Question: How much shipping fee do you charge?
Answer: Shipping fees are 800 Yen, except for Okinawa, Kyushu, and Hokkaido (1200 Yen). If your order exceeds 10,000 Yen, shipping will be free.
Question: Can I request a specific date for my delivery?
Answer: Yes, it is possible. You can enter your desired delivery date and time in the field ORDER NOTES in your cart before placing your order. The following time slots are available:
- Before Noon
- 2pm - 4pm
- 4pm - 6pm
- 6pm - 8pm
- 7pm - 9pm
Please do not schedule your order for more than 30 days in the future.
Answer: If we receive your order until 2 pm, it will normally be shipped the same day. Orders placed after 2 pm will be shipped the next business day. If we receive your order on Friday evening, we will ship the next Monday if there is no public holiday. Shipping usually takes 1 to 3 business days, but this also depends on the conditions of the shipping company (there might be delays especially around New Year and Obon) and where in Japan you are located.
Question: How do you ship my order?
Answer: All orders are shipped with Yamato/Kuroneko Cool Ta-Q-Bin to guarantee a continuous cooling chain. So your products will arrive at the same temperature as we send it out!
Question: Which payment methods are available?
Answer: You can pay by credit card, Amazon Pay, convenience store payment (extra fees will occur), cash on delivery (via Yamato) and NP Later Pay. If you choose cash on delivery, an additional fee has to be paid.
The following credit cards can be used:
MASTERCARD - VISA - AMERICAN EXPRESS
If you own a restaurant or hotel in Japan and you are interested in buying our products, feel free to contact us. Please provide the following information:
- Your name
- Your company's name
- Email address or telephone number
- Desired products and quantity
Thawing takes some time, so plan ahead. There are two main methods: thawing in the refrigerator or thawing in ice water.
In the refrigerator: This method is convenient and safe but takes some time. The golden rule is 24 hours for 5 pounds of meat, but this also depends on the temperature of your fridge. Just place your meat into your refrigerator and wait until it is thawed.
In ice water: This method is faster, but also more work. Take an adequately big container (bowl, small bucket) and fill it with water, then add ice cubes. The meat has to be placed in a waterproof bag to avoid contamination, before submerging it into the ice water. Thawing takes approximately 3 hours for 1 kg of meat when using this method.
Refreezing already thawed meat should be avoided, if possible. If you need to refreeze your meat, we recommend to cook it beforehand.