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Uwajimaya, Seattle

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Browse a small slice of Asia amid the hustle and bustle of downtown Seattle at Uwajimaya, a supermarket filled to the brim with interesting food and drink from Japan, China, Korea, India, and more. Check out the well-stocked seafood department for fresh sashimi, and head to the food court for many tasty, authentic options. The gift shop offers a wide selection of ceramics and trinkets, while the health and beauty section features original Japanese-brand cosmetics. Don't miss the adjacent bookstore, with a huge selection of English-language manga and anime books, plus quality Japanese stationery and supplies. With a sweeping range of international wines, beers, sakes, teas, and other beverages, this supermarket makes a great place to visit if you're looking for a taste of Asia. Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Seattle using our trip planner.
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  • Uwajimaya is a very unique place to shop in Seattle. They have lots of produce, a food court and much more. I really like taking friends who are visiting Seattle here.  more »
  • I should have brought a cooler as we were visiting from out of town. The amount of fresh seafood choices is amazing. The prices very reasonable as well. We had fun exploring the huge gift shop attache...  more »
  • From super fresh seafood, to a vast array of dry goods, yummy baked items, a deli which offers a large array of prepared foods, beautiful fruits and vegetables, and a great selection of cooking + eati...  more »
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  • If you can't find your favorite Asian food import at Uwajimaya, then you won't find it anywhere else! Seriously insane variety of imports, like all of my favorite Japanese snacks and teas! There is an okay food court within the grocery store too. They also have rice cookers, pots and pans, Japanese bowls, etc. Tons of souvenir options and gift ideas. Also, try their beef! They have their own versions of Wagyu and Kobe cuts for a price, and it's amazing quality.
  • Good, big and varied supermarket. Worth going to no doubt. They have fresh fish, meat seafood all the Asian spices you could want and more
  • Uwajimaya is an Asian grocery store specializing in Japanese food. Great selection of high quality meats, especially for hotpot. There's also a nice bookstore attached that sells all kinds of nice books from Japan.
  • Seattleites know that this is one of the most expensive grocery stores we have, but it is worth it. The fish is fresh, the meats are fresh, the vegetables are beautiful with a wide variety of Asian vegetables that you won't find in American stores like QFC or Safeway. If you are an Asian person needing you native food, you will probably be able to buy it here. We are grateful to have this store and shop there a few times each month. They also have an interesting selection of orchids and houseplants. An area about 20% of the floor space is dedicated to kitchen gear, pottery and novelties. It is fun to browse. Uwajimaya can be crowded, so you may have to be patient. Fortunately there is an express check out that moves quickly. Parking is free with a purchase of $10 or more.
  • Sake, sake sake!! So many different kinds biggest selection I've seen. Fresh dungeons crabs swimming in the tanks for a fair price ($7.99 lb.) at the time. While friends and I were shopping went looking for a bamboo wisk for matcha tea. There were two to choose from, know the prices will be different even though in the same (locked) case. Upon examination found them to be different. Both appear to be the same take a look at the details. One is fine with more frills the other is thicker with less frills. I went with the smaller of the two.

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