In 1946, a small shoyu (soy sauce) manufacturing plant was established in Kalihi, Hawaii by five local Japanese families amidst post World War II. Aloha Shoyu™ Company has survived through competition to become one of today’s market leaders in Soy Sauce sales in Hawaii.

Aloha Shoyu continues to expand its line of quality products which now includes Lower Salt Soy Sauce, Aloha Gold Soy Sauce, Gluten-Free Soy Sauce, White Distilled Vinegar, Cider Vinegar, Sushi No Tomo Vinegar, Barbecue Sauce, Hawaiian Teriyaki Sauce, Somen Tsuyu Noodle Sauce, and Teriyaki Glaze and Marinades.

Tradition, local roots, and flavor make Aloha Shoyu products a favorite among Hawaiian islanders and visitors alike, so serve up your next favorite dish with a little Aloha.

Our Story

The name Aloha Shoyu was conceived to reflect our deeply rooted island heritage melded with our Japanese origin and to portray the company’s core values. The word Shoyu originates from Japan and is a term widely accepted in Hawaii which refers to Soy Sauce. Aloha, a term widely used as a greeting, also signifies important values in the Hawaiian culture, which includes kindness, unity, humility and perseverance.

Over the years our line has grown from only soy sauces, to include a variety of sauces, marinades, and vinegars to meet the changing and expanding needs of the consumer. It is with this attention to detail and dedication to our customers that Aloha Shoyu has captured over 65 percent of the market share in Hawaii.