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Tamari Substitute

List Of The 16 Best Tamari Substitutes

If you’ve got to replace tamari in your everyday cooking, fear not! Here are some fantastic alternatives to choose from that are sure to add delicious flavor.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 1 min
Cook Time 1 min
Course Substitutes
Cuisine Chinese
Servings 1
Calories 9 kcal


  • 1 Soy Sauce
  • 1 Shoyu sauce
  • 1 Mushroom Soy Sauce
  • 1 Fish sauce
  • 1 Liquid Aminos gluten-free
  • 1 Coconut Aminos gluten-free and soy free
  • 1 Miso Paste
  • 1 Maggi Seasoning
  • 1 Teriyaki
  • 1 Oyster Sauce
  • 1 Hoisin Sauce
  • 1 Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 Monosodium Glutamate
  • 1 Salt
  • 1 Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1 Umeboshi Vinegar


  • Starting with the Japanese-style soy sauce, shoyu sauce is a great alternative - just use it as you would tamari.
  • For a lighter taste, try mushroom soy sauce or liquid aminos which are both gluten-free.
  • For those wanting an Asian-style flavor similar to tamari, try coconut aminos or teriyaki, or opt for fish sauce if you’re after something more salty and pungent.
  • Miso paste is another excellent alternative packed full of umami – simply mix equal quantities of miso paste and hot water to reach the tamari consistency.
  • For something quintessentially, English flavor try replacing tamari with Worcestershire sauce or classic English balsamic vinegar for undeniable taste bud treats!


  • When using tamari substitutes, it's important to keep in mind how each of the options will impact the flavor of your dish.


Calories: 9kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 0.4gFat: 0.1gSaturated Fat: 0.02gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.1gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.02gCholesterol: 0.03mgSodium: 289mgPotassium: 20mgFiber: 0.1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 2IUVitamin C: 0.1mgCalcium: 3mgIron: 0.1mg
Keyword Tamari Substitutes
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