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Uwajimaya

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Address: 600 5th Ave S Ste 100, Seattle, WA 98005
Phone Number: +1 206-624-6248
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Wonderful Asian Specialty Market

For visitors exploring Seattle's International District, Uwajimaya, a huge store with a Japanese focus, makes a great stop. Squeaky clean and well-maintained, the more than 35,000... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 November 2015
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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2015

For visitors exploring Seattle's International District, Uwajimaya, a huge store with a Japanese focus, makes a great stop. Squeaky clean and well-maintained, the more than 35,000 square feet, holds Asian specialty products as well as a routine grocery section in the main supermarket. I am always amazed by the seafood selection. On a recent visit, I stared at grilled eel,... More 

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Newport Beach, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2015

What a find! Just know that on weekends they do close the entrance from the village food court (which is near 5th ave. Light rail stop) so you'll have to thru the front part of the store. You're able to enjoy prepackaged sushi combinations without the hefty price.

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Boulder, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015 via mobile

We started our tour of the international district at Uwajimaya. this is a one stop shop for Asian food and goods. The seafood department is fantastic. you'll be amazed at the fish they have for sale. The can goods isle is stock with items we never heard of. And the number of brands of soy sauce is mind boggling. You... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2015

This place comes as close as you can get to a Japanese shipping experience in North America! The main supermarket is mostly North American or eclectic - except for the rice. Here, like in Japan, they have a massive array of rice on display. The real action is in the peripheral departments. In the health and beauty area, they carry... More 

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Yelm, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2015

Aisles and aisles of Asian products to inspire you in the kitchen and ignite your appetite! I love to wander and try new things. Their produce and meat departments were bountiful and clean. Definitely worth a trip! There is an Asian food court in the front with lots of delicious looking food, so come hungry!

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Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2015

UWAJIMAYA has so much cool stuff! There's a food court, general Asian/Japanese grocery with lots of options. As far as non-food, you can visit their bookstore or look through their kitchen and home good section. It is fun to just browse, but buying $7 or $15 worth of stuff gets you one or two hours of validated parking, respectively, a... More 

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Beaverton, Oregon, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2015

This past week's, Hawaii Festival at the Beaverton store was very well done. Outside activities were very entertaining, we enjoyed them. The food specials inside were amazing and tasty.

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Boulder, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2015

Take your time in this store, there is so much to see. I too have lived both in Japan and Hawaii and I get so homesick for just the smell of Japanese food etc. We have a few big stores here in Denver, but they are for the most part Asian Stores, which combine Chinese,Japanese,Korean,and Southeast Asia,convenient, but missing that... More 

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2015

After living in Japan for 11 years and now living the middle of nowhere, I always love to find a place that has a good selection of Japanese foods. I definitely recommend this place for all of you Japanese food fans. I found so much stuff, I had to find a post office to ship it all home. There was... More 

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Odenton, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2015

If you love manga or anything Japanese culture related, then you definitely need to go to this bookstore. It has lots of unique gifts and knick knacks as well. There's also a decent selection of books from USA authors as well. I definitely recommend this for the Manga lover, though.

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