About Ambika Corporation

About Ambika Corporation

Ambika Corporation is a Japanese importer and distributor of high-quality food products from India and around the world, catering to shops, restaurants, and the general public. Since its founding in 1998, it has grown to become one of the largest spice retailers in Japan, with over 4,000 clients to date. In addition to having stores in Kuramae, Nishi-Kasai, and Shin-Okubo in Tokyo, the company also operates a convenient online shop that serves customers across Japan. Specializing in vegetarian products, Ambika Corporation offers a diverse lineup of over 500 items, including spices, dried herbs, beans, flour, oil, nuts, various seasonings, and wine made in India, as well as vegan-friendly products. The company also markets its own products, such as original ready-made curry and juice.

Brand Concept "Bringing India closer to you"

Ambika Corporation is committed to promoting the diverse Indian food culture, offering flavors widely enjoyed in Japan as well as carefully selected ingredients known only to a select few. The company aims to bring its customers a variety of joys, including deliciousness, health, fun, and surprise.

Vision "To create joyful times for lovers of Indian food."


  1. People - Our Pride
    We respect diversity and bring together the wisdom of our team, customers, partners, and local communities to make further contributions.

  2. Food - Our Passion
    We source and select the best ingredients with care and provide delicious, nutritious food in the best condition.

  3. Sustainability - Our Strength
    We strive to acquire new value and convenience in the value chain and to contribute to the development of all our customers.

Values "Ambika values five things"

  • Acting to care for people
  • Being passionate
  • Positive reality
  • Taking action
  • Sense of purpose

Company Profile

  • Founded: August 1998
  • Company Name: Ambika Corporation Ltd.
  • Representative: Representative Director Hingal
  • Location: Ambika House, 3-19-2 Kuramae, Taito-ku, Tokyo
  • Business Activities: Import, wholesale, and retail of food ingredients for commercial and consumer use, and manufacture and sale of fruit juice beverages
  • Capital: 15 million yen
  • Financial Year End: June
  • Banking Partners: Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, Mitsubishi UFJ Bank, Resona Bank, Mizuho Bank
  • Number of Employees: 40 (as of July 2021)
  • Invoice System Registration Number: T5010501024698


  • 1998: Ambika Trading is founded, focusing on the import and sale of Indian spices.
  • 2000: Sales to Indian restaurants nationwide begin.
  • 2003: Ambika Healthcare Ltd. established in Mumbai.
  • 2006: New head office building and Ambika Shop opened.
  • 2007: Launched Alphonso Mango Drink, an original brand for Japanese consumers.
  • 2008: Started selling original brand retort curry for Japanese consumers and established an overseas department for selling commercial raw materials.
  • 2010: Expanded supply of commercial raw materials to Japanese trading companies.
  • 2011: Obtained ISO9001:2008 certification (relinquished in 2016).
  • 2013: Ambika Healthcare changes name to Ambika Global Foods and Beverages.
  • 2014: Started outsourcing warehouse and shipping operations to Hitachi Transport System, Ltd.
  • 2015: Acquired Indiana Green Foods and made it a wholly owned subsidiary.
  • 2016: Established a new sales base in Western Japan.
  • 2017: Started handling commodity products such as Japanese rice, American rice, and wheat flour.
  • 2018: Participated in the "World Travel Wine Exhibition" at Isetan Department Store to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the company's founding.
  • 2019: Sapporo Warehouse in Hokkaido begins operation.
  • 2020: Company name changed to Ambika Corporation in April. Ambika Veg & Vegan Shop Nishikasai store opened in May.
  • 2021: Ambika Veg & Vegan Shop Shin-Okubo store opens in February.
  • 2023: 25th anniversary event with Pritam Concert held at Tokyo Garden Theater in September.
  • 2024: Ambika Veg & Vegan Shop Sunny Mall branch opens in March.