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Sake Shops: In Hong Kong

As Japanese culture has become more and more popular in recent years, so has its cuisine and along with that, its traditional beverages including sake. So unsurprisingly this trend has also made waves in Hong Kong, a melting pot of different cultures, known for some of the best restaurants and bars in the world.

With many people enjoying Japanese flavors, more and more Japanese products have become available all through this vibrant city, with sake and shochu slowly becoming the favorite tipple for locals. Here is a list of shops offering a great range of sake in Hong Kong, for both sake connoisseurs and beginners to sake.

Local Sake Retailers in Hong Kong

Hong Kong is a great place to buy sake, with plenty of retailers selling a wide variety of sake for every budget. These shops are listed in alphabetical order.

City Super

City Super is a retail chain of ‘Mega Lifestyle Specialty’ stores in Hong Kong and Taiwan. The City Super Group was first established in 1996 and operates supermarkets stocked with imported premium goods and groceries. Of these premium goods, City Super has continued to be a well-known retailer that offers a broad selection of sake and shochu.

Their online order and delivery service provides a glance into their impressive sake selection and is a convenient and reliable place to start when looking for sake in Hong Kong.

Check the official website for your closest shop.

Kakure Sake Shop

Kakure Sake Shop (隠 清酒専門店) is a hidden sake specialty shop only known to locals, until now. With an international sommelier on hand, they often organize sake tastings, and their expertise with fine wines helps them bridge the gap helping newcomers to understand where the two beverages differ, but also where they align. An approach appreciated by their customer base. Expect to find a small, yet well-stocked establishment selling high-end and specialty sake.


Shop 16, Winning Commercial Building 1/F, 46-48 Hillwood Rd
Jordan, Hong Kong
+852 9192-2334


Kappening, is specializing in the promotion and sales of both local and imported craft beer, however, they also have a modest selection of sake in their portfolio. Customers love them for their great attitude and stellar location right in the center of the Kowloon area. The staff is extremely knowledgeable and happy to help find the right bottle of sake for you.


Unit B, 1/F, HQ, 450 Portland Street, Prince Edward
Kowloon, Hong Kong
+852 9061-2721

King’s Wine Cellar – OC

Founded in 2012, they are said to be one of the most innovative wine stores in Hong Kong. But wine is not all they do, they also have a comprehensive selection of craft beers, spirits, and of course sake. In fact, they have one of the biggest sake selections in Hong Kong.

Their customers love them for their member’s club and regular events, including tastings, dinners as well as food pairings. In addition, their presence at some of Hong Kong’s big beverage events and festivals has gained them a name as leaders in their market.

Check the official website for your closest shop.

Kwong Fung Wine

KWONG FUNG Wine (廣豐酒莊) established in 1985 was, as the name suggests primarily focused on wine as it started, but has over time added a wide array of beverages to its range, including spirits, liqueurs, and of course, sake.

They are committed to providing the best prices and services and even go out of their way to custom order products that are not part of their regular stock if they can get it. A service highly appreciated by their customers.


Shop B, 56 Wai Ching Street
Yau Ma Tei, Hong Kong
+852 2388-8950


LIQUID GOLD (至醇酒庫 – ELEMENTS) was founded in 2008 and has quickly become one of the go-to beverage retailers in Hong Kong. Aiming to only introduce the finest products to drink enthusiasts, they have selected a range of products including a great variety of sake.

With shops all over Hong Kong, LIQUID GOLD might be the address for anyone looking for a bottle of sake. They focus on competitive pricing and excellent customer service through all their stores. Just keep in mind that not all their outlets have the same inventory, as some of them are quite small and resemble more of a corner store, while others are elegant retailers with walls covered with bottles after bottles.

Check the official website for your closest shop.


Although Mugigawa (麥川日本酒) has been specializing in Japanese whisky, these days they are also well-versed with sake, and sake enthusiasts love them for their impressive sake collection.

With a wide range of sake, at Mugigawa all styles are represented, but especially if you are looking for sake in the ginjo, daiginjo range, this is the one place you should come to. Furthermore, the staff is renowned for their expert recommendations, just let them know what you like and they will suggest a sake accordingly. Also passionate about Japanese food, pairing suggestions are said to be their strong suit.


Shop 1, Kowloon Plaza 1/F, 485 Castle Peak Road,
Cheung Sha Wan, Hong Kong
+852 6992-6050
Monday – Friday: 7am – 7.30pm
Saturday – Sunday: 1pm – 6pm

Nipponshu Department Sake Store

The Nipponshu Sake Department’s (日本酒部門) mission is to collect popular sake as well as difficult-to-purchase and/or limited products from all Japanese prefectures. They have curated a selection of more than 100 different sake from all styles and categories to make sure to be able to represent the regional and brewery-specific differences.

Customers are invited to speak to one of the resident sommeliers to help them choose the right sake for each occasion. Furthermore, they are holding a series of sake events every month for customers to taste and gain a deeper understanding of what sake is and where it comes from.


Shop B, G/F, New Landwide Commercial Building
No. 73 Kimberley Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
+852 6841-4123
Monday – Sunday: 12pm – 10pm

Premium Japanese Sake Shop

Another specialty shop is, as the name already suggests, the Premium Japanese Sake Shop. A small, yet well-organized store, easily recognizable by the decent-sized sugidama hanging in front of the entrance.

The interior brings you right to Japan, as this store could be in any Japanese city by the look and feel of it. Sake fridges filled with a variety of brands and sake barrels on top of the shelves are inviting customers in to have a look and browse. With some high-end limited editions within their stock, their variety, and reasonable prices, the Premium Japanese Sake Shop keeps its promises which is why it has found such a strong fanbase among Hong Kong locals.


10 Fuk Lo Tsun Rd
Kowloon City, Hong Kong
+852 2386-1788

Sake Be

Although Sake Be (清酒點) is a small shop, it has become popular with sake lovers as they solely focus on Japanese beverages, mostly on sake. It is a great place to start for anyone who is looking to buy a bottle of sake or two.

Dedicated to the beverage, the fridges and shelves are well stocked with sake from all over Japan, including big, well-known brands, but also lesser-known labels to give customers some variety. As this is a specialist store, the staff knows their way around sake and they made themselves a name for their expertise and recommendations. A store popular with sake enthusiasts, but also a great place to start if you are new to the beverage.


32-3, Tai Po Rd, Sham Shui Po, Hong Kong
+852 6368-9643

Sake Central

Sake Central, the clue is in the name, is a mix between an educational space and a sake retailer that on top of that also features a hidden bar.

With its shelves filled from top to bottom with Japanese sake bottles of all types, this is a sake lovers’ playground making it impossible not to find the perfect bottle of sake for any occasion. In addition, the store offers a bar on-site, providing tastings and food pairings that help customers to experience and try new sake and how it combines with food. With the staff sharing their wealth of knowledge with anyone walking through its doors.


S109-S113, Block A, PMQ 35 Aberdeen Street
Central, Hong Kong
+852 2656 6552

Sake no Ie

Sake no Ie is a boutique sake seller based in Hong Kong that specializes in offering locally-loved premium sake from around Japan. Their concept involves not only discovering and making the most delicious sake available in Hong Kong but also to introduce the history and brewing philosophy of every brewery to be able to share the story behind each sake.

The store is run by a group of sake lovers and this is clearly portrayed through their website in which they provide homemade educational information about sake called Sake 101.


Order Sake Online in Hong Kong

In addition to liquor stores with online components, Hong Kong offers online shops dedicated to bringing sake straight to its customers.


Sake2Go is an online order and delivery-based sake specialty shop. The shop is popular with locals for not only their fast delivery but also their passion for sake as the shop manager is well-known for helpfully recommending the best sake according to a customer’s personal taste.

In addition to their sake, Sake2Go also offers special festive food packages suitable for different celebratory occasions that pair well with their lineup of sake.


In Conclusion

Hong Kong, a melting pot of cultures is an incredibly exciting place if you love sake. With great restaurants offering not just Japanese cuisine, but also outstanding sake it was only a matter of time for Hong Kong locals to catch on and want to enjoy this delicious beverage at home.

It is an exciting place to be with the people behind these counters so passionate about sake. They are not just selling a product but act as ambassadors and educators making Hong Kong a great place for anyone interested to learn more about sake or people already in love with it.

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