Japanese grocery stores in Germany

General notes on Germany: The biggest Japanese expat community is in the Düsseldorf area.

Updated May 2009.

Mailorder company based in Germany

Ja-Mart is based in Germany and also states on their web site (which is in German, English and Japanese) that they ship to various countries in Europe. Besides food, they sell kitchenware, tableware, etc. including some 220V electrical appliances such as Zojirushi rice cookers.
Comments on Ja-Mart: They tend to be rather slow in responding, though they do eventually ship! They sell some unusual items such as _natto kinase_ (natto spores) for making their own natto! For Swiss shoppers, they do ship to Switzerland though it's not listed in their dropdown menu of countries. (maki)


Daruma Japan Food
Uhlandstr. 61
10719 Berlin
TEL: 030 8736131


See my in-depth report on Düsseldorf's Japanese quarter around Innermanstrasse. Also see this article which described Düsseldorf as "Little Tokyo on the Rhine".

Bakery My Heart
Marienstr. 26
40210 Duesseldorf
TEL: 0211 5504760
Mon-Fri 8:00-19:00, Sat 9:00-18:00; closed Sun
Japanese-style breads, baked goods and sweets. Has a sleek modern cafe area for eating in.
Bakery Taka
40210 Duesseldorf
TEL: 0211 350374
Mon-Fri 7:30-19:00, Sat 7:30-18:00; closed Sun
Japanese-style breads, baked goods and sweets. Has a few tables for eating on the spot. (maki)
Dae-Yang Asiatische Lebensmittel/Taiyo Shokuhin
Immermannstr. 21
40210 Duesseldorf
TEL: 0211 357227
Mon-Sat 9:00-20:00; closed Sun
Korean grocery store with a large number of Japanese foodstuffs (about 50/50). Dinnerware, cookware to the left of the store. Fresh fish counter. (One of the two grocery stores to target on Innermanstrasse - maki)
Kim's Asia Center
Stresemannstr. 27
40210 Duesseldorf
TEL: 0211 369922
Korean/Asian market with Japanese products.
Several locations
Annoying Flash only site in German
A Japanese deli. Bento boxes, readymade foods (osouzai) and sushi etc. to go. Also does catering. (Was not overly impressed by the quality - maki)
Rewe Nahkauf
Luetticherstr. 17
40547 Duesseldorf
TEL: 0211 588432
Shochiku Im-Export GmbH
Immermannstr. 15, 40210 Duesseldorf
Tel: 0211 365959
Mon-Sat 8:00-20:00; closed Sun
Japanese grocery store, also has Korean foodstuffs (about 60/40 Japanese/Korean). Nice looking fresh fish and meat counter, a small fresh produce area. Narrow aisles, crowded. (One of the main grocery stores on Innermanstrasse. I liked their takeout sushi better than Maruyasu's. -maki)


Akebono Catering
Hausenerweg 23
60489 Frankfurt
Tel: 069 7894530
Himawari Handel
Closed, according to a recent comment.
Mori Craft GmbH
Schlossstr. 24
60486 Frankfurt/M
Tel: 069 9520 8542


E-Shin Shopping
Grete-Nevermann-Weg 22-24
22559 Hamburg
TEL: 040 810925
Heng Who
Gotenstr. 3
20097 Hamburg
TEL: 040 230036
Sakai Shoten seit 1953
Grindelberg 41
20144 Hamburg
TEL: 040 4221914
German and Japanese web site
Vinh Loi
Klosterwall 2a
20095 Hamburg
TEL: 040 325889

Köln (Cologne)

Heng Long Asia Supermarkt
Aachener Str. 201-209
50931 Koeln
TEL: 0221 2828800

München (Munich)

Munich also has several general Asian food stores. See this page for a big list.

Frischmarkt Sano
Frauenstr. 11
80469 Muenchen
TEL: 089 23685941
Part of the Sushi Sano group, which does have a working website (in German), but they seem to have let the domain frischsano-markt.de expire.
Y. Suzuki - Japanische Feinkost
Rumfordstr. 40
80469 München
S-Bahn - Isartor
TEL: 089-2166 9555
Fax:089-2166 9554
ysuzuki at t-online.de
Japanese and German web site
Japan Shop
Westenriederstr. 47
80331 München
S-Bahn - Isartor
Tel.: 089 226663
Fax: 089 2904779
Färbergraben 10
80331 München
U-Bahn/S-Bahn - Marienplatz
Tel.: 089/26 03 343
Japanese web site

Two non-food stores:

Herzogstr. 7
80803 München
U-Bahn - Münchner Freiheit
Tel.: 089/34 94 54
Fax.: 089/39 56 85
German web site
Non-food. "Japanese lifestyle" goods: furniture and fixtures, ceramics, handmade kitchenware, etc.
Ohmstrasse 3
80802 Munich
Tel.: 089 33019644
Mon-Fri 11am - 7pm, Sat 11am - 4pm
Main store web site in German; Mailorder web site in English and German.
Non-food. "Japanese lifestyle" goods: books, manga, CDs, DVDs, Hello Kitty. Where Japanalia pushes traditional goods, Japansalon sells 'hip' and 'cute' stuff.
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