Press and Awards PNG

Ciara Troy

…founder & Managing Director of Oishii Foods Ltd has received media attention over the years not only as a strong female entrepreneur but also as a self-made business woman who has built a profitable food business from scratch. With no industry experience in either food or retail, Ciara started Oishii Foods with nothing more than a passion for Japanese Food and a desire to share her love of Japanese flavours with a wider audience. Oishii Foods is now the largest supplier of freshly made Japanese products to the retail sector in Ireland.


SFA Small Business Awards

Winner in the Food & Drink Category


Blas nah Eireann

Finalists for our Superior Sushi Selection

2022 & 2021

Business Allstar

Business Allstar Artisan Producer of the Year – AIBF (All Ireland Business Foundation)


SFA Small Business Awards

Finalists in the Food & Drink Category


Blas na hEireann

Awarded Silver for our Superior Sushi Selection.

2 Great Taste Awards

1 was for a Salmon, Brown Rice & Edamame Mealpot & our Teriyaki Sauce with Sesame.


Highly Commended

Won Highly Commended in the SFA Food & Drink Category


Ulster Bank’s Business Achievers Awards

Finalist in Ulster Bank’s Business Achievers Awards for Leinster’s Best Food & Drink Company.


4 Great Taste Awards

Winner of 4 Great Taste Awards – 2 stars awarded to Oishii’s Sushi Salad Bento;2 stars awarded to Oishii’s Vegetarian Salad Bento; 1 star awarded to Oishii’s Sakana Fish Sushi Selection & 1 star for Oishii’s delicious and authentic Teriyaki Sauce


Young Businesswoman

Winner of ‘Young Businesswoman 2011’ by Image Magazine.


CEB Client Award

Company Winner of ‘CEB Client Award’ at Wicklow County Enterprise Awards.


Outstanding Small Business

Small Firms Assocation (SFA) Finalist ‘Outstanding Small Business’ Award.

The numerous awards Oishii Foods has received are a testament to the hard work & commitment by Ciara and the team over the years as they strive for excellence & growth.

Gold Star Awards

As mentioned above, several Oishii Sushi products have received gold stars by the renowned Guild of Fine Food.

These stars are coveted by the food community and are not awarded lightly. It is with great pride that Oishii Foods has received a total of 5 gold star awards to date and they do not intend to stop there.

Ciara and her team at Oishii Foods are passionate about innovating new tastes & products and are always looking for new ideas. It is this innovative streak that will bring the business to the next level in years to come.

Local Enterprise International Women’s Day Event – 8th March 2016

It was a real privilege to be invited to speak as one of 5 professional panellists at the Local Enterprise International Women’s Day event 2016. It was a great opportunity to share my experiences as an entrepreneur & food business owner. It was a well attended event with over 300 delegates. The positive atmosphere in the room was contagious and the stories shared were inspiring.