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For specialty coffee beans and tea, see also our listings for gourmet coffee and tea shops.

For exotic ingredients from around Japan, and canned meat products popular in Okinawa, see our listings for antenna shops.
For specialty coffee beans and tea, see also our listings for gourmet coffee and tea shops.

For exotic ingredients from around Japan, and canned meat products popular in Okinawa, see our listings for antenna shops.

Imported groceries

Cerfeuil - Retail: Harajuku
Open 11am-8pm daily.
This gourmet grocery store offers a big selection of both imported and hard-to-find regional Japanese foods. Everything from goat butter and Hokkaido artisinal cheeses to fresh ramen noodles from...
Open 11am-8pm daily.
Seijo Ishii - Retail: Shibuya
Open 10am-9pm. Closed some Wednesdays.
Part of the Foodshow complex below Shibuya Station, this shop specializes in imported foods and liquors and offers a pretty wide selection.
Open 10am-9pm. Closed some Wednesdays.
Seijo Ishii - Retail: Ebisu
Open 8am-11pm daily.
Imported foods from around the world, including cheeses, spices, and canned and packaged goods. There's also a big stock of mostly European wines. Prices vary from great bargains to inexplicably...
Open 8am-11pm daily.
National Azabu - Retail: Hiroo
Open 9am-8pm daily.
One of the best of the international supermarkets, with the widest range of imported foods in Tokyo (along with Nissin in Azabu-Juban). You'll find good selections of wines, cold cuts and imported...
Open 9am-8pm daily.
Shinanoya - Liquor shop: Meguro
Open 11am-10pm (11-9 Sundays). Open every day.
This discount liquor shop also sells a fair assortment of imported foods to go with your booze.
Open 11am-10pm (11-9 Sundays). Open every day.
Nissin - Retail: Azabu-Juban
Open 9:30am-8pm daily.
Meat is Nissin's strong point, with over a dozen types of cold cuts, a cornucopia of sausages, and unusual items like pheasant, rabbit, and even kangaroo meat. And the third-floor wine shop is worth...
Open 9:30am-8pm daily.
Kitano Ace - Retail: Oshiage
Open 10am-9pm daily.
Located in the middle of the very impressive food hall inside Solamachi shopping mall, Kitano Ace carries some rather specialized products, including 400 different pouch curries from shops all over...
Open 10am-9pm daily.
National Den-en - Retail: Denenchofu
Open 10am-11pm daily.
This sister of the temporarily shuttered international supermarket National Azabu offers a similarly diverse selection of imported foods and wines. Despite their suburban location (midway between...
Open 10am-11pm daily.

Exotic ingredients

Yugi Shoten - Retail: Ikebukuro
Open 10am-midnight daily.
One of the best places in town to buy Chinese groceries, from fresh fish and vegetables to frozen and dried foods, seasonings and liquor.
Open 10am-midnight daily.
Nikko Asia Shokuhin - Retail: Ikebukuro
Open 11am-11:30pm daily.
A multi-story ethnic supermarket covering all your Taiwanese-ingredient needs, from fermented bean curd and dried tangerine peel to fresh vegetables and frozen dim sum.
Open 11am-11:30pm daily.
Asia Super Store - Retail: Okubo
One of the better-stocked ethnic grocery stores in town, this spacious second-floor shop carries a wide range of prepared foods and ingredients from Thailand. Shop for fresh vegetables and tropical...
Kankoku Hiroba - Retail: Okubo
Open 24 hours a day.
Meats and sausages, frozen goods, pouches of samgetan (chicken-ginseng soup) and spicy chige stews, and several different varieties of makkoli (Korean milky sake) are among the many imported foods...
Open 24 hours a day.
Seoul Ichiba - Retail: Okubo
Open 10am-11pm daily.
Not quite as large as the nearby Kankoku Hiroba, this popular Korean grocery store offers housewares as well as a big selection of imported food and drink, including fresh produce.
Open 10am-11pm daily.
Tongyen Indonesia Store - Retail: Okubo
Open noon-9pm. Closed Mon, Tue.
This compact but well-stocked retail and mail-order shop mainly sells food and drink from Indonesia, Vietnam and Thailand. If a recipe calls for coconut milk you'll find a surprising variety of it...
Open noon-9pm. Closed Mon, Tue.
Green Nasco - Retail: Okubo
Spices from Pakistan and India plus Halal meats, ready-to-eat pouches of curry, and bulk chickpeas and lentils are sold in this small ethnic grocery.
Echire - Bakery: Marunouchi
Open 10am-8pm daily.
Set up by the famous French artisanal buttermaker, this boutique bakery sells fantastic buttery croissants, madeleines, financiers and cakes. Get there early if you want the croissants, and be...
Open 10am-8pm daily.
Darvish - Retail: Bakurocho
Open noon-10pm. Closed Mondays.
Darvish sells imported Persian ingredients - Iranian dates and other fruits, juices, honey, and mint water. Assorted spices are priced at Y200 per jar, and ready-made stews and other...
Open noon-10pm. Closed Mondays.
Masuya - Retail: Oshiage
Open 10am-9pm daily.
Masuya - the name simply means "salt shop" - serves up an amazing variety of artisanal salts, flavored salts and bath salts from across Japan and around the world.
Open 10am-9pm daily.
Le Jardin Gaulois - Retail: Higashi-Nakano
Open 8am-midnight. Closed Mondays.
Marvel at the huge selection of authentic French terrines, quiches, tarts and cakes to take out. From the management of Brin de Muguet restaurant in Ogikubo.
Open 8am-midnight. Closed Mondays.
Ikea - Swedish: Tachikawa
Open 9:30am-9pm (Sat, Sun 8:30am-) daily.
Swedish meatballs, sweet pastries and seasonal special dishes are served in Ikea's cafeteria-style restaurant, all at very reasonable prices. The restaurant also features a wide-screen...
Open 9:30am-9pm (Sat, Sun 8:30am-) daily.
Taiwan Bussankan - Retail: Sasazuka
Open 10am-8pm daily.
Imported food and drink from Taiwan are sold here, with a tiny restaurant corner up front where you can order tea and dumplings or desserts. The freezer cabinets are well stocked with various frozen...
Open 10am-8pm daily.
Ikea - Swedish: Minami-Funabashi
Open 10am-9pm daily.
Ikea's in-store restaurant is a great place for an authentic, inexpensive Swedish meal. They also have a pretty well-stocked Swedish food section next to the exit, carrying Swedish breads, jams and...
Open 10am-9pm daily.
Ikea - Swedish: Yokohama
Open 10am-9pm daily.
Tasty meatballs, almond cakes and other Swedish delights are served in the restaurant, all at quite reasonable prices. The food department also sells an interesting selection of imported Swedish...
Open 10am-9pm daily.
For specialty coffee beans and tea, see also our listings for gourmet coffee and tea shops.

For exotic ingredients from around Japan, and canned meat products popular in Okinawa, see our listings for antenna shops.
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