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#1 bbqmonster

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Posted 09 June 2005 - 02:35 PM

Does anyone have a favorite Japanese grocery? I have heard good things about Katagiri....

#2 guajolote

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Posted 09 June 2005 - 03:21 PM

where are you?

mistuwa is great, and they have locations all over the country. the one in chicago also has a food court which is good for a snack. if you go on a sunday you can make a meal of the free samples.

#3 akiko

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Posted 09 June 2005 - 03:57 PM

Since you are asking about Katagiri, are you in NY?

I'm very jealous. You are spoiled in NY for choice. Katagiri is good, there are also good stores in East Village - Sunrise (in the smae complex as Yokocho) and M2M. As well as a place right on St Marks.

There is another branch of Sunrise down in Soho on the same street as Broadway Panhandler (I was just in there last week raiding their stock of oil solidifier) and just outside of new york (I can't remember, might be in New Jersey) there is a large Yaohan (although it might not be called that anymore) which I've never been to but heard rave reviews. You might google it.

Are you looking for a japanese grocery in general or a particular product?

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Posted 09 June 2005 - 05:02 PM

and just outside of new york (I can't remember, might be in New Jersey) there is a large Yaohan (although it might not be called that anymore) which I've never been to but heard rave reviews. You might google it.

Are you looking for a japanese grocery in general or a particular product?

The Yaohan is in Edgewater NJ, a mile or so north of the NY Waterway ferry.

Huge place, likely 50,000 square feet, and packed solid with shoppers every weekend

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Posted 09 June 2005 - 05:22 PM

Is Yaohan different from Mitsuwa? I mean in Edgewater NJ.
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Posted 09 June 2005 - 05:25 PM

is a large Yaohan (although it might not be called that anymore)


Helena, you are probably right. Yaohan turned into Mitsuwa in Chicago so I'll bet that the Yaohan in Edgewater NJ is now a Mitsuwa. I think even the one here in London is now a Mitsuwa.

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Posted 09 June 2005 - 05:27 PM

Is Yaohan different from Mitsuwa? I mean in Edgewater NJ.

looks like they're the same

#8 bbqmonster

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Posted 09 June 2005 - 06:20 PM

Oops -- yes, I am in NYC. Thanks for the suggestions though. I have been to the mitsuwa in edgewater, but it's a bit of a trek for me. Lovely store though.

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Posted 09 June 2005 - 06:22 PM

and I am looking for roe -- not flying fish egg, but another kind that I can only id by sight. I usually buy it at a Korean store (Han Ah Reum on 32nd St), but thought I would give the Japanese stores a try.

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Posted 09 June 2005 - 06:27 PM

I don't know what neighborhood you're in, but there is a JASmart on Bway and 110.
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Posted 09 June 2005 - 06:32 PM

Columbus Circle area, but always willing to travel for good food AND groceries.

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Posted 09 June 2005 - 06:55 PM

JAS Mart (on St Marks) also carries fish from Yaohan so maybe they'd have the roe or they could get it for you.
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Posted 09 June 2005 - 08:50 PM

I don't like the JASMart on St. Marks, many expired products on the shelves. Sunrise is much better (although those curry pans lurk dangerously near the cashiers). I saw that M2M made some changes (in-store sushi bar?), not sure if that had any effect on the grocery part. (demand for cheap sushi is so high at the moment that even a nasty looking sushi bar inside a deli on 1st ave. and 9th is packed in the evening) Mitsuwa is better than any of these, but a bit of a trek.

bbqm -- Sunrise carries 2-3 types of roe except for ikura and tobiko, try there.

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Posted 09 June 2005 - 10:26 PM

I believe there's an M2M branch up near Columbia as well. Maybe 115th and Bway.
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Posted 09 June 2005 - 10:30 PM

there is a bus that leaves nyc to edgewater that is very inexpensive