Normal Discover Sake events are currently (December 2020) not possible under Swiss federal anti-coronavirus measures, so workshops and tastings are on hold until at least late January 2021.
I will resume as soon as possible under Federal guidelines, and as soon as the MAME cafe where the events are held is open again in the evenings and able to host them.
If you want to carry on exploring the wide and wonderful world of sake in the meantime, here are Swiss restaurants, bars and shops where you can order some! If you have any questions about what to order or anything else, please get in touch! I’d be happy to talk you through the choices available.
There are also a number of online shops in the EU, but bear in mind that you will have to import the alcohol into Switzerland either by having the post office or courier do customs clearance for you or, if you live near an EU border, by using a parcel service in the EU country and clearing customs yourself.
Drink sake in Zurich
Bimi Seefeldstr. 25, 8008 swissbimi.ch
Ginger Seefeldstr. 62, 8008 ginger-restaurant.ch
Kokoro Neufrankenstr. 25, 8004 kokoro-restaurant.ch
Ooki Zentralstr. 53, 8003 ooki.tokyo
Yooji’s Sake Bar Beethovenstr 32, 8002 yoojis.com
Yu-An Werdstr. 66, 8004 yu-an.ch
Swiss options for sake delivery or collection
Switzerland’s first sake brewery, in Canton Zurich! As well as their own sake, they also sell kо̄ji rice, sake kasu (lees), amazake and home brewing kits.
Le passeur de vin
Natural wine shop in Geneva/Lausanne with a selection of unusual and interesting sake and sake-based fruit liqueurs. The shop is currently open, please call to confirm if you visit and collect, or place an order for delivery.
Japanese supermarket in Zurich (Falkenstrasse/Stadelhofen and Schaffhauserstrasse), their full sake selection is not listed on the site so email them for a list.
Zurich shop near the Museum fur Gestaltung, stocking a range of sake from Gifu Prefecture.
Specialist Japanese food and accessory shop, stocking a carefully selected range of condiments, classic ingredients and sake.
Another specialist shop in Zurich. A growing selection of sake, shochu and Japanese beers.
Japanese supermarket in with branches in Geneva and Lausanne with a wide range of sake. One Geneva branch and the Lausanne branch are open for limited hours. Download the mail order PDF, which is regularly updated.
Specialist German retailer with a warehouse in Switzerland, also holding online tastings.
EU options for sake delivery
Firenze Sake (Italy)
Milano Sake (Italy)
Oh My Sake (Belgium)
Sake 36 (Germany)
Sake Company (Italy)
Sake Kontor (Germany)
Ueno Gourmet (Germany)