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Japanese Food Stores



Metro Station: Little Tokyo/Arts District, Gold Line

Walking Distance: 5 minutes/0.2 mile

Address: 333 S. Alameda, Los Angeles 90013

Phone: (213) 617-0030

Hours: Daily 7:30am-10pm




Woori: This used to be called little Tokyo Market Place, don't let the name change confuse you, it's still the culinary king of Japanese food stores. If you're looking for sushi grade fish, you've hit the jackpot. The fish section carries all the best sushi cuts} Tuna, Mackerel, Salmon, Yellowtail, Squid, Unagi, Uni, and Octopus. The cuts are sold ready-to-go in small packages; you don't need to buy a whole fish, pull out the ginzu knife and try to figure out how to fillet a slippery ocean creature. Just go to Woori, get the fish, the seaweed wrap, season with wasabi and your favorite soy sauce, cook up the rice and you're DONE.




Marukai Market

Metro Station: Little Tokyo/Arts District, Gold Line

Walking Distance: 6 minutes/0.3 mile

Address: 123 Astronaut E S Onizuka Street, Los Angeles 90012

Phone: (213) 893-7200

Hours: Mon-Fri 10am-8pm; Sat 10:30am-7:30 pm; Sun 10:30am-7pm




A Japanese boutique grocery store. Carries a wide range of the best sake, from the everyday to the pricey Kubota Manju Junmai Daiginjo which retails at $198 for 1.8L. You can also find packaged Japanese food items, cooking equipment like a mochi maker, ceramic sweet potato maker and of course rice cookers and sushi making kits.




Nijiya Market

Metro Station: Little Tokyo/Arts District, Gold Line

Walking Distance: 2 minutes/0.1 mile

Address: 124 Japanese Village Plaza Mall, Los Angeles 90012

Phone: (213) 680-3280

Hours: Daily 9am-9pm



Nijiya Market

The chain Japanese food stores are more like convenience stores than supermarkets. The Little Tokyo store is small and carries stuff like organic sashimi fish, nori, bento platters, snacks, fresh seafood, vegetables and tea.


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