Seito Trading, New York Inc.
Teiji Otomo came to the U.S. from Natori City Japan in 1978. He worked in the restaurant and service industry in New York City for a number of years. During this time, he gained extensive knowledge through various positions which included managing several New York City restaurants and as a Japanese restaurant supply salesman. A combination of these experiences and his love and dedication to the Japanese culture inspired him to take a risk and create his own company.
In 1990, he and his wife, Pam, opened Seito New York in a humble corner of a friend's warehouse to supply the Japanese restaurant industry in New York and the surrounding area. Hard work and the support of loyal customers during the company's foundation period became the basis for expansion. At first, most customers were only Japanese chefs and restaurant owners. As the years passed, there became a greater interest in Japanese knives and home products. Because of this, people looking for quality Japanese products for the home also became regular customers.
In 2012 Seito Trading moved to a great new location conveniently located in Queens Plaza. This is 1/2 block from the subway and only 10 minutes from Midtown Manhattan. We look forward to seeing you soon!
Showroom Location: 4126 27th Street Long Island City, NY 11101
Phone: 718-472-5413 Fax: 718-472-5463 Cell: 917-541-4276(Otomo)
Hours: MON-FRI 10AM-6PM SAT 10AM-4PM Sunday Closed