Japanese Knife Imports has moved to Beverly Hills. Our new address is:
Japanese Knife Imports
8642 Wilshire Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
Japanese Knife Imports began as a website in 2010, practically operating from our bedroom and closet. Since that time, we have grown into a much larger company. In 2011, we opened our brick and mortar storefront in Venice, CA. It was a small space, but somehow worked for us well. We always wanted our store to feel less like a traditional retail establishment and more like walking into a friends house or living room. The small quarters proved to provide an intimate environment for us and our customers, and thanks to all of you, it turned out to be a great success. However, one of the downsides to a small space is that we quickly outgrew it in terms of our needs for display space, but more importantly, storage. In early 2013, we began looking for a larger location for our store. It took a while, but in August '13, we found such a place.
Since the beginning of our business, we have always maintained an office in Beverly Hills. This is where we receive packages, among many other things (anyone who has used our mail-in sharpening service will know this). Our new store is much closer to our office in Beverly Hills. It also happens to be a bit closer to my family, which we hope will be helpful now that our son, Kenzo, is in our lives. In addition to being much bigger and having more parking than our old store, our new store features an improved workshop for my sharpening, a sitting area and library, and parking in the rear parking lot. We hope you will come and visit us soon.
The rear parking lot is accessible from Carson Rd. Our parking spots are the 2 tandem spaces (4 total) near the fence and closest to the building. There is also ample street parking in the area. Here is a picture of the front of our building, just in case you have trouble finding us.