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The Best Of Japan In One Location

A La Carte Columns

April 3, 2016

Story By: Abby Sadoy |

Sashimi Bento ($9.75). Lawrence Tabudlo photo

Sashimi Bento ($9.75). Lawrence Tabudlo photo

If you’re a lover of Japanese cuisine, make your way to J-Shop. There’s no shortage of Japanese goods there, as the establishment is a grocery store with an eatery conveniently located inside that serves made-to-order bentos.

Situated on Young Street, J-Shop features some of the most sought-after Japanese food items, as well as many other products that are unavailable anywhere else on the island.

“We try to bring a variety of foods from Japan,” says manager Takakazu Maeda.

Inside J-Shop. M. Romero photo

Inside J-Shop. M. Romero photo

With 95 percent of its food imported from Japan, you can count on this go-to place to supply the rich diversity in food and high-quality ingredients Japan has to offer. J-Shop even receives air shipments directly from the country three times a week to ensure that customers receive the most authentic and fresh products possible.

STRAIGHT FROM THE SOURCE

Freshness is a priority at J-Shop, and the most popular dishes sold there are exemplary of this, including Katsu Don and Tonkatsu Bento. Fish lovers are in luck with Sashimi Bento ($9.75), featuring the best in ahi, salmon, hamachi and ika, along with a serving of rice and assorted Japanese-style vegetables. With food this fresh, customers can look forward to the instantly recognizable quality and enticing aromas from the second they enter the store.

J-Shop

1513 Young St., Honolulu
200-5076
Monday-Saturday, 10 A.M.-7 P.M.; Closed Sunday

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