buy and drink sake

in switzerland

Where to find sake in Switzerland

Sake brewed in Zurich!

Yamasake

Switzerland’s first sake brewery, located in Canton Zurich! As well as their own sake, they also sell kо̄ji rice, sake kasu (lees), amazake and home brewing kits.

Drinking sake in Zurich

Buying sake in Zurich

Please note that this list is only for reference, and although I use some of these companies I cannot guarantee how they handle or store their sake or how long they keep it. Please do your own research and check the label for the shipping date.

  • Nishi Japanese food shop Schaffhaserstr. 120, 8057 and Falkenstr. 26, 8008 www.nishishop.ch/ (the selection in the shops is much better than on their site)
  • Passeur de Vin Pelikanstrasse 38, 8001 or online lepasseurdevin.ch
  • Shizuku Flüelastr. 25, 8047 or online shizuku.ch/en/ (Sake, shōchū, Japanese beer)
  • Shinwazen Zwinglistr. 11, 8004 or online www.shinwazen.ch/en (Sake, shōchū, tea, condiments, gifts)
  • Yumihana Bahnhofquai 9, 8001 yumihana.ch/  (again, there’s more in the shop than shown on the site)

Buying sake in Geneva and Lausanne

Please note that this list is only for reference, and although I use some of these companies I cannot guarantee how they handle or store their sake or how long they keep it. Please do your own research and check the label for the shipping date.

  • Uchitomi Rue Ferrier 13-15 and Rue du Rhone 42 in Geneva, Rue Grand-Saint-Jean 4 in Lausanne and online https://uchitomishop.ch (Rue Ferrier shop is bigger and better stocked than Rue du Rhone, shop in Lausanne is good, sake that must be kept refrigerated are not listed in the online shop)
  • Passeur de Vin natural wine shop Rue Eugene-Marziano 25, 1227 and Rue des Eaux-Vives 27, 1207 in Geneva and Avenue Mon-Repos 2, 1005 in Lausanne https://www.lepasseurdevin.ch/categorie-produit/a-boire/sake/ (unusual low-intervention and rare delicate sake, Rue Eugene-Marziano shop has sake otherwise can order online and pick up in store)
  • Uchino Rue de Zurich 45, 1201 https://www.uchino.ch/ (Geneva only, much smaller range but some different from Uchitomi)

Buying sake in Basel

Please note that this list is only for reference, I have not visited these shops yet and I cannot guarantee how they handle or store their sake or how long they keep it. Please do your own research and check the label for the shipping date.

  • Hōmu Gerbergässlein 10, + 12, 4051 homu.ch Small selection of sake, can be seen on their online store.
  • Yumihana Schneidergasse 7, 4051 yumihana.ch Check in-store for their sake selection, as they certainly don’t have all sake available in the Zurich store shown on their online shop.

Other

Please note that this list is only for reference, and although I use some of these companies I cannot guarantee how they handle or store their sake or how long they keep it. Please do your own research and check the label for the shipping date.

EU options for sake delivery

Please note that this list is only for reference, and although I use some of these companies (Midorinoshima and Otemba) I cannot guarantee how they handle or store their sake or how long they keep it. Please do your own research and check the label for the shipping date.

If you have a packet service over the border (e.g. Jestetten or Lake Constance) it’s cheaper to have orders delivered there (inside the EU) and handle customs clearance yourself.