MTC Kitchen – Mutual Trading Company

Bringing the Flavors of Japan to the People of the World

Mutual Trading Company is the premier Japanese food, alcohol beverage, and restaurant supply specialist. We are the Japanese food authority – true to the heart in upholding genuine Japanese food traditions, and progressive in exploring new ways to provide innovative restaurant supplies and services. Mutual Trading imports, exports, distributes and manufactures the top brands for our retailer and foodservice customers.



In early 1900′s during the era of the Takuwan Boeki, or the “Japanese Pickle Trade”, rice, miso, and shoyu were the mainstay of imported Japanese foods. In the 1950′s as commerce grew, thousands of other Japanese imports were added, made up mostly of shelf stable, canned foods – everything from tofu, shirataki, kamaboko, matsutake mushrooms, sukiyaki no tomo, unagi kabayaki, and yes, even takuwan pickles.


With the advent of the container ocean freight system in the 70′s, it became possible to import  fresh chilled and fresh frozen foods such as  frozen unagi, natto, udon, and fresh tofu, takuwan, and miso. Most significantly, this technological advancement gave sushi its most important first step in America by achieving the safe distribution of fresh seafood ingredients for sushi toppings.


Established in 1926, Mutual Trading Co., Inc. was originally a small co-op organization for centralized purchasing of basic import foods to service the needs of the early Japanese immigrant society in Southern California. Nearly 90 years later we  command a premiere position among Japanese foodservice suppliers, as well as fill a key role as a Culinary Ambassador promoting Japanese foods worldwide. Currently, we import, manufacture, and distribute over 6,000 Japanese foods, and beverages, along with restaurant equipment and supplies.


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New York Mutual Trading, Inc.
25 Knickerbocker Rd., Moonachie, NJ 07074
Tel. 201-806-1785 Fax. 201-933-7791


Manhattan Store
711 3rd Ave., New York, NY 10017
Tel. 212-661-3333   Fax. 212-661-3335


Mutual Trading Co., Inc. (Showroom)
431 Crocker St., Los Angeles, CA 90013
Tel. 213-626-9458    Fax. 213-626-5130


San Diego Mutual Trading Co., Inc.
13790 Stowe Dr. Suite A Poway, CA 92064
Tel. 858-748-9458   Fax.858-748-9405


Las Vegas Mutual Trading Co., Inc. (Showroom)
2955 Lincoln Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89115
Tel. 702-216-2715    Fax.702-216-2705    


Arizona Mutual Trading Co., Inc.
5402 W. Roosevelt St., #104 Phoenix, AZ 85043
Tel. 602-455-8000   Fax.602-455-0045


New England Mutual Trading Inc.
233 Needham St., Newton MA 02464
Tel. 617-469-8312   Fax.617-969-0142    


Washington D.C. Office
3401 52nd Avenue Hyattsville, MD  20781
Tel. 301-927-2061   Fax.301-927-2047


The Cherry Company, Ltd. (Showroom)
4461 Malaai St., Honolulu, HI 96818
Tel. 808-422-6555   Fax.808-422-6721


Tokyo Mutual Trading, Co., Ltd. (Showroom)
4-26-4 Daitou Daitouku Tokyo, 110-0016, Japan
Tel. +011-81-3-3835-8101   Fax: +011-81-3-3835-8116