2018 Japanese Food & Restaurant Expo


Pasadena Convention Center
300 E Green St., Pasadena, CA 91101

September 22, 2018 (Sat.)
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
alcohol sampling ends at 3pm

Seminar Schedule

2017 Expo Photo Gallery

Parking Information

What is Japanese Food & Restaurant Expo?

Mutual Trading Japanese Food & Restaurant Expo is the largest showcase of Japanese food, alcohol beverage, and restaurant supplies and is the principal meeting place for food-service professionals and suppliers.

Hosted annually in Los Angeles, and in New York, the expo attracts thousands of food retailers, food-service business owners, trade professionals, and chefs.

Is the Expo open to the public?

Expo is not open to general public. This is strictly a trade show and is open to those in food-service businesses only.


Can I bring my kids to the Expo?


This is a trade show for professionals. No one under 18 is allowed.

Is the parking free?

Attendees are responsible for own parking fees. Public parking is available near the event site. All day fees average $12.

Parking Options:

Marengo Garage
280 East Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91101

Paseo Colorado
381 East Green St., Pasadena, CA 91101

Los Robles Garage
400 East Green St., Pasadena, CA 91101

Pasadena Convention Center Garage
300 East Green St., Pasadena, CA 91101

South Los Robles Garage
199 South Los Robles, Pasadena, CA 91101

Must See | Learn | Taste

MTC Pavilion: Special Sale Up to 20% OFF
Dashi 101: Perfecting Konbu and Katsuo Umami

ULTS Super-Frozen Seafood:
Tuna Cuts, Sizes and Varieties - Feel, Taste, and Discover the Ideal

Taste the Largest Collection of Japanese Craft Beers in America! Don't Miss This Chance!!

New Trend Alert: Aged Shochu
Live Cocktail Demo 1pm - 2:30pm by Mark Ferguson, Owner, Midnight Monkey Lounge

Japan's Indigenous Koshu and Muscat Bailey A - Hidden Gems Uncorked

Restaurant Supplies

Quality Chef's Tools, Made in Japan
1,200+ Professionals Tools of the Trade and Restaurant Supplies, One-Day Expo Sale, Up to 25% OFF

Japanese Ceramic-Ware
Blow Out Sale 50% OFF Factory Direct Prices

Tsukiji Masamoto Special: 30% OFF
Customized Engraving by Hocho Master Hirano  (with purchase)

Expo-Exclusives Chef's Knives: One Day Show Special! (Limited Quantity)

White Chinaware Exclusive 30% OFF

Seminar Schedule

10:00 - 10:40
Introducing the Most Underrated Wagyu Cuts and its Best Usage
by Nobuo Fukuda, James Beard Award Winner, Chef & Owner, Teeter House

11:00 - 11:40
Whole Bluefin Tuna De-Boning & Carving
by Katsuya Uechi, Executive Chef & Owner, Katsuya

12:00 - 12:40
Jizake and Food Pairing with Miyazaki Beef and Bluefin Tuna
by Antony Moss MW, Director of Strategic Planning, Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET)

13:00 - 13:40
Hocho Service Center Presents: Knife Sharpening Lecture & Demo
by Misao Hirano, CEO, Tsukiji Masamoto


2017 Expo Photo Gallery

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