We do have some listings for Ireland in the comments below…I’ll incorporate them in here soon!
General UK notes: Obviously the vast majority of Japanese and Asian groceries are located in and around London!
(below is still unformatted - working on it!)
Oriental Delight Fairly pricey, but centrally-located and has a bigger range of Japanese food than the Chinese supermarkets nearby.
14 Gerrard St, London W1D 5PT 020 7439 1183
Chinese but has a seperate Japanese section, as well as a decent selection of fresh produce. Prices are about as good as you’ll get in London, especially if buying in bulk. Haven’t been since they finished the remodelling of the Cricklewood store, and never been to the others. I usually visit every couple of months to stock up on basics in bulk, much easier to drive there (plenty of free parking) than to try and lug 5kg bags of rice back on the bus!
Wing Yip http://www.wingyip.com Chinese supermarket chain
395 Edgware Road Cricklewood London NW2 6LN Tel: 020 8450 0422 Fax: 020 8452 1478
544 Purley Way Croydon CR0 4NZ Tel: 020 8688 4880 Fax: 020 8688 8786
375 Nechells Park Road Nechells Birmingham B7 5NT Tel: 0121 327 6618 Fax: 0121 327 6612
Oldham Road Ancoats Manchester M4 5HU Tel: 0161 832 3215 Fax: 0161 833 2798
Hoo Hing Comments: “Same deal as Wing Yip. Only been to the Park Royal store, didn’t like it as much as Wing Yip so only been the once. Can’t remember how much Japanese stuff it actually had either but there was some!”
A406 North Circular Rd Near Hangar Lane Park Royal London NW10 7TN
Lockfield Avenue Off Mollison Avenue Brimsdown Enfield Middlesex EN3 7QE
Dorma Trading Park Staffa Road London E10 7QX
Bond Road Off Western Road Mitcham Surrey CR4 3EB
Hoo Hing Commercial Centre Freshwater Rd Chadwell Heath Romford Essex RM8 1RX
Others There is also Oriental City, which I’ve never been to and the many Chinese supermarkets in Chinatown which have some Japanese stuff and fresh produce. There used to be a lovely little Japanese shop called Unohana in Golders Green (opposite the tube station), it closed for renovation according to the sign in the window but now seems to have closed for good. It was quite expensive and didn’t have a huge range but did sell ‘sushi-quality’ fish and decent ready-made sushi and bento boxes. If it ever reopens I will post about it.
Alice | 25 January, 2008 - 17:29
Oriental City - Colindale (North London - UK)
Name: Natural Natural Address: 20 Station Parade, Uxbridge Road, Ealing Common W5 3LD 1 Goldhurst Terrace, Finchley Road NW6 3HX Website: http://www.natural-natural.co.uk/naturalnatural/indexe.html http://www.natural-natural.co.uk/naturalnatural/indexj.html
(Not formated yet!)
Wai Yee Hong Wai Yee Hong Eastgate Oriental City, Eastgate Road, Eastville, Bristol, BS5 6XX
Tel:0845 873 3388
Fax:0845 872 2288
Korea Foods Mart Unit 5 Wyvern Industrial Estate, Beverley Way,New Malden, Surrey, KT3 4PH 020 8949 2238
Seoul Plaza 1 36 High Street, New Malden, Surrey, KT3 4HE 020 8949 4329
Seoul Plaza 2 126 Malden Road, New Malden, Surrey, KT3 6DD 020 8942 9552
Seoul Plaza 3 91-93 Mill Road, Cambridge, CB1 2AW 012 2330 3610
Besides Wing Yip (see above)
There is a small Korean grocery on Bristol Rd., near Selly Oak station, which also carries Chinese and Japanese groceries.
Day-In Supermarket Chinese supermarket