A set of designer knives by Korin with red handles
The NYC Knife Shop That Professional Chefs Love To Go To
Pro chefs in New York City are frequently seen at Korin, a shop in Manhattan's Tribeca district that offers one of the most prolific collections of Japanese knives in the world.
Korin has established a reputation for quality craftsmanship by offering traditional Japanese knives, durable tableware, break-resistant glasses, and ramen noodle machines.
Founder Saori Kawano, a former public school teacher, opened Korin in 1982. Since then, she has been recognized for her entrepreneurial brilliance and commitment to social change.
Kawano has been recognized by groups like the James Beard Foundation and the United Nations, as well as by a Japanese foreign minister and the Japanese American Association.
Korin’s impressive client list includes chefs from respected culinary institutes, as well as fine hotels and restaurants like Daniel, Gramercy Tavern, and Wolfgang Puck.
Chefs from uber-popular, uber-expensive fine dinery Nobu also patronize Korin, and foodies worldwide make the showroom a destination when passing through The Big Apple.
Korin also provides knife-sharpening demonstrations to businesses, and professional chefs often show off their knife skills and culinary artistry at the Tribeca location.