Katsuobushi Bonito Slicer 240 x 100mm


  • Sakai Takayuki Oyster Opening knife 150mm


  • Sakai Takayuki Scallop Opening knife 200mm


  • Akamon DX Small 1000 Grit Japanese Sharpening Stone


  • King Whet Stone 800/6000


  • Hasegawa Cutting Board Scraper


  • Sakai Takayuki Boning Tweezers 120mm


  • Sakai Takayuki Wooden Handle Scaler


  • Sakai Takayuki TUS Petty Knife 120mm


  • Sakai Takayuki TUS Chefs Knife 180mm


  • Sakai Takayuki Wooden Knife Rack - 6 Blades


  • Sakai Takayuki 33 Layered Damascus Gyuto Knife 190mm


  • Sakai Takayuki Traditional Damascus Chefs Knife 180mm


  • Sakai Takayuki Traditional Damascus Petty Knife 150mm


The best is yet to come

Today, Stu and the team continue to seek out the very best in Japanese ingredients and equipment, forging strong links with our suppliers in Japan. We are always looking to introduce new products, tastes, and textures to British palates and to give our customers the chance to experience real Japanese food from real Japanese producers.

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