San-J Tamari: About Us

Who are we at San-J, and what do we do?

It starts with our Tamari. Unlike typical soy sauce, which contains about 40-60% wheat, Tamari is a type of soy sauce that is made with 100% soybeans and no wheat. This means more soy protein is contained in the finished product, resulting in a milder taste and higher complexity of flavors in the sauce. It is said that Tamari is the origin of Japanese soy sauce, and our brewing methods continue to provide authentic food experiences in today's kitchens.

When the Sato family began making soy sauce and miso as the San-Jirushi company in 1804, they started a legacy that still boldly endures. Eight generations have passed along the method of brewing high-quality Tamari from the finest soybeans.

A Soy Sauce Brand for Everyone

Do you think it’s important to know what’s in your food and have confidence about the ingredients that go into your body? We make our Tamari with no artificial preservatives, flavors or color added, and it is non-GMO verified by the Non-GMO Project.

San-J Tamari contains no wheat, and it is certified gluten-free by the Gluten-Free Certification Organization. San-J Tamari is real, brewed soy sauce, not a substitute or alternative. You can still enjoy the full flavor of soy sauce even when you need to remove gluten from your diet.

We also have reduced-sodium options for people looking to cut down sodium intake.

Here at San-J, we want to provide the fullest of flavors to as many people as possible whether they enjoy authentic flavors or have special diet needs.

San-J Tamari is:

During our brewing process, we ferment soybeans for up to six months at our Virginia plant using the same methods passed down generations in the family.  We invite you to try our carefully crafted sauces and taste the Tamari difference.

The San-J Mission to Bring a Smile to Every Table

Soy sauce is one of the most important ingredients in Japanese kitchens and it is used for almost every Japanese recipe. Traditionally, it is used as a dip for sushi and sashimi, a condiment for tofu and vegetables, as well as a flavoring for simmered dishes, marinades, stir-frying, and pickling. 

We crafted our Tamari Soy Sauce to be a great flavor enhancer for all types of ingredients – poultry, meat, fish, tofu and vegetables. Add a few splashes of our Tamari to your sauce, soups, dressings, gravies, and casseroles. Our Tamari gives a rich, full flavor to any food without taking over their taste. That is the technique called kakushi-aji (hidden flavor) used by culinary professionals and skilled home chefs.

Whether you want to cook authentic Asian dishes or try to take your recipes to the next level, San-J Tamari can help you prepare the perfect meal.

Discover your favorite taste by trying our Asian Cooking Sauces, each made with a touch of Tamari Soy Sauce. Offering tangy, sweet, spicy and just about every flavor in between, each of our Cooking Sauces will give you a delicious blend of ingredients while saving you prep time. Enjoy healthy convenience by using our certified gluten-free, non-GMO sauces to enhance your meals.

Our desire to reinvigorate kitchens everywhere extends to meet special diet needs, including gluten-free, dairy-free, and plant-based diet.

We love to bring people together around the table and bring their smile with our products.

Let Us Help You With Your Cooking

Check our FAQ to find answers to commonly asked questions about cooking with our sauces. Visit our recipe page to get meal ideas. Sign up for our e-newsletter for new recipes, product updates and special offers.