Japanese grocery store list

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A frequently heard lament: Help! I can’t find [insert Japanese ingredient] at an Asian store!

A general Asian grocery store/supermarket is not the same as a Japanese grocery store. Most large general Asian stores are Chinese-focused (e.g. Paristore in France), or Korean-focused (e.g. H-Mart in the U.S.). This means that they only have limited shelf space for Japanese food. Yes, there is a difference between the cuisines!

For the best selection of Japanese groceries, go to the stores that are specified as being Japanese. (Two chains with supermarket-level stores are Mitsuwa and Marukai in the U.S. Seattle-area mini-chain Uwajimaya also has supermarket-sized stores.) Your second choice is Korean stores, who usually stock a large selection of Japanese foods. Chinese focused groceries generally only carry a small selection of Japanese food, and may even carry pretending-to-be-Japanese-but-really not food (such as snacks with odd Japanese on them). See this article about where to get Japanese foodstuffs for more.

shoppingbag-j.pngThis is a rapidly growing set of lists of Japanese grocery stores around the world. Ambitious yes, but with the help of Just Hungry readers, we hope to put together a definitive collection of lists. This is definitely a work in progress - please bookmark it and check back often. Note that Korean and Chinese groceries are also noted sometimes, since they often carry a lot of Japanese ingredients.

This is a list put together by you, the reader

We need your help! Tell us about your local Japanese grocery stores! in the comments! Please include the following information if possible - and please add the comment to the appropriate geographical region. Thank you!

The basic information needed is:

  • Name of store
  • Address
  • Phone number
  • Website if available
  • General comments about the size of store, selection, etc.

I’ve added an additional category for stores in Japan that visitors shouldn’t miss - for selection, uniqueness, etc.

Additional comments, corrections etc. for already listed stores are always welcome.

Updates

  • 02/21/13: Yes, this list is still being maintained, although a bit sporadically! I’ve given some overhauls to the Europe and France pages. Be sure to check out the comments on each page for more updates from readers.
  • 02/02/11: I’ve given a quick overhaul to the New York/northern New Jersey/Connecticut page, following my recent trip there. (I know, I need to update a whole lot of other pages! In the meantime, be sure to check out the comments under the geographical listings.)
  • 05/11/09: I have updated the France page again, specifically the listings and info for Lyon, which seems to be the second city as far as Japanese groceries go in France, though trailing Paris but a large margin. I’ve also updated the Germany page, especially the section on Düsseldorf, said to have the third largest Japanese expat population in Japan.
  • 04/16/09: I have substantially updated the France page, with listings added and edited for Paris especially.
  • 10/22/08: I haven’t had the time to sort and add new listings, but please look through the comments if you don’t find what you seek in the lists!
  • 3/24/08: The Germany page has been overhauled and updated.
  • 2/09/08: A big update to the United States page. Michigan in particular has a lot of new listings, thanks to Tess and an anonymous tipster! Also new listings for Texas, Massachusetts, Pittsburgh area of PA, and more. Smaller updates also to the Canada page. Thank you to everyone for contributing!
  • 2/03/08: The New York/northern New Jersey/Connecticut page is a lot better organized now. I’ve listed bookstore locations too since that’s of interest I think. (I should probably go back to CA and list the stores there too, or maybe a separate page for Japanese bookstores? hmm.)
  • 2/02:08: I’ve finally fixed the massive California page. If you are an Asian food fan in the U.S. that’s the state to be in for sure.
  • 1/29/08: The UK and Ireland page is gradually getting there. I’ve also split off France and Germany to their own pages. (Did you know that Düsseldorf is called Little Tokyo on the Rhine, and has not one but two Japanese bakeries with cafés attached?)
  • 1/28/08: The Australia/New Zealand page is now taking shape! Actually we have no suggestions yet for New Zealand… (or the Melbourne area) yet so waiting to hear from you if you live there! Incidentally, besides your suggestions I’ve also been surfing around Japanese expat sites and forums and things like that for information. I try not to get stuck reading all the grouching going on about their host countries. :) Interesting what’s out there in interweb-land….
  • 1/27/08: The Canada page is taking shape! The Europe section is in much better shape now. The UK and Ireland have been split off to their own page. I’m a bit confused about the big Asian supermarkets in Paris 13ème - there seem to be conflicting addresses for Paristore, Tang Frères and Big Store. If anyone can clarify the addresses for them that’d be great! I also managed to somehow throw out my back yesterday lifting some books, so updating may slow down a bit.
  • 1/26/08: Wow, the response so far has been overwhelming! Thank you! The USA page is already filling up fast. I’ve incorporated all the suggestions so far for that (if I forgot to credit you properly let me know!). I’ve split off the California and New York-metro area sections. I’ll work on the Europe, Canada and Australia/New Zealand sections over the weekend.
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Chong's Oriental Market Columbia Missouri

Name of store: Chong’s Oriental Market
Address: 701 Locust St, Columbia, MO
Phone number: (573) 443-1977
Website if available
General comments about the size of store, selection, etc.
It is a smallish store but they have a great variety of items… some fresh veggies, lots of canned items, refrigerated section, frozen section. People are very friendly. They have some cooking utensils too. I was able to pick up a Benriner mandolin slicer cheaper than I’d seen it online!

Hope | 17 February, 2008 - 07:22

Cool and Clean

One thing I noticed about that store is the temperature, it is always "just right" and I really like that. I purchase my fresh vegetables in Chong's.

http://chordsworld.com/luke-bryan-crash-my-party-chords/

Bertong Dashu | 15 April, 2013 - 03:03

Re: Chong's Oriental Market Columbia Missouri

If you live in the Columbia area, this is definitely the place to go. I've always been impressed by the variety of things they have in there. Even though they don't have the most Japanese food-stuffs (it's a Korean store, and Japanese is prioritized after Chinese food for obvious reasons), but you can find some really good umeboshi (pickled plum)for onigiri and pickled goods for sushi. They even have frozen unagi and stuff there. The ramen collection is pretty likable, and the snacks contain the standard squid crisps and Dr. You cookies.

Besides all that stuff, I've seen a lot of fish I can't identify. Oh, and bonito flakes! They have huge bags of bonito and everything you need to make furrikake and miso soup.

Pandalaimon | 27 January, 2014 - 00:07

Japanese Grocery in Chicago

I wanted to recommend a store in Chicago I haven’t seen listed on here. It’s pretty small and most of it is devoted to gift items and books, however there is a decent size section of Japanese foods. If you can’t make it out to Mitsuwa, and need a basic staple this may be a good choice.

Name:J Toguri

Phone: 773 929 3500

Address: 851 W. Belmont, Chicago

anon. | 2 March, 2008 - 11:34

Re: Japanese Grocery in Chicago

I wanted to recommend a store in Chicago I haven’t seen listed on here. It’s pretty small and most of it is devoted to gift items and books, however there is a decent size section of Japanese foods. If you can’t make it out to Mitsuwa, and need a basic staple this may be a good choice. Hier klicken

petrr | 3 September, 2012 - 12:44

Northern Ireland is poorly

Northern Ireland is poorly served in terms of Japanese or Asian grocery stores, with two noteable exceptions, although these are Belfast-based. Both of these service all Asian cuisines (Chinese, Japanese, Thai, etc).

  • Name of store
    Asian Supermarket

    • Address
      189 Ormeau Road Belfast, Northern Ireland
    • Phone number
      028 9032 6396

    • General comments about the size of store, selection, etc.
      A barn of a place, designed mainly for the restaurant trade, and pan-Asian in nature, but a reliable source of nanami togarishi, nori, etc. Best to go in with a list as it’s not a place for browsing, more of a warehouse, good prices, long established.

  • Name of store
    Lee Foods

    • Address
      96 Donegall Pass Belfast, Northern Ireland
    • Phone number
      028 9023 4222

    • General comments about the size of store, selection, etc.
      This is a new supermarket, attractively laid out in a renovated building in what might be termed Belfast’s Chinatown. More suited to browsing, it is also pan-Asian, with a good range of noodles, Japanese seasoning, etc. It’s the only place I have managed to get konnyaku, and I will admit to clearing their shelves of shichimi togarashi.

Maeve | 4 March, 2008 - 10:04

Re: Northern Ireland is poorly

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Re: Northern Ireland is poorly

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anon. | 16 August, 2012 - 15:20

Re: Northern Ireland is poorly

There's another one now on the lisburn road in Belfast, Camseng, it's behind the funeral parlour just east (towards belfast city centre)of the tesco, Mostly mixed asian stuff, they have the best value nori of the three though

Demariea | 22 February, 2013 - 02:47

Japanese Grocery in New Zealand

Japan Mart
Addres:
75 Anzac Ave, Auckland City
Phone number:
09-377 2226
Website: http://www.tokyofood.co.nz/aboutus/

Tofu Shop
Address:
Unit D, 50 Greville Rd Albany Auckland
Phone number:
09-479 9680

Samara | 7 March, 2008 - 12:07

Sacramento Japanese Market

Oto’s Marketplace
4990 Freeport Blvd
Sacramento, CA 95822
Phone: 916-424-2398
FAX: 916-424-5015
http://otosmarketplace.com

It’s well-known in the area for fresh fish, sushi, bentos, and a selection of Japanese candy. Small produce area, and some housewares. Parking lot is small and employees are friendly.

anon. | 13 March, 2008 - 01:31

Re: Sacramento Japanese Market

Asiana is the best resource for Japanese groceries in town. Colorado Springs is bespeckled with a large amount of Chinese and Korean grocers (there is not a single JAPANESE market), but Asiana is half and half Japanese and Korean, and there are various small items from China, Thailand, and other places as well. The prices are a little more than you may expect, but any city away from the coast is like that, and the shop people are super friendly. If you compare to other Asian grocers in town, Asiana is much more cleanly, and they will special order products for you if you tell them what you are looking for. It is obviously no Marukai or Mitsuwa, but it’s the best resource outside of ordering online. :) Friendly staff!!
Regards Margahayuland

anond | 2 June, 2013 - 11:48

Winnipeg!

Wasabi At Home

99 Osborne Street
Winnipeg, MB R3L2R4

Arirang Oriental Food Mart

1799 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R3J 0G2

heavensearth | 13 March, 2008 - 13:14

Orange County, California, USA

Mitsuwa Marketplace
665 Paularino Ave
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(714) 557-6699
www.mitsuwa.com
* Hours:
Mon-Sun 9:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
More like a mini shopping mall, with a food court, bookstore, gift store, and a modern well stocked grocery store with fresh fish, meat, produce and most everything.
my favorite so far

Marukai Market
2975 Harbor Blvd.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Phone:(714) 751-8433
www.marukai.com/
* Hours:
Mon-Sat 9:30 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
Sun 9:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
I think there is an annual membership fee
I have never been inside this store.

lisa ann | 15 March, 2008 - 08:56

Online Japanese Supermarket

Modern Marketing
Japan Super
606 E. 1st Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
213-680-9595

Japan Super is an online Japanese grocery store that ships anywhere in the continental USA. They are owned and operated by a Japanese family with over 50 years in the retail market business. They carry imported Japanese groceries, Japanese style meat, fish, fresh Japanese produce, freshly made Fugetsu-Do mochi, Yamazaki bakery products and Niitaka-ya tsukemono, specialty food and gift items.

supermum | 6 April, 2008 - 02:15
supermum | 22 April, 2008 - 20:53

Japanese Markets in North Carolina

Raleigh area:

Toyo Shokuhin
748 East Chatham St.
Cary, NC 27511
919-319-1620

Smallish but complete.

Jacksonville area:

Tomodachi Market
202 Brynn Marr Rd
Jacksonville, NC 28546
910-353-0194

Excellent selection. Right off Western Blvd. near NC 24.

Matsuya

1537 Freedom Way(NC 24)
Hubert, NC
910-577-1134

Small family run grocery.

anon. | 8 April, 2008 - 16:15

More stores in Georgia

Tomato Japanese Grocery
7124 Pechtre Indstrl Blvd
Norcross, GA 30071

2086 Cobb Parkway
Smyrna, GA 30080

Its a bit hard to find because its inside the sush yokoi restaurant! When you go into the restaurant it splits into two and on the left is Tomato. They are a small market but exclusively Japanese. I’ve found some unique items that are not at your local H Mart! They also have a membership program where you pay 10 dollars a year and get 5% off all your purchases. Brush up on your Japanese though as the staff all communicates in Japanese, but will help you in English of course.

99 Ranch Market
5150 Buford Highway, Doraville, GA 30340

Here are the addresses for the Hmarts
2550 Pleasant Hill Road, Duluth, GA 30096
6335 Hwy 85, Riverdale, GA 30274
10820 Abbotts Bridge Road, Johns Creek, GA
One more is being built on Peachtree Industrial Blvd currently.

Hoa Binh Seafood Market
4897 Buford Highway, Chamblee, GA 3034

Jessica | 13 April, 2008 - 15:26

Miami stores and more stores in Toronto area.

—-TORONTO, CANADA—-
Sandown Market (West)
826 Browns Line, Etobicoke, Ontario, M8W 3W2, Canada
(416)259-8260
http://yellowpages.ca/bus/Ontario/Etobicoke/Sandown-Market-West/2519443....
A tiny store, much like Sanko. Offers groceries, video rentals, medicines, and fresh fish. Occasionally carries freshly made Mochi. Offers Osechi for new year.

Another branch in Scarborough:
Sandown Market (East)
4385 Sheppard Avenue East, Toronto, Canada

—-MIAMI, FLORIDA—-
Iseya
5623 S.W. 107th Ave., Miami, FL 33173
(305)274-7284
Tiny store. Offers groceries, video rentals, magazines and toiletries.
Southeast corner of Miller and 107th. Closed on Wednesdays.

Lucky Oriental Mart
8356 SW 40th St #D-1, Miami, FL
(305)220-2838
Chinese groceries store operated by Taiwanese. Carries some Japanese items like curry blocks, seaweeds, frozen gyoza, natto, edamame, short grain rice, ramen, snacks, drinks and more. Good selection of vegetarian meat alternative products.

adora | 16 April, 2008 - 22:05

LLucky Oriental Mart has some bento supplies!

A couple of weeks ago I found two bento boxes hidden in the last aisle, but the basics for cute decorating aren’t sold there. There’s an entirely huge aisle of candy and sweets and Ramune of every flavor possible.

Teresa | 24 April, 2008 - 22:01

Colorado Springs, CO

Asiana Market
5740 N Carefree Circle
Colorado Springs, CO 80917
(719) 570-9732

Asiana is the best resource for Japanese groceries in town. Colorado Springs is bespeckled with a large amount of Chinese and Korean grocers (there is not a single JAPANESE market), but Asiana is half and half Japanese and Korean, and there are various small items from China, Thailand, and other places as well. The prices are a little more than you may expect, but any city away from the coast is like that, and the shop people are super friendly. If you compare to other Asian grocers in town, Asiana is much more cleanly, and they will special order products for you if you tell them what you are looking for. It is obviously no Marukai or Mitsuwa, but it’s the best resource outside of ordering online. :) Friendly staff!! A++

Hollister | 16 May, 2008 - 18:02

Re: Colorado Springs, CO

Unfortunately, asiana has become about 95% korean.

anon. | 10 September, 2009 - 07:28

Baton Rouge, LA

Oriental Market
162 Lee Dr
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
(225) 761-9371

This is mainly a Korean market and has a good selection of Japanese sauces, noodles, and prepared foods (frozen and non-perishable). There is a very limited selection of fresh vegetables.

Laura | 27 June, 2008 - 02:56

Super Oriental (or Super Kise)

México City, México.

División del Norte #2515 esq. Londres
Col. del Carmen, Coyoacán, México.
(55) 5688 2981 / (55) 5688 4298 / (55) 5604 9642 / (55) 5605 4990

www.superoriental.com

It’s a medium sized store, but as far as I could tell, carries everything needed for Japanese, Chinese and probably Korean cooking except fresh vegetables. They do carry both brand names as well as smaller packages done by the company (So if one is hesitant to buy a 30 dlls. bag of bonito flakes, for example, there’s a smaller, 4 dlls bag too, or even smaller ones) They also sell cooking equipment and, although they didn’t had any last time I went, bento boxes. The attention is amazingly good and they also have cooking classes on the weekends.

anon. | 11 July, 2008 - 14:47

Japanese grocery store in Finland

Name:
Tokyokan

Address:
Annankatu 20
00120 Helsinki

Phone number:
(09) 622 5553

Telefax:
(09) 622 5552

Website:
www.tokyokan.fi

Comments:
It is a little and nice store that has more than grocerys. They have yukatas and knifes for cooking ect. They even sell some magazines and manga (japanese comic). Even thought it is small you can find the stuff you need from there. And if they do not have the thing you have searching for - you can always request that they will start buying the stuff that you want. But I myself think that the selection is good compared to its size.

Yu-chin | 4 August, 2008 - 00:46

The Japanese Market- Miami Beach Florida

Address-1412 79th Street Cswy
North Bay Village, Miami Beach FL 33141

Phone number-(305) 861-0143

Website if available- http://japanese-market.com

General comments about the size of store:
A large selection of Japanese materials from frozen foods to cooking materials. (off subject- They also sell shampoos, candy, books, and videos. All in Japanese.)They are very reasonably priced (25 Gyoza skins for $1.48) and are have a sushi counter which is happy to teach you how to make the sushi.

Amy | 6 August, 2008 - 22:34

Shop in Cardiff (Wales)

* Name of store : Cardiff Korean & Japanese Foods
* Address : 116 Woodville Road

Cardiff,
South Glamorgan
CF24 4EE
* Phone number : 029 2022 3225
* Open : Mon-Sat 9:30-6:30, Sun 11-4pm

The owner is Korean, even if the shop is not really big you can find most of the basic for japanese cooking. The staff is really helpful. And if like me you like Kimichi, the owner’s mother made her own.

Melusine | 15 September, 2008 - 18:38

Its a great shop, but

Its a great shop, but sometimes run out of kimchi and soju too quickly. Booo hooo

Lloyd Cozens | 12 November, 2008 - 20:17

Re: Its a great shop, but

Hi what store?

Where is it located? Thanks.

Julia | 27 July, 2010 - 00:43

Greenville SC Stores

Korean Market

8590 Pelham Rd # 21
Greenville, SC 29615
(864) 284-9191

It’s a smallish store that has some fresh refrigerated ingredients. The rest is essentials, snacks, kitchen/tableware, and movies. They are very reasonably priced, but most of the labels are in Korean, so you may have to ask the cashier for help.

Japanese Food Store Tanpopo

8590 Pelham Rd # 7
Greenville, SC 29615
(864) 288-2755

It’s a very small store attached to a sushi bar. It has the essentials, plus some snacks, movies, and a small refrigerated section. They are also very reasonably priced. The shelves also have labels with English descriptions and price plus the Japanese characters, so you can pick something up and compare the label to ensure you’re buying the right thing.
Very cool.

anon. | 22 October, 2008 - 07:49

Japanese Store in Michigan

Address provided by Yahoo search is incorrect.

Correct address is:

2867 Washtenaw, Ypsilanti, Michigan 48197

anonymous | 2 November, 2008 - 00:02

Looking for help!

I’d like to open a Japanese grocery in my city…about 150mi from Chicago. How? Anyone know a wholesaler that will set up / stock the store? Any advice would be appreciated…thanks! Papyrus…

Papyrus | 7 November, 2008 - 03:50

Re: Looking for help!

Did anyone ever help ou find wholesalers to open a Japanese Market? I am trying to open on in Salt Lek City and could use the ame help.

Dennis | 5 July, 2009 - 01:27

Philadelphia

Philadelphia is pretty well known for Chinatown. While there are no outright stores down there that scream “We sell bento supplies!”, by hunting around it’s possible to pick up a ongiri mold here, a lunch box there.
I found the green plastic leaves at the Assi Supermarket outside Philadelphia, on Welsh Road. The supermarket has a great variety of foods, fresh, frozen, and prepared and a third of the building has mini-stores, selling cosmetics and health supplies, clothing and other odds and ends. It also has a food court of Korean and sushi.
H Mart on Rte. 611 is more of a supermarket inside a mini-mall, though the small stores are more mall-like. It also has a food court, Korean and sushi.
Personally, I’d rather go to those two stores, because everything has an English alternative label and they are super clean…

Rachel | 12 November, 2008 - 00:24

British Columbia, Canada

Izumi-ya

160-7971 Alderbridge Way

Richmond, B.C. V6X 2A4
(604)-303-1171

Has everything from vegetables to fish (even seafood for nabe or sashimi), makes fresh bento/meals everyday. Sells instant food wholesale, has video rentals too.

Izumi-ya is a bit small and hard to find, but I <3 it a lot!

lenahuen | 24 November, 2008 - 09:43

Re: British Columbia, Canada

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anon. | 22 March, 2013 - 04:55

Best Japanese grocery in Sydney

Trust me, ‘Maruyu Mart’ is the best Japanese grocery in the whole of Sydney, AUS. Located:283-285 Clarence Street (basement level). Telephone: 02-9267-0888. Website: For map refer to,
http://www.patochan.com.au/2005/sydney/index_sydney.htm

Love hanging out here - best prices in Sydney, abundant variety, helpful staff, stamp-card system leading to discount - sincerely like stepping into a Tokyo grocery store! Upstairs is attached a Japanese $2 shop and travel agent - just as great. Closes a little after 7pm ‘cept on Sundays, 5pm.

Maz | 5 January, 2009 - 03:58

Re: Best Japanese grocery in Sydney

I dropped by 'Maruyu Mart' to get some supplies on the weekend, i'm not Japanese, but looking to start cooking and have a thing for japanese food. Great recommendation.

Only thing i need now is to find somewhere in Sydney i can buy a good quality bento box for my work lunches, can't do online at the moment till i pay off the c/c.

SexyNinjaMonkey | 22 February, 2009 - 14:46

Re: Best Japanese grocery in Sydney

I dropped by 'Maruyu Mart' to get some supplies on the weekend, i'm not Japanese, but looking to start cooking and have a thing for japanese food. Great recommendation.

Only thing i need now is to find somewhere in Sydney i can buy a good quality bento box for my work lunches, can't do online at the moment till i pay off the c/c. Acai Beery

martin3 | 31 August, 2012 - 10:50

Asian grocery - addition for Coventry, West Midlands

* Fresh Asia
* 9b Cannon Park Centre, Lynchgate Rd, Coventry, West Midlands CV4 7EH
* 024 7669 0969
.
Fresh Asia focuses on Chinese, Korean and Japanese ingredients (I think there might be some Thai too, but when the script on the packet isn't Roman, I find it hard to tell!)

There is a small selection of fresh stuff - mooli/daikon, fresh tofu - but the main strength is rice (wow! how many kinds of rice?), staples/dry goods, and frozen food. The selection of Japanese food was pretty good, I thought - I did get over-enthusiastic and buy way too much! (I put pictures up on flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/24810486@N04/sets/72157612654239557/) I think they stock all the basics, and they do have stuff that I would regard as speciality: cooked eel (frozen) and natto.

This shop is much better for Japanese foods than the East West oriental grocery that used to be in the centre of town (but I still wish that hadn't closed down!).

I imagine the shop gets a lot of custom from Warwick University's overseas students, it being right next to the campus.

Awfulknitter | 18 January, 2009 - 11:58

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Norfolk and Virginia Beach, Virginia

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Amber | 1 December, 2008 - 18:02

Japanese Food Onlone: Suzuya Japanese Market in CANADA

Suzuya Japanese Market
5317 Lane St., Burnaby, BC, Canada V5H 2H4
604-685-7119

http://suzuya.ca
They ship Japanese grocery items anywhere in CANADA.

anon. | 5 May, 2009 - 11:23

Kotobukiya in Boston - closed

The Japanese grocery store, Kotobukiya near Boston, has closed as of 5/10/09.

Misa | 17 May, 2009 - 14:25

Re: Kotobukiya in Boston - closed

There are plenty of wonderful Japanese places in Boston area - here is a good list:

http://www.yelp.com/list/japanese-grocery-stores-in-greater-boston-cambr...

My favorite is the first place listed (helps that I live only 1/2 mile away from it) - Reliable Market
45 Union Sq
Somerville, MA 02143

They sell some sushi quality fish but best is New Deal Fish Market (I live across the street from it!!)
622 Cambridge St
Cambridge, MA 02141

Sari | 5 April, 2011 - 06:26

Re: Kotobukiya in Boston - closed

65 Riverside Ave Medford, MA 02155 | p : 781-391-0012 | e : info [at] ebisuyamarket [dot] com

http://www.yelp.com/biz/ebisuya-japanese-market-medford

http://ebisuyamarket.com/index-en.php

Ebisuya! I just went there for the first time yesterday! It is a tabemono heaven on earth, right in Medford Center. May this comment console those in the Metro Boston environs that there is satiation for your cravings for Japanese food and cute, innovative Japanese items that are pricey but too cute to pass up! I finally got some fresh daifuku...onigiri *which I know I should make myself, however it brings back memories of snacking in Tokyo. My Japanese mother was complaining and sad that the Burlington MA H-mart didn't sell o-mochi for her New Year's Day ozoni. New Year's in March. Ozoni anytime!

Mochi Monster | 13 March, 2013 - 20:04

Kamloops, BC Canada

Mori Mori Grocery is a store in kamloops BC on Landsdowne right next to (and owned by) Sanbiki Resturant. Their address is:

1250 5th Avenue
Kamloops, BC
V2C3P8
Canada

Phone Number: 250-377-3270

This store contains a wide variety of Japanese and some Korean foods. It has dry goods, frozen sea foods and other meats, rice, Ramune (I love ramune!), Miso, cooking sake, mirin etc.

Tyler Kennedy | 14 June, 2009 - 02:32

Re: Japanese grocery store list - Massachusetts

Kotobukiya in Massachusetts has sadly closed. They were located in the Lesley University building and were booted to make way for a book store. T_T Booooooooo!!!

Carrie | 8 August, 2009 - 02:47

Re: Japanese grocery store list - Massachusetts

I just posted a reply to the sad person above regarding Kotobukiya:

There is hope-
http://ebisuyamarket.com/index-en.php
65 Riverside Ave Medford, MA 02155 | p : 781-391-0012 | e : info [at] ebisuyamarket [dot] com

the Yelp site has photos--doesn't it look great? I enjoyed my first visit yesterday. I was able to satisfy my cravings and purchased the difficult-to-find items at a better price than online or Whole Foods.
http://www.yelp.com/biz/ebisuya-japanese-market-medford

I hope people find out about this lovely Japanese market for the natto needy or the mochi monsters or the sushi samurai or the calpico consumers or the homesick traveler. Please visit Ebisuya. I am a customer who really wants an accessible local Japanese food store, yah!

Medford Mochi | 13 March, 2013 - 20:16

Re: Japanese grocery store list

Japanese grocery in Valencia, Spain

Name: Japon.es

Adress: Avenida Reino Valencia 52, bajo izquierda

Phone: +34 963733028

No web that I know

There're almost all the basics in the shop. It's not really big, but you can find rice, sauces, umeboshi (I couldn't find them anywhere else),nori, mirin....etc, etc. They also have rice cookers and yukata. It's a bit expensive, but almost the only genuine japanese grocery store near valencia that I know...And the woman there's very very friendly and can help you a lot if you ask her what you're looking for or what you want to cook! (She gently explained me a few years ago how to make onigiris without a rice cooker :) )

Hope it helps!

Mireia | 7 September, 2009 - 15:50

Fresh Asia Nottingham, East Midlands, UK

Fresh Asia (Nottingham)

Name: Fresh Asia
Address: 129A High Rd, Beeston, NG9 2LH
Phone number: N/A
Website: http://www.orientalmart.co.uk/
Comments:

They're a small shop but they cram everything in! They're always fully stocked and are normally very helpful. They offer delivery for shopping over £30 and orders can be made from the site above.

Mon1ca | 29 December, 2009 - 19:06

San Juan Puerto Rico

Name: Oriental Food & Arts
Address:
1020 Ave Ashford
Santurce San Juan PR
Tel.: 787-722-0788
Comments: It has an amazing selection of Asian (Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Thai, you name it) food that's not available around here. Great for anyone who's remotely into trying out the cuisine styles and affordable prices.

bql | 7 January, 2010 - 05:49

Re: Japanese grocery store list in Maryland

* Maruichi
* 1047 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852
* 301-545-0101
* Small Japanese grocery store but has a great selection of items including fresh vegetables, frozen and dry foods, small appliances, beauty products, sake and fresh mochi in December. Owners are a super nice and helpful Japanese family.

anon. | 8 January, 2010 - 22:59

Indianapolis, IN

The best place I found in Indy was:

Saraga International Grocery
3605 Commercial Drive
Indianapolis, IN

They are also opening a new location on the southside in a strip mall at Madison Avenue and Stop 11 Road.

Spritey | 17 April, 2010 - 09:20

Brookline, Massachusetts

JAPAN VILLAGE MART

200 Washington St
Brookline, MA 02445

(617) 274-8651

*Less than a 5 minute walk from the Brookine Village T stop (C-Green Line).

*Smaller than Kotobukiya, but decent selection. Very friendly staff. Fresh sushi daily for quick pick-up lunch.

Marie Minako | 4 May, 2010 - 01:16

In New Haven, Connecticut / Durham, North Carolina, USA

Oriental Pantry
(203) 865-2849
486 Orange Street
New Haven, CT 06511

This long-time resident of New Haven is run by a nice Korean woman from Pusan. She makes futomaki, shumai, homemade kimchi, and bi bim bop fresh daily and will also make the Korean version of soba noodles seasonally. Plus there's tea and coffee. This shop carries almost everything you could need for Japanese cuisine, including all the spices, rice, sauces, oils, cooking implements, kampyo, fresh vegetables, Pocky, mochi, etc. She also stocks Thai, Korean, and Indian ingredients. Plus there is a very nice gift section and a place to eat.
Read reviews here: http://www.yelp.com/biz/oriental-pantry-grocery-and-gifts-new-haven

Oriental Supermarket
(919) 489-5116
3738 Chapel Hill Blvd Ste D
Durham, NC 27707
Open every day except Sunday

This Korean market can be tricky to find; it's off 15-501 Business on the service road near Kurama and Sitar restaurants, in a large parking lot. The sign is entirely in Korean but the lady who manages it speaks English. There's a great selection of frozen foods, huge bags of rice, fresh shiitake and eringe mushrooms, daifuku mochi, Oi Ocha, Japanese sauces, oils, and vinegars, nori, kabocha, noodles, plus some Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese goods. There are also cooking implements and gifts. My one complaint is that their soba noodles are really wimpy and tasteless. But they are extremely helpful and friendly and their prices are okay.

smsingram | 29 June, 2010 - 20:34

Re: Japanese grocery store list

http://animexx.onlinewelten.com/onlineclub-gastronomie.php?doc_modus=7&s...

rather than posting a new store i thought i contributed by sharing a list of german stores and restaurants. it all in german, but i guess it might expand the list somewhat.

anon. | 9 July, 2010 - 12:49

Re: Japanese grocery store list

Awesome site and sister site (justBento).
There are a number of shops in Auckland, NZ for japanese staples.

One little trader that I have found for a number of great things is "Japanese: Lifestyle goods designed in Japan" located at 75 Dominion Road, Mt Eden, Auckland.
Ph 64 9 6388038
website www.japanlife.co.nz - however the website does not show that they also sell some basic foods (rice, sake, mirin, bonito flakes, dashi stock, etc).

I will add more shops as I remember to get the details.

Jean | 24 September, 2010 - 09:21

Re: Japanese grocery store list

Store Name: Kim's Oriental Grocery
Address: 1305 S Division St #5, Salisbury, MD 21804
Phone #: (410) 860-9576
Website: None Available
Comments:
I have a small list of things they carry, which can be useful in some japanese dishes.
-Ginkgo Nuts
-Anko Paste
-Hon Dashi
-Kombu Kelp
-Anoki Mushrooms
-Dried Shrimp
-Dried Shiitake
-Dried assortment of mushrooms
-Boiled Octopus
-Smoked Eel
-Frozen Doriyaki
-Frozen Taiyaki
-Frozen Tofu Dango
-Mirin
-Roasted Nori
-Rice (From Sushi to Medium Grain)
-Assorted Fish
-Dried Whole Squid
-Black Bean Paste
-Sesame Oil
-Oyster Sauce
-Kamaboko
-Gyoza Skins
-Occassional Fresh Vegetables
-Japanese Pumpkin
-Japanese Sweet Potatos
(That's the last time I was there)
-Pocky
-Yan-Yan
-Bonita Flakes (but in small individual packets)
-Beni Shoga (Pickled Sliced Ginger)
-White Miso Paste
-Red Miso Paste
-Kitchen Ware
-Table Ware

Okay, so far I know that these are absolutely available there, and have seen and/or purchased them myself. Their fresh vegetables change naturally, and they may not always have a vegetable in you want.

The store is very clean and the people are very nice. They don't speak very good English, but if you can pronounce the Japanese names they can usually help you locate an item. Though it's easier to just to look around, you rarely have to ask them much if you know what exactly what it is you're looking for.

Jennifer Bauters | 1 November, 2010 - 08:17

Re: Japanese grocery store list

East West Imports
203 West Myrtle Street
Fort Collins, CO 80521-2837
(970) 493-0808
http://www.eastwestimportsllc.com/

East West Imports, since 1969, has offered the best of East Asia to Northern Colorado including gifts of all kinds, kimonos, and cooking ingredients. Originally founded by Choko Oshima to offer a broader cultural experience of the East in the West, EWI continues to offer classes in cooking, calligraphy, tea ceremony, origami, and Japanese language. In the shop you will find everything from rare antiques to books to paper lanterns in all sizes, shapes, and colors and much, much more.

Nora Su Alvarado | 18 November, 2010 - 07:26

Re: Japanese grocery store list/ Scottsdale, AZ

In scottsdale Arizona in the US there is
House of Rice
3221 N Hayden Rd
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
the phone number is 480-947-6698
their website is: http://www.houserice.com/

this is a very small store but a lot is packed in there. they carry a nice variety of ingredients for mostly Japanese, some Korean, Chinese, Indonesian, and surprisingly dutch cooking. The only downside is there is no fresh produce. They also carry bento boxes chopsticks, and kimonos. Their website doesn't have any of their cooking items so you actually have to go to the location to see what they carry.

Akoy | 5 January, 2011 - 10:24

Nishi's Japan Store Switzerland Zürich

Nishi's Japan Store
Address:Schaffhauserstrasse 120, 8057 Zürich
Tel:044 363 1163
FAX:044 362 3892
E-mail:info [at] nishishop [dot] ch

Opening hours
Monday - Friday : 9:00 - 18:30
Saturday : 9:00 - 16:00

You can also order online food and wares.

Site:www.nishishop.ch

dragon | 13 January, 2011 - 20:43

Re: Nishi's Japan Store Switzerland Zürich

Nishi's is on the Europe list under Switzerland already....has been there since the beginning, since it is (or was) my local Japanese grocery store!

(As for the other submissions here...I know, I need to incorporate them into the main lists)

maki | 14 January, 2011 - 02:22

Utah Japanese Market

Japan Sage Market
1515 South Main Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84115
(801)484-4122
They have a modest selection of pantry items, frozen foods, fresh vegetables and dishes. They also have a collection of anime and manga.
At New Year's you can order a dinner for take out. They also offer bento boxes and some other freshly made meals.
The staff is really friendly I love going there for mochi!

anon. | 2 February, 2011 - 22:33

Re: Japanese grocery store list Melbourne, Australia

Here's a few I just read about in Melbourne....

Melbourne

Suzuran

(03) 9882 2349

1025 Burke Road, Hawthorn, 3122

Fujimart

(03) 9826 5839

34A Elizabeth, South Yarra, 3141

Ichiba Junction (Daiwa Food)

(03) 9562 7522

17 Murdock Street, Clayton South 3169 VIC
Online Sales - www.ichibajunction.com.au

Jireh Korean & Japanese

(03) 9543 6903

309 Clayton Rd, Clayton, 3168

Tokyo Deli

(03) 9523 6200

418 Glenhuntly Road, Elsterwick, 3185

Omuro

(03) 9591 0633

9 Church Street, Brighton, 3186

Mermaid | 7 March, 2011 - 10:33

Re: Japanese grocery store list

Our grocery store is definitely not a Japanese or Asian market but aside from quality food and produce, we do offer fresh sushi and other Japanese and Asian products.

Detroit Grocery Store

With that said, the metro Detroit area does have plenty of extremely quality markets and stores dedicated solely to Japanese and/or Asian foods.

For example One World Market, which is located in Novi, Michigan (about 25 minutes outside of Detroit) has one of the best selections we've seen.

There's a very large Middle Eastern community in the Detroit and Metro Detroit Areas...specifically Dearborn, Michigan. Although the culture is very different from Japanese, you still can find some really cool and interesting things.

Hope that helps!

Jason S. | 26 April, 2011 - 03:37

Re: Japanese grocery store list

Hey Maki!

"Den Kinesiske Købmand" ("The Chinese Grocer" in English) in Copenhagen has its own website with an online shop: http://www.denkinesiskekoebmand.dk/ (your link is just a review).

Agains, love your site! Use it all the time when I long to go back to Japan!

Rikke | 20 July, 2011 - 20:58

Medford, Massachusetts

Ebisuya Japanese Market

65 Riverside Ave
Medford, MA 02155

(781) 391-0012

http://ebisuyamarket.com/

* Nice market Now that the Porter's Kotobuki is gone, this is probably one of the best Japanese focused Market in greater Boston. (* comment from Yelp)

Taitsuho | 30 August, 2011 - 14:15

Re: Japanese grocery store list

Our grocery store is definitely not a Japanese or Asian market but aside from quality food and produce, we do offer fresh sushi and other Japanese and Asian products.
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Jennifer Lois | 26 September, 2011 - 10:18

Re: Japanese grocery store list

J-Mart
309 Aragona Blvd, Suite 111
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
(757) 201-3520

The store is very small, they carry some frozen seafood, frozen thin sliced pork, as well as frozen thin sliced beef. The selection is not very large they carry an assortment of canned coffees, a decent selection of junk food, a nice selection of ramen and yakisoba noodles. As well as rices. The sauce selection is really what makes this place stand out. Other Asian markets in my area have a larger selection of Asian seasonings, spices and sauces, but none have as much Japanese as J-Mart. Worst thing is no selection of fresh vegetables. Friendly, courteous and helpful staff. They also have a nice selection of Japanese videos, I can't comment more as I am not fluent in nor can I read Japanese.

For veg goto
Asian Supermarket
200 N Great Neck Rd
Virginia Beach, VA 23454
(757) 498-1222

This store has everything from durian fruit to live eels, lobster, and crab with a decent selection of fresh fish. The vegetable selection there is what really sets this store apart. From jalapenos to fresh peanuts, they have it all. Bok choy, fresh dill and cilantro, bean sprouts, tofu, jellyfish, it's as close to Asia as you can get in my neck of the woods without going. Their prices are also very competitive with local name brand stores. In fact my wife and I (both Caucasian American) have chosen to support the store by doing all our weekly shopping there.

RaH | 12 October, 2011 - 15:51

Re: Japanese grocery store list

So it's back to Fuji Super. We're in luck! They have everything we wanted — and we get a free vinyl grocery bag! After paying, we try not to look suspicious as we pack the booty into our back-pack and we're off!..

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loria hastin | 3 November, 2011 - 05:58

Re: Japanese grocery store list

With that said, the metro Detroit area does have plenty of extremely quality markets and stores dedicated solely to Japanese and/or Asian foods.

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Alum anaja | 3 December, 2011 - 18:09

Re: Japanese grocery store list

Des Moines, Iowa

Gong Fu Tea- 414 East 6th St., Des Moines, Iowa. Ships within the 48 contiguous United States. http://www.gongfu-tea.com

anon. | 6 December, 2011 - 22:32

Re: Japanese grocery store list

Do not forget...

Double Dragon Food Market
1537 2nd Ave, Des Moines, IA 50314
(515) 284-0527

Wang's Market
3005 100th St, Urbandale, IA 50322
(515) 402-9284

Asian Foods
1623 6th Ave, Des Moines, IA 50314‎
(515) 280-7667

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kapil | 7 December, 2011 - 19:06

RE: Japanese grocery store list - Israel

Hope this list is still being reviewed.
To help with the Middle Eastern part of the world, there's a pretty good Asian food importer in Israel that provides mainly Japanese and Chinese food-stuff. I couldn't find miso paste anywhere else.

East & West
17 Hacharmel st., Tel Aviv
Phone No. +972 3 5222495
Website: http://www.eastwest-food.co.il/ntext.asp?psn=7

I haven't been there in a while, but I remember that the selection is far greater than any other stores that carry anything remotely Japanese. We have plenty of big supermarkets, health food stores and Philippines grocery stores, but they only carry sushi ingredients.

Hiphopanonymus | 19 December, 2011 - 07:36

Re: Japanese grocery store list

Hi, this is my first time i have visited here. I found many interesting stuffs, thanks for sharing and keep up the good work. A couple of weeks ago I found two bento boxes hidden in the last aisle, but the basics for cute decorating aren’t sold there. There’s an entirely huge aisle of candy and sweets and Ramune of every flavor possible.

anon. | 25 December, 2011 - 09:20

Re: Japanese grocery store list

"Japan Sage Market
1515 South Main Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84115
(801)484-4122
They have a modest selection of pantry items, frozen foods, fresh vegetables and dishes. They also have a collection of anime and manga."

Hey friend, are you sure this store is currently open? I have visited it since I live in Utah but couldn´t find it, I also asked to people living on that street and none could help, maybe is something wrong with the address?

Thanks in advance!

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Sharla Lungsford | 26 December, 2011 - 19:36

Re: Japanese grocery store list

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radyo dinle | 31 December, 2011 - 03:22

East West Imports in Fort Collins, CO

East West Imports
203 W Myrtle St · Fort Collins, CO 80521
(970) 493-0808
This wonderful little store was my go-to place for Japanese cooking ingredients when I lived in Fort Collins. The store sells Japanese groceries in addition to Asian gifts, dishware and some bento supplies. Although it is a fairly small store, I was always able to find the staples I needed for my recipes and the people working there were always friendly and helpful. The only thing they are lacking is a fresh produce section. All I can say is I really miss living close enough to East West to shop there, I haven't found another store quite like it.

anon. | 13 January, 2012 - 21:01

Re: Japanese grocery store list

Interesting idea. If I find a store in Belgium, I'll be sure to come by and post it as I'm currently looking for Japanese shops :) -Geld lenen

Lenen G | 8 February, 2012 - 01:44

Re: Japanese grocery store list

I wanted to recommend a store in Chicago I haven’t seen listed on here. It’s pretty small and most of it is devoted to gift items and books, however there is a decent size section of Japanese foods. If you can’t make it out to Mitsuwa, and need a basic staple this may be a good choice.

Name:J Toguri

Phone: 773 929 3500

Address: 851 W. Belmont, Chicago

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shreya | 20 February, 2012 - 11:17

Re: Japanese grocery store list

In Groningen, the Netherlands, (north) is a large asian supermarket.

Amazing Oriental Groningen B.V
Korreweg 51
9714 AB Groningen
050 5776538
www.amazingoriental.com‎

This is a very Chinese- centric store but it's very large (for up here) and has a small amount of Japanese specific items but has fresh vegetables, a large frozen food section, dishes, and cooking equipment.

Lisa Watkins | 20 February, 2012 - 13:24

Re: Japanese grocery store list

Interesting idea. If I find a store in Belgium, I'll be sure to come by and post it as I'm currently looking for Japanese shops :)

Els | 24 February, 2012 - 03:45

Re: Japanese grocery store list

Hello,

Thanks for this list, it's very useful and informative.

I have a question for you about finding a very specific item here in the US. Do you know of any place that sells whole katsuo bushi - like the whole block of bonito that you shave flakes from, rather than buying pre-shaved flakes? Or if no one sells it here, do you know how I could have it imported? I see you've listed some sites that will do things like that, but unfortunately, I don't know Japanese. Most of these sites start off in English, but eventually lead you to a Japanese-only site where you are supposed to browse products. Again, thanks, and keep up the great work.

Emily Jane | 4 March, 2012 - 18:05

Re: Japanese grocery store list

You're not the first person to ask this question ^_^; and I have to say, I really don't know. What you can try is for instance, order using this link (Amazon Japan) (it's for a pack of 2 whole katsuobushi, which should last you a long while) and have them send to a package forwarder like tenso.com, then have them send it on to you. However I have no idea if your katsuobushi will get through U.S. customs safely.

maki | 4 March, 2012 - 19:28

Re: Japanese grocery store list

Another Japanese/Korean grocery store in The Netherlands: Kazaguruma in Rotterdam (Pannekoekstraat 99a, www.kazaguruma.nl)

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Re: Japanese grocery store list

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Grocery Store in Provence

Hi there, Maki!
I have a store for you to add on your next round of updates. One of the few I've been able to locate "near" my home in the south end of France.
Name: China Vina
Location: CD6
13480 Plan de Campagne
Tel: 04 42 02 08 82

They are a bit difficult to locate. It is a small corner storefront situated by the China Express restaurant and its neighboring butcher shop.

It is a fairly small store with a variety of items ranging from frozen foods to hard-to-find spices and cooking utensils. I've been able to find lots of basic pantry items (such as bonito flakes, mirin and soba noodles) and occasionally things like large bottles of cooking sake and even Bulldog sauce every once in a while. They usually have some fresh vegetables and herbs, but selection varies.

Syndie | 21 April, 2012 - 12:30

Nashua, New Hampshire

Lanna Sian Market
Ste 3, 495 Amherst Street
Nashua, NH 03063
(603) 578-0438

Thai Market with a large selection of Japanese products. Not much fresh produce (just two small cases), but a good sized frozen section. They're the only store I've found in Central MA or NH that carries UCC coffee… the owner is super friendly and willing to special order products.

Sonya | 21 May, 2012 - 00:23

Re: Japanese grocery store list

I wanted to supply two addresses of toko's in the Netherlands in the city of "Den Bosch". I haven't had a lot of experience with Sang Lee because "Oriental" is slightly bigger and offers more Japanese products as well as some nice non-food supplies such as rice cookers, wok supplies and some nice china.

Amazing Oriental (东方行)
Hinthamereinde 6-8,
5211PN ‘s-Hertogenbosch
tel. 073-6125811
http://www.amazingoriental.com/content/oriental-den-bosch

Oriental and the smaller:

Sang Lee Super
Orthenstraat 264
5211SX ‘s-Hertogenbosch
tel. 073-6144339
http://www.aziatische-ingredienten.nl/toko-sang-lee-den-bosch/

Both toko's have a decent assortment of Asian supplies. Sang Lee offers a small collection of take-out snacks. Oriental offers a fairly large range of frozen and fresh products as well as various (fresh) tofu products and vegetables. They also have a webshop which can be found under the link above.
They also have a very generous sweets/snacks and tea supply.
and carry a very nice assortment of Japanese supplies and utensils.

Happy Shopping ^^

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Re: Japanese grocery store list

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Re: Japanese grocery store list

Rice 'n Spice Oriental Foods
1075 NW Van Buren Ave.
Corvallis, Oregon 97330
(541) 753-1227

All sorts of Asian foods, and an excellent collection of Japanese foods (fresh nagaimo root!). Mr. Kim is very helpful, and will give you a brief cooking lesson for whatever you want to make.

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Re: Japanese grocery store list

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Roger Soles | 12 August, 2012 - 14:40

Re: Japanese grocery store list

Best to go in with a list as it’s not a place for browsing, more of a warehouse, good prices, long established. A barn of a place, designed mainly for the restaurant trade, and pan-Asian in nature, but a reliable source of nanami togarishi, nori, etc.Mail Forwarding

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Re: Japanese grocery store list

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anon. | 7 September, 2012 - 08:33

Re: Japanese grocery store list

General comments about the size of store, selection, etc.
It is a smallish store but they have a great variety of items… some fresh veggies, lots of canned items, refrigerated section, frozen section. People are very friendly. They have some cooking utensils too. www.websitetemplates.me

Andre Coles | 9 September, 2012 - 08:30

Japanese grocery in Astoria, Queens

There's a small but jam-packed market on Broadway, just west of the Broadway stop on the N/Q, called Family Market. They have just about everything I can think of -- fu, fresh kabocha, gobo, atsuage, various kinds of curry, and lots more. And tons of sweets, which is always fun. I've never tried asking the staff for anything but they seem nice enough. There's a $10-ish credit card minimum, but I never have trouble hitting that. There're bigger markets in the East Village and elsewhere, sure, but you can't beat this place for where it is.

29-15 Broadway
Astoria, NY 11106
Neighborhood: Astoria
(718) 956-7925

Shannon | 19 October, 2012 - 20:42

Re: Japanese grocery store list

Japanese grocery store in Fort Lauderdale, FL

Sasaya
1956 E Sunrise Blvd
Fort Lauderdale, FL
954-761-8010

http://sasayajapanese.com/en_index.html

The store is small but carries the most common Japanese grocery items, including sansho, natto, frozen gyoza, refrigerated and frozen desserts in their cold section. At the back is a very busy sushi bar. The store and sushi restaurant are Japanese owned and operated.

Sumi Fujiwara | 27 November, 2012 - 00:21

Re: Japanese grocery store list (melbourne, australia)

Name of store: Suzuran
Address: 1025 Burke Road, Camberwell, Melbourne, Australia
Phone number:(03) 9882 2349
Website if available: http://www.suzuran.com.au/

General comments about the size of store, selection, etc.

While this store doesn't have any fresh vegetables available, it is medium sized and has a large, varied selection of nori, sauces, noodles, cooking ingredients, pickled vegetables and a wide variety of frozen vegetables, meat, sweets etc. as well as a refrigerated section with many types of miso and sashimi grade fish. Basically all you could want except for fresh vegetables.

The second half of the store (about as large as the grocery section) is an area in which you can buy fresh sushi and sashimi.

Emilia | 12 January, 2013 - 10:58

Re: Japanese grocery store list In El Paso, TX

Seriously recommend Oriental Imports, 9101 Gateway West, El Paso TX 79925, (915) 591-7255
They have every single item i've ever needed!

Kenzi | 22 February, 2013 - 03:03

Re: Japanese grocery store list

Hello Makiko!
I'm living in Rome Italy and I would like to add to the Japanese groceries list some addresses.

Here in Italy the idea of the japanese food is still stuck to the SUshi/Sashimi/raw fish concept, but many people who grew up with the 70's and 80's anime 'invasion', once become adults, have been able to visit Japan and discover all the wonderful dishes of traditional cuisine. In small towns is still difficult to find asian ingredients, but in cities as Milan and Rome there are many asian shops selling japanese products.

In Rome you can find them in the Esquilino area. Many raw ingredients can be found at Nuovo Mercato Esquilino, accessible from via Principe Amedeo,via Mamiani,via Turati,
via Lamarmora
(http://www.nuovomercatoesquilino.it/index.php?option=com_content&view=ar...).

I personally buy my ingredients in the following shops

Pacific Trading srl
via Principe Eugenio, 17-19-21 Roma
tel. 06 4468406 fax 06 4468405
(selling food vegetables and kitchenware)

Korean Market
via Cavour, 84 Roma
tel. 06 4885060
selling both food (not fresh) and some kitchenware.

Another important shop but much more expensive is Castroni with many branches around the city, the most well stocked one is situated in Via Cola di Rienzo 196, Roma (http://www.castronicoladirienzo.com/home.html; the list of all branches can be found here www.castroni.it). They don't have fresh food but a huge selection of other products.

Hoping to have ben helpful
CIAOOO!!
Susita

Susita | 22 February, 2013 - 09:43

Re: Japanese grocery store list

Hello again
I want also to write another address in Milan, it is a small wonderful restaurant selling also food products

POPOROYA SUSHI BAR E ALIMENTARI GIAPPONESI
20129 Milano (MI) - 17, v. Eustachi
tel: 02 29406797
email: poporo [at] libero [dot] it
http://www.poporoyamilano.com/

I will check if my freids living in Milan can provide me with further advices
Susita

Susita | 22 February, 2013 - 10:02

Re: Japanese grocery store list

In the USA list, under Washington DC / Maryland / Virginia, you can remove Naniwa Foods in McLean, VA, as it has closed, and add Hana Market, 2000 17th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20009, (202) 939-8853. Hana's web page on Yelp at http://www.yelp.com/biz/hana-japanese-market-washington has great photos showing how many hundreds of products are available in this tiny store, which is open 7 days a week and takes credit cards.

Sue Mosher | 24 February, 2013 - 21:56

Re: Japanese grocery store list

Dun Yong
Stormsteeg 10
Amsterdam 1012 BD
The Netherlands
website: www.dunyong.com/ (in revision at this moment: february 2013)
phone: 31-20-6221763

Although it started as a Chinese shop, it has in The Netherlands the largest amount of Japanese ingredients, both fresh and frozen, varying from unagi kobayaki, naruto, natto to shirataki, Japanese beers, sake, soshu and all kinds of Japanese vegetables as well as Japanese porcelain, dinnerware, giftware, cookware, glassware and collectables.
I have to travel more than 100 km to visit the shop, but it is worthwhile to do so.

Cools | 24 February, 2013 - 23:22

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Arizona:

Bay far the best places for Japanese and most other Asian food related items in Phoenix, Chandler, and Tucson is Lee Lee's http://www.leeleesupermarket.com/ Lee Lee's is a huge store, as big or bigger than most chain grocery stores. It is heavily oriented towards Vietnamese & Indian due to the ethnic makeup of Phoenix, but of the 30 or so long aisles, 2 are devoted entirely to Japanese food.

2nd best in Phoenix is Super L Ranch Market, but it is less convenient in location for many.

anon. | 25 February, 2013 - 04:25

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South Carolina, USA:

Tanpopo
8590 Pelham Rd. Greenville, SC 29615
(864) 288-2755
http://sushimasa.webs.com/tanpopo.html

The store is small but has a pretty good selection of food items. Not very much in the way of cooking equipment, but carries a good selection of Japanese rice, noodles, produce, spices, snacks, sushi ingredients, and more. It's the only Japanese grocery store I've found in the Upstate area of South Carolina thus far. It's located right next to Sushi Masa, a Japanese restaurant. It's been around for 18 years, according to the owner (who is super nice!! And was very helpful to me when I was looking for ingredients for Japanese dishes :).

Sarah F. | 29 March, 2013 - 05:24

Re: Japanese grocery store list

Superb! Generally I never read whole articles but the way you wrote this information is simply amazing and this kept my interest in reading and I enjoyed it.

make | 25 April, 2013 - 10:45

Re: Japanese grocery store list

There are a couple of more locations in the Phoenix metro area of Arizona:

New Tokyo Food Market
3435 W Northern Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85051

New Tokyo Food Market only stocks Japanese products, aside from food they also carry kitchen supplies, dinnerware and even health and beauty products!

Asiana Market
4410 W Union Hills Dr
Glendale, AZ 85308

and

1116 S Dobson Rd
Mesa, AZ 85202

Asiana is a more typical Asian market that sells a large variety of items and they do have a Japanese isle and they sell fresh noodles, umeboshi and some other refrigerated items.

Foofeenono | 1 June, 2013 - 18:46

Japanese grocery in dubai

n Dubai there are lots of Japanese restaurants everywhere, ranging from fancy shwancy places like Nobu to really cheap (and in my opinion, disgusting) chains like Yo!Sushi. All the big supermarkets have sushi sections too, for hungry people who need a quick bite of nigiri. With sushi such a popular food, I thought it might be easy to find stuff to make at home. But unfortunately, finding authentic Japanese products and ingredients proved to be a bit of a challenge.

I went out on a hunt recently to try to find some essentials, and had varying degrees of luck. There isn’t too much info online about where to buy stuff, or about what you can actually find, so today, for the benefit of any other Dubies (that’s my word for Dubai residents) who may be looking desperately for proper Japanese ingredients, I am posting a list of goodies that I recently found, where I bought them, as well as how I got there on public transport..Givealink Bookmarks
john gi

john gi | 4 June, 2013 - 08:55

Re: Japanese grocery store list

here my favourite place

Wang's Market
3005 100th St, Urbandale, IA 50322
(515) 402-9284

Asian Foods
1623 6th Ave, Des Moines, IA 50314‎
(515) 280-7667

cara cepat hamil

food japan | 11 July, 2013 - 13:13

Re: Japanese grocery store in Barcelona

Hello Makiさん。
初めまして。私はヨーロッパ内を転々として今はバルセロナに住んで、来年はたぶんブリュッセルかドイツに引越しをする予定のものです。以下のバルセロナの手作りお豆腐屋さんの情報を追記したくこれを書いております。
Name of store: Tofu Catalan
Address Carrer Aribau 119, 08036, Barcelona
Phone number 934537352
Website if available http://www.tofu.gr.jp/
General comments about the size of store, selection, etc.

The shop is principally hand-made bio tofu shop opened 2011 by retired Japanesde journalist couple. You can buy Soja milk, Okara, Abura-age, etc. Other Japanese products are also selling and became to be Japanese grocery.You can buy home made Bento as well.
Highly recommended.

yukie | 6 December, 2013 - 14:10

Re: Japanese grocery store in Barcelona

ありがとうございます yukieさん!

maki | 9 December, 2013 - 19:54

Re: Japanese grocery store list

Ilive in Bowling Green Ohio and I want to know if there is a good Japanese grocery store somewhere closer to me than in Columbus. I know there are several Asian groceries in Toledo, but none that I've found specialize enough in Japanese food to serve my needs.http://www.bancdeswisstest.com/

Gordon | 12 December, 2013 - 00:29

Re: Japanese grocery store list

10063 Sunset Strip
Sunrise, FL 33322
954-748-0065

I like this place. It has Korean, Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese and Thai foods, among other Asian cuisines. It has fresh produce, lots of spice mixes, fish and meats, bottled sauces...so many things.

anon. | 21 January, 2014 - 06:20

South Florida

10063 Sunset Strip
Sunrise, FL 33322
954-748-0065

I like this place. It has Korean, Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese and Thai foods, among other Asian cuisines. It has fresh produce, lots of spice mixes, fish and meats, bottled sauces...so many things.

anon. | 21 January, 2014 - 06:21

Re: Japanese grocery store list

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anon. | 21 February, 2014 - 02:40

Jacksonville, Florida, USA

Name of store - Circle Japan
Address - 12192 Beach Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32246
Phone number - (904) 642-7799
Website if available - http://circlejapan.com/
General comments about the size of store, selection, etc. - It's a small store, but with a good selection for its size. They have a large selection of sake and on Fridays, there are sake tastings and demonstrations. Fresh tea and coffee can be ordered and one of the owners makes fresh bread every morning (which is delicious!). She describes CJ as a "Japanese Starbucks" in this respect in addition to being a grocery store. I really like this place and it also acts as a local resource for Japanese people new to the area.

anon. | 26 March, 2014 - 18:31

Re: Japanese grocery store list

Hi! I love your blog! In Dallas Kazy's gourmet shop on markville drive in Dallas, TX is a Japanese market. Mr.Kazy passed away only a few years ago, I knew him and he was really neat. His daughter was remodeling the store last time i was there. Anyway,they have a small store with japanese products and fish! Kazy made the best green tea ice cream supplied it to many local restaurants.They also have an eatery so you can order your sushi or temupura and go shopping while you wait then sit down to lunch or take it to go.

My favorite supermarket asian store was asia world supermarket in richardson later plano texas. I just loved the place and the owner from taiwan.It's since been sold to jusgo out of houston.It's still a great store but different. Miso varieties have narrowed a bit, yet the amount of Japanese soy sauce and mirin have increased. But i still shop there but miss the old store, i'll adjust still in shock as i found out this weekend while headed there.Also we have now 99 ranch and hmart in plano texas.
There's no shortage of asian markets in Dallas, TX and it's surrounding areas.Have fun!

Abby | 31 March, 2014 - 02:51

Re: Japanese grocery store list

I've been looking around Georgia, USA for more Japanese and Asian groceries, and these are the ones I've found.

Name - Tomato Japanese Grocery
Address - 2086 Cobb Parkway, Smyrna, GA 30080 and 7124 Peachtree Ind. Blvd., Norcross, GA 30071
Phone number - 770-933-0108
Website - http://tomatostoreus.com/

I've only every visited the Smyrna location, which is very small and located next to a traditional Japanese restaurant. The selection is pretty good for what it is - lots of foods, drinks, some house and kitchen products, and a books and DVDs section. I've been able to find most Japanese ingredients listed for recipes on this site, and the prices are very reasonable. The foods are mostly frozen, refrigerated, or dry goods, so they don't stock anything super fresh, like produce or fresh fish.

Just a couple of miles away from the Tomatao Smyrna location is:
Name - Nam Dae Mun Farmers Market
Address - Locations in Norcross, Duluth, Smyrna, Lawrenceville, Lilburn (directions on website)
Website - http://nsgifm.com/

Though the name is Korean, this stores covers a lot of different cuisines. Primarily, they sell Asian/Hispanic/European foods, alcohols, and house/kitchen products. It's a very big store with a great selection. They don't carry many Japanese-specific products, but they have an incredible produce, meat, and fish selection at really great prices. I've had a lot of luck finding spices, sauces, fish, fruits/vegetables, noodles, and frozen goods called for in Just Hungry recipes.

Courtney Bortle | 1 April, 2014 - 21:50

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