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#1 torakris

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Posted 06 December 2003 - 12:53 AM

I want to use this thread to make a list of stores in which we can find non-Japanese type foods.

This is for either stores or online shops please feel free to add some of your own favorites or send them to me for inclusion as I may try to combine things for easier reading.
Most of the stores I have experience with are in the Tokyo area so please so if you have information for others cities please add it.
I will try to organize them by category, General International, Korean, Thai, Indian, etc...

This is a work in progress so please bear with me! :biggrin:

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Posted 06 December 2003 - 12:53 AM

GENERAL INTERNATIONAL IN THE TOKYO AREA

Nissin World Delicatessen
http://www.nissinham.../nwd/index.html

Precce
http://www.tokyu-store.co.jp/precce/

Carrefour
http://www.carrefour.co.jp/

Kinokuniya
http://www.e-kinokun...nt/index_e.html

National Azabu/Supermarket Den-en
http://www.tfc.co.jp...pping/info.html
National Azabu’s online shop
http://store.yahoo.c...onal/index.html

Seijo Ishii
http://www.seijoishii.co.jp/

The Garden Jiyugaoka
http://www.garden.co.jp/

Hillside Pantry Daikanyama (online/"real" shop)
http://www.rakuten.co.jp/pantry/

Miura-ya (online/"real" shop)
http://www.miuraya.com/

Meidiya ("real" stores in Tokyo and other areas of Japan)
http://www.meidi-ya.co.jp/default.htm

Kawachiya
http://www.kawachiya...om/main/kow.htm

Carnival (online shop) I know there are "real" shops in Yokohama but I can't seem to find any information about locations....
http://www.carnival.co.jp/~shop/

Kaldi Farms (online shop as well as stores all over Kanto and a couple outside as well)
http://www.kaldi.co.jp/top.html

Yamaya (online/ "real" shops all over Tokyo as well as the rest of Japan)
http://www.yamaya.co.jp/

Niku no Hanamasa (all over Kanto)
http://www.hanamasa....y/sm/index.html

Tanakaya (mostly wines but some imported foods) (online/"real" shop)
http://www.tanakaya3...akaya/Flame.htm

Foods Shop Watabe (online/"real" shop--Ikebukuro, Akihabara)
http://www.watabe-shouten.co.jp/

Edited by torakris, 15 February 2006 - 04:11 PM.

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Posted 06 December 2003 - 01:04 AM

AFRICAN FOODS

African Foods House (Ghanaian & Nigerian foods) (online shop)

http://www.kawachiya-foods.com/africa/

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Posted 06 December 2003 - 01:06 AM

KOREAN FOODS

Kankoku Hiroba (online shop/ "real" shop--Tokyo)
http://www.kankokuhiroba.co.jp/

Saikabo (online/"real" shop--Tokyo)
http://www.saikabo.com/

Lee-ya (online/"real" shop--Tokyo)
http://www.lee-ya.net/kimuchi/

Kimchee House (online/"real" shop--Fukuoka)
http://www.kimuchi-house.com/

Korea Food Shop (online/"real" shop--Kyoto)
http://www.kyo-ei.net/index.html

Korean Foods (online/"real" shop--Kyoto)
http://www.kimuti-kimuti.com/index.htm

Kinsen (online/"real" shop--Aichi-ken)
http://www.kin-sen.jp/

Kanpati (online/"real" shop--Kobe)
http://www.kanpati.com/index.htm

Kimchee House (online/"real" shop--Kobe)
http://www.adonai-ki...co.jp/index.htm

Kimchee Mart (online shop/ "real" shop--Osaka/Nagoya)
http://www.kimchimart.net/

Kimchi land (online/"real" shop--Osaka)
http://www.kimuchi-land.net/

Takayatomi (online/"real" shop--Osaka)
http://www.takayamatomi.com/

Kimchee Oukoku (online shop/"real" shop--Osaka)
http://www.kimchishop.net/index.html/

Kimchee Kurabu (online shop from Kyoto)
http://www.kimchi-club.com/

Edited by torakris, 06 December 2003 - 06:14 AM.

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Posted 06 December 2003 - 01:41 AM

ONLINE SHOPPING FOR MEATS

The Meat Guy Store

http://themeatguy.jp/

Gourmet Meat shop

http://www.gourmet-meat.com/

Jingisukan-web (lamb only)

http://www.29notoyo.co.jp/index.html

Japan Meat

http://www.japanmeat.com/

Edited by torakris, 24 March 2006 - 04:02 PM.

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Posted 06 December 2003 - 01:51 AM

GENERAL INTERNATIONAL TYPE FOODS OUTSIDE OF TOKYO

Foreign Buyer's Club (online shop/ "real" shop--Kobe)
http://www.fbcusa.com/public2/

Yamaya (online shop/"real" stores all over Japan)
http://www.yamaya.co.jp/

Meidiya ("real" stores all over Japan)
http://www.meidi-ya.co.jp/default.htm

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Posted 06 December 2003 - 01:53 AM

BRITISH FOODS

The Brit Shop (online shop)
part of FBC (The Foreign Buyer's Club)

http://brit.fbcusa.com/

British/Scottish (online shop)
Expat shopping

http://www.expatshopping.com/

Edited by torakris, 24 August 2004 - 04:04 PM.

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Posted 06 December 2003 - 01:55 AM

BAKING GOODS


Tomizawa (online shop/"real" shop--Tokyo/Kanagawa)

http://www.tomizawa.co.jp/

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Posted 06 December 2003 - 02:23 AM

HALAL FOODS

Baticrom (online)
http://baticrom.com/

Sejahtera (mostly Indonesian/Malaysian) (online)
http://sejahtera.marsinna.com/

Baharia (mostly Turkish) (online/"real" store--Tokyo)
http://www.baharu.co...ia/indexEng.htm

Fuji Store (Burmese/Indian) (online/"real" store--Tokyo)
http://www.fujistore.jp/index.html

Azhar Halal Foods (Indonesian/Malaysian) (online/"real" shop--Fukuoka)
http://azhar.to/

Isuramu-nasuriin (Iran/Pakistan/Turkey/Malaysia/Indonesia/Saudi Arabia/Jordan/Syria) (Online shop)
http://nasuriin.easy-magic.com/user/

Halal Food (S.E. Asian) (online)
http://www1.ttcn.ne....ars/e-halal.htm



Here is a great list of Halal food stores all over Japan, these are all "real" shops
http://islamcenter.o...lfoodstores.htm

Edited by torakris, 11 December 2003 - 02:08 AM.

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Posted 06 December 2003 - 03:27 AM

VIETNAMESE FOODS (other Vietnamese foods will also be grouped with the South East Asian stores)

Mekong Center ("real store"--Tokyo)

http://www.mmjp.or.j...hidanbando.html

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Posted 06 December 2003 - 03:43 AM

GENERAL ASIAN


Murachin (Chinese and S.E. Asian) (online/"real" store--Tokyo)
http://www.murachin.com/

Li ming (online/"real" store--Tokyo)
http://www4.ocn.ne.jp/~liming/

Sejahtera (mostly Indonesian/Malaysian) (online)
http://sejahtera.marsinna.com/

Fuji Store (Burmese/Indian) (online/"real" store--Tokyo)
http://www.fujistore.jp/index.html

Azhar Halal Foods (Indonesian/Malaysian) (online/"real" shop--Fukuoka)
http://azhar.to/

Isuramu-nasuriin (Iran/Pakistan/Turkey/Malaysia/Indonesia/Saudi Arabia/Jordan/Syria) (Online shop)
http://nasuriin.easy-magic.com/user/

Halal Food (S.E. Asian) (online)
http://www1.ttcn.ne....ars/e-halal.htm

Sekai no Conbini (Asian snacks and tea) (online shop)
http://www.tink-int.com/world/




A nice list of General Asian stores (with no homepages)
http://www.ne.jp/asa...sh/indexeng.htm
click on ingredients and then the go to stores link

Another list of stores not online, mostly Indonesian but general Asian as well, from all over Japan:
http://www001.upp.so...kan/makan2.html

More shops all in the Okubo (Shinjuku) area, mostly Chinese, witha map
http://www.koueisha.co.jp/hyakunin/

Edited by torakris, 22 December 2003 - 02:12 AM.

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Posted 06 December 2003 - 03:49 AM

THAI FOODS (other Thai foods will be listed with shops in the General Asian category)

Asia Superstore (online/"real" shop-- Tokyo)
http://www.asia-superstore.com/

Jaithai (online/"real" shop--Osaka)
http://www.jin.ne.jp/jaithai/

Mekonnkai (online/"real" shop--Chiba)
http://www.mekonnkai...hanntoppage.htm

Erawan (online shop)
http://www.erawan.itss.ac/

Floating Market (online shop)
http://www.floatingmarket.net/

Asia Foods Ltd, Thai no Aji (online shop)
http://www1.neweb.ne...foods/index.htm

Pickynu ("real" shop --Yokohama)
http://www9.ocn.ne.j...kynu/index.html


Here is a list of Thai stores that do not have homepages:
http://littleasia.fc...aifoodshop.html

Edited by torakris, 22 December 2003 - 01:33 AM.

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Posted 06 December 2003 - 04:45 AM

LATIN AND SOUTH AMERICA

Tocano (Brazilian Foods) ("real" shop --Yokohama)
http://niki-kitchen.....jp/shop_t.html

Vivas Latin Web Shop ( Online shop)
http://www.vivas.jp/food/food.html

Mundo Latino (online shop/"real" shop--Tokyo)
http://www.musilatina.com/foods/htm/

Lead Off Japan (online shop)
http://www.lead-off-...velop/index.htm

Edited by torakris, 11 December 2003 - 02:55 AM.

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Posted 06 December 2003 - 04:55 AM

EUROPEAN FOODS

Issagure (Italian fresh vegetables delivered from the farm) (online shop)
http://shop.e-2way.c...agure/index.jsp

Oliva (Italian/Spanish) (online shop)
http://www.rakuten.co.jp/oliva/

Grand Chef (online shop)
http://www.webgrandchef.com/index.html

Pan de Euro (online--frozen bread from Spain)
http://www.style-i.net/spain/top.html

Moomin (Finnish bakery with some Finnish food products) ("real" store only--Tokyo)
http://www.chara-wor...in_bc/main.html

Baharia (mostly Turkish) (online/"real" store--Tokyo)
http://www.baharu.co...ia/indexEng.htm

Edited by torakris, 01 April 2004 - 08:41 PM.

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Posted 06 December 2003 - 05:42 AM

FOODS FROM THE PHILIPPINES

Philippines Market (online shop from Fukuoka)
http://www9.ocn.ne.jp/~phil/index.html

Kabayan (online)
http://homepage3.nif...naque/index.htm

Bayong (Philippines) (online/"real" store--Chiba)
http://bayong.hp.inf...o.jp/index.html

Buds Corporation (online from Nagoya)
http://www.buds.jp/

Akabane Bussan (online)
http://www.akabanebussan.com/

Edited by torakris, 22 December 2003 - 03:12 AM.

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Posted 06 December 2003 - 05:50 AM

CHINESE FOODS (most of the Chinese food shops will be covered in the General Asian category)

Ryuuka (online/"real" shop--Yokohama)
http://www.ryuuka.co.jp/

Saikousai (online/"real" shop-- Yokohama)
http://www.saikousai.jp/

Banraiko (online/"real" shop--Yokohama)
http://www.banraiko.com/

Chugoku boueki koushi ("real" shop--Yokohama)
http://www.walkerplu...china222_c.html

Edited by torakris, 22 December 2003 - 01:51 AM.

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Posted 06 December 2003 - 06:49 AM

INDIAN FOODS

Ambika (online/"real" shop--Tokyo)
http://www.ambikajapan.com/

Bindi (online/"real" shop--Tokyo)
http://www.bindi.org/index_j.html

Ohtsuya (online/"real"shop--Tokyo)
http://www.ohtsuya.com/

Indojin (online/"real" shop--Yokohama)
http://www.indojin.com/

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Posted 06 December 2003 - 07:35 AM

NATURAL FOODS

Tengu Natural Foods (online shop)
http://www.alishan-o.../shop/index.htm

Kansai Consumer's Club (online shop)
http://www.kansai-cc.../efrontpage.htm

Organic Cyber Store (online shop)
http://www.organic.co.jp/indexnew.htm

Radish Boya (home delivery service)
http://www.radishbo-ya.co.jp/

Warabemura Wholefoods (mail order)
http://www.warabe.co.jp/english2.html

Edited by torakris, 31 January 2004 - 12:57 AM.

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Posted 07 December 2003 - 05:17 PM

COSTCO JAPAN

Costco isn't really so special that it needs it own thread, it's just that there doesn't seem to be a Japanese homepage, so I will be giving different ones for all of the stores plus the online services that have sprung up that will deliver Costco goodies to your door.

Costco.com (from this page choose Japan from the coutry list and click go, then click on the store you want to find out the information about it in English)
http://www.costco.co.....locations.asp

There are five stores in Japan

Tamasakai, Tokyo
http://www.h4.dion.n...ocal/Costco.htm

Kanazawa Seaside
http://www.costco.co...eng/whs_862.htm

Makuhari, Chiba
http://nanairo.ocn.n...tor_costco.html

Amagasaki, Hyogo
http://www.flat-85.c..._nosusume5.html

Hisayama, Fukuoka
http://www.torius.co...stco/costco.htm


The Flying Pig will deliver Costco products to your door (English)
http://www.theflying...om/tfp/Shop.ASP

So will Costcost21 (Japanese)
http://costcost21.com/

Edited by torakris, 09 February 2006 - 06:49 PM.

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Posted 07 December 2003 - 06:06 PM

GENERAL INTERNATIONAL ONLINE ONLY

FBC express (online only express service of the Foreign Buyer's Club)
http://www.fbcexpres...stomer/home.php

@mart (mostly American, some European)
http://www.mart.co.jp/

Price Club Online (mostly American)
http://www.price-clu...jp/e/index.html

Iiajisagashi (Americas, Europe, Asia)
http://www.world-foods.jp/index.html

Select Foods Mart Kataoka ( mostly coffee & teas but some other foods as well)
http://store.yahoo.c...aoka/index.html

Kishi Photo (this is a camera shop that sells food from all over the world :huh: )
http://www.kishiphot...ucts/food1.html

Dining Plus (American, European)
http://www.dining-pl...goods/goods.asp

Food Net (Gourmet foods)
http://www.zest.ne.j...odnet/index.asp

Chef pride (American, European, Australian, a lot of meat/seafoods)
http://www.chefpride.co.jp/

Catalog City Online Japan (this lets you shop online from various ctalogs, mostly US, but they all ship to Japan and prices are listed in dollars as well as yen)
http://jp.catalogcit...20791&ccsyn=804

Edited by torakris, 22 December 2003 - 02:10 AM.

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Posted 07 December 2003 - 06:25 PM

CHEESE SHOPS

Fromagerie Depart (online)
http://www.fromage.jp/

Aromassimo
http://www.aromassimo.co.jp/

Order cheese (online)
http://www.order-cheese.com/a8/

Fromagerie Fermier
http://shopping.fermier.fm/

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Posted 07 December 2003 - 07:35 PM

"ETHNIC" SHOPPING AREAS

There are a couple areas around Japan that seem to have a cluster of "ethnic" shops

Tokyo's Okubo station area
http://www.luckyfrog...para/index.html

Tokyo's Ameyokocho area
http://www.ameyoko.n...yokai/food.html

Tokyo's Kappabashi shopping district
http://host.goo.ne.j...abashi/top.html

Yokohama's China town
http://www.chinatown.or.jp/1index.html

Kobe's China town (Nankinmachi)
http://www.nankinmac...ex_1.d2w/report

Nagasaki's Shinchi China town
http://www.nagasaki-chinatown.com/

Kawasaki's Korean town
http://www.totenkaku...eatownshop2.htm

Edited by torakris, 07 December 2003 - 11:11 PM.

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Posted 08 December 2003 - 12:04 AM

IMPORTED BEER

There are already very detailed lists at the Tokyo Food Page
online sources
http://www.bento.com/beerorder12.html

"real" stores
http://www.bento.com/beerstor.html

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Posted 08 December 2003 - 12:09 AM

IMPORTED WINES

Tanakaya (online/"real" shop--Tokyo)
http://www.tanakaya3...akaya/Flame.htm

Again from the Tokyo Food Page, both online and "real" shops
http://www.bento.com/winestor.html

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Posted 08 December 2003 - 01:15 AM

AUSTRALIAN FOODS

Great Aussie Food (online from Australia with delivery to Japan)
http://www.greataussiefood.com.au/

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Posted 11 December 2003 - 01:57 AM

COFFEE AND TEA

Select Foods Mart Kataoka ( mostly coffee & teas but some other foods as well)(online)
http://store.yahoo.c...aoka/index.html

Pao Coffee (online)
http://www.paocoffee.co.jp/

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Posted 11 December 2003 - 02:13 AM

MIDDLE EASTERN

Isuramu-nasuriin (Iran/Pakistan/Turkey/Malaysia/Indonesia/Saudi Arabia/Jordan/Syria) (Online shop)
http://nasuriin.easy-magic.com/user/

Teheran Shop ("real" shop--Yokohama)
http://niki-kitchen....jp/iranian.html

Edited by torakris, 11 December 2003 - 02:59 AM.

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Posted 15 December 2003 - 04:44 AM

WOW, torakris! Just WOW! That's absolutely astonishing - what a clickety-click pleasure you've provided us with. Thanks a million!

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Posted 15 December 2003 - 02:52 PM

WOW, torakris! Just WOW! That's absolutely astonishing - what a clickety-click pleasure you've provided us with. Thanks a million!

Thanks! :biggrin:
I got the idea because when people find out that I really love cooking they always ask me "do you know where I can buy xxxxx in Japan?"

You might want to check back frequently because I am adding new places almost daily and they will not be shown as new posts rather they are edited in to the existing posts.

I really hope people can get use out of this!

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Posted 15 December 2003 - 02:54 PM

BREADS

Pan de Euro (online--frozen bread from Spain)
http://www.style-i.net/spain/top.html

Moomin (Finnish bakery with some Finnish food products) ("real" store only--Tokyo)
http://www.chara-wor...in_bc/main.html

Lists of bagel shops all over Japan and online shops as well
http://homepage3.nif...om/bagel/japan/

Edited by torakris, 20 December 2003 - 01:39 AM.

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