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July 16, 2017

Offering Up Japan’s Best

Step into J-Shop and it’s like you’ve landed in Japan and walked into a mini-mart stocked with Japanese stationary, magazines, gift items, beauty products and groceries — including snacks, fresh fruits and vegetables, meat and even a fish market. The store specializes in importing Japanese products and receives shipments flown in fresh multiple times a…

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June 4, 2017 ,

Devouring 4 Delicious Dishes In A ‘Roe’

When I’m in need of some refreshment, I don’t only go for the obvious ice-cold glass of lemonade or cool-and-creamy ice cream cone (though they are excellent choices, of course). Instead, ikura has become my foodie obsession of late because I just can’t get over that incredible pop of juicy, salty flavor that literally bursts…

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April 30, 2017

Hello, Barbecue Season

As the summer months approach, J-Shop reminds patrons, to start thinking about the phrase “dining out” in a different way. “We wanted to give it a little twist to the meaning ‘dining out’ and literally take (food) outside of your home to cook,” J-Shop chef Toru Mitake says. And the Japanese grocery store, which also…

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March 26, 2017

The Best In Japanese Goods

When Hawaii residents visit Japan, most often their favorite part of the trip is trying the food and picking out a variety of omiyage (gifts) that they can bring home for themselves and their loved ones. J-Shop gives its customers the option of saving a trip by delivering those Japanese goodies right to Hawaii. The…

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March 5, 2017

Loving The Taste Of Japan

It’s little wonder why locals and tourists quickly fall in love with the local Japanese culture. From the holidays and traditions to the tasty foods, Hawaii is heavily influenced by all that lies beneath the red sun. Enter J-Shop, a Japanese grocery store and small eatery, which takes pride in housing high-quality ingredients and food…

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February 19, 2017

Your Source For Quality Wagyu

From high-end steak houses to yakiniku restaurants, wagyu beef is the culinary scene’s star steak of the moment — but with a growing number of dining destinations claiming to offer the exclusive Japanese beef, it can be hard to know if you’re always getting authentic cuts, and if you’re paying a fair price for them….

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January 15, 2017

Shop offers fresh selections from Japan

Have you had the opportunity to visit Japan? If you’ve ever wanted to or plan on going eventually, stop by J-Shop in the meantime. The grocery store/eatery will make you feel like you’ve stepped into “the Land of the Rising Sun,” as 95 percent of its products are from Japan. Owner Hideyoshi Takasawa, who has…

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December 18, 2016

Take Your Taste Buds To Japan

Hawaii is heavily influenced by Japanese culture, so it’s no wonder a place like J-Shop exists. According to owner Hideyoshi Takasawa, 95 percent of the grocery store’s products are imported from Japan, making it perfect for anyone craving authentic Japanese flavors. With a small eatery inside serving tasty bentos made-to-order, guests leave feeling as if…

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November 6, 2016


A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: Shokado Bento ($25-$100, for orders of 10 or more) Apristine shop with neatly placed items and a friendly staff that greets customers with a spirited “irrashaimase!” — “welcome” in Japanese — comes with a ton of surprises. Not only is J-Shop a convenient store stocked with Japanese…

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June 19, 2016

Authenticity At Its Best

With 95 percent of its products imported from Japan, J-Shop is the perfect place for anyone craving authentic Japanese flavors. The Makiki grocery store houses many high-quality ingredients and food items you can’t get anywhere else on Oahu. As soon as you walk into the Young Street store, the best in Japanese goodies can be…

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