Partners

Zilla Sake maintains partnerships with specialty purveyors to bring our guests the highest quality products, from locally-grown Frog Eyes Wasabi to the finest fish available from Tokyo’s Tsukiji Market. We partner with those who share our passion for food, drink, and artisan craft: those companies and individuals who are not only experts in their fields, but command our love and respect for their generosity of spirit.

TwoXSea

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Mission: Born out of the frustration of lack of honesty and accountability in the seafood marketplace and fair pay for the fishing industry, Two X Sea was founded in 2009. The goal is to alter the way seafood is farmed, caught and handled from fishery to plate. The education of consumers on the importance of our oceans and the food we harvest from it rests on the shoulders of we who sell and present this precious resource.

Native Harvest

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Freshness: Native Harvest has longstanding, direct relationships with individual Native fishermen. Proper handling and processing ensures the freshest fish. This incredible freshness is the secret to the delicious taste of our premium Smoked Salmon, Canned Steelhead and Caviar. We also enjoy providing Northwest chefs with the highest quality, freshest seafood available.

Sustainability: Sustainability is ensured through our stakeholders (NW Tribes and the States of WA and OR) investments and their co-management relationship. All salmon runs are monitored continuously and managed accordingly to ensure future viability. All of our tribal fishermen are licensed and report all catch numbers.

Frog Eyes Wasabi

Mission: Grow and sell the highest quality authentic wasabi for distribution to U.S. and international customers.

Values: Accomplish Frog Eyes Wasabi’s mission through business practices that: respects the needs of people involved gives back to local community operates with ecologically sensitive principles.

The Tao of Tea

Established: Like Tao, the art of tea is universal. We began our work with tea with the intent to be a connecting thread for tea culture. Based in Portland, Oregon, we are a pure leaf tea company comprised of tea enthusiasts from different backgrounds and countries. We travel, learn about, find, take delight in, and offer pure leaf teas with great flavor, artistry, and soul. All of our teas are in their original form, as they were intended, with no artificial flavors, additives, or preservatives.

Honolulu Fish Company

Established: Founded in 1995 by owner and CEO Wayne Samiere, a trained marine biologist, Honolulu Fish Company (HFC) is a top seafood distributor offering more than 30 varieties of eco-friendly Pacific water fish to over 3,000 customers, including top chefs across the country. It is the only direct distributor in the United States that offers more than 14 species of sashimi grade fish. With almost 20 years of experience, HFC is known for its exceptional high quality products. The company is committed to the environment and to promoting sustainability in its fishing practices.

Sake One

Established: In 1992, Momokawa Saké, Ltd. was established as a joint venture between Frost International Group Inc. and Momokawa Brewing Inc. of Japan. A year later, the name was changed to The Japan America Beverage Co., focusing on importing saké from Japan for the U.S. market. What started as a saké importer, it soon became a part of the saké-making business once it became apparent that saké-making in Oregon was possible and there was a market for it. The original owner chose Oregon because he believed that the best quality water for saké was located in the Northwest, specifically on the east slope of the coast range. Water is one of the most important ingredients when it comes to making saké, which made Forest Grove, Oregon the ideal location. The company later changed its name to SakéOne in 1996 to reflect the goal of being the number one saké company in America. In 1997, the construction of the Kura had been completed and the first brewed bottles under the Momokawa and Moonstone labels came the following year. Between the two product lines Momokawa and Moonstone, SakéOne has won more awards than any other saké company in America and continues to strive for innovation and creating the best quality saké for its consumers.

Seisuke Knife

About: Seisuke knife’s mission is to introduce Japanese culture and traditional craftsmanship to customers. A kitchen knife is not a simple tool to cut food, but an art piece that craftsman put his soul into.