About Us

Korin's showroom, established in 1982 and located at 57 Warren Street in lower Manhattan, is filled with exquisite knives and tableware that express our founder and president Saori Kawano's passion for Japanese traditions and culture.

For over 25 years, Korin Japanese Trading Corp. has been an industry leader in the import and distribution of fine Japanese chef knives, tableware and restaurant supplies to Japanese and American restaurants and hotels. We have served thousands of commercial clients and chefs in the United States, Canada and around the world.

Many of our customers are prestigious restaurants including Nobu, Morimoto, Sea Grill, and the Danny Meyer Restaurant Group, plus hotels such as Ritz-Carlton, Four Seasons, Hyatt Regency, Marriott, Hilton, Sheraton, the Mandarin Oriental Hotel and many others.

Korin's goal is to choose and create the right products to enhance our customer's cuisine and brand. All of our products are designed for restaurant and home use. Our vast inventory includes tableware, chef knives, uniforms, sushi cases, sushi robots, and other kitchen equipment.

Korin prides itself by offering the highest level of customer service and knowledge of trends in Asian cuisine. Saori Kawano travels extensively to Japan, China, and Thailand to find new products and manufactures to meet our customers' needs and highest specifications. Korin's newest office opened in Shanghai in 2005.