Based out of San Francisco CA, Kenshin Sake is an online sake retailer started by Graig Inaba and Steven Santa Maria. It is our mission to bring you curated, high-quality sake from the best producers around the world. 

Why create Kenshin Sake?

We were frustrated with the (mis)information overload surrounding sake in the US, so we created Kenshin Sake. We committed ourselves to seek out high quality products, to educate and to bring out the full potential of sake. 

How we curate our collection

There are thousands of breweries each producing a slew of different sake. Of these, we are committed to selecting the best bottles that highlight the brilliant variety of sake. We sit down at the table, roll up our sleeves and dig into sakes’ aromas and tastes. We also cook and delve into food pairing ideas.


A design-focused shopping experience

Good design does not simply mean things have to look good. To us, good design also means that it should be as easy as possible for customers to buy products and to learn a few things about sake along the way. 

What does “Kenshin” mean?

Kenshin translates “to see clearly,” which we mean in a number of ways:

  • To see clearly allows us to enjoy the elegant qualities of sake
  • To see clearly allows us to enjoy the new experiences of sake
  • To see clearly allows us to enjoy the stories of breweries and their brewers
  • To see clearly allows us to enjoy sake together