It is common for Indians to carry the essence of their hometown to whichever part of the world they travel to. With a good number of Indian immigrants settled in Japan, many Indian Grocery stores in Japan have come up in and around major cities that cater specifically to the Indian audience. Let us look at some Japanese stores that sell Indian products in the country.
- Maya Bazaar – Maya Bazaar is a popular option for Indian grocery shopping with traditional brand names like MTR and Maiyas lining the shelves. Visit Maya Bazaar for ready-to-eat food items, Indian masalas and to purchase daily use items like shampoos, soaps, etc. Be sure to carry some cash on you since the store does not accept card payments. What’s more, the store owner even speaks fluent Hindi!
- Star Indo Grocery – Located in the Taito district of Tokyo, Star Indo grocery is one of the most prominent Indian supermarket stores and has everything you’d be missing out from India. Also, did we mention it has an extensive collection of Indian snacks from Garden and Haldirams? Be it the ready-to-eat Poha or the Wai-wai that entices you, this store has it all.
- IndoJin dot com/Apna Bazaar – Hop into IndoJin to get a whiff of the traditional Indian bazaars that sell everything under one roof. The store is located in Koto city and is close to the heart of Tokyo city.
- Ambika Online Store – Prefer the convenience of purchasing Indian groceries from home? Ambika Stores is available online and is a one-stop-shop to purchase your weekly groceries delivered at your doorstep. They sell authentic Indian spices, wine, Halal food, ready- to – eat packs, pulses, coconut-based products, juices and much more. Do give their web store a visit to bag great discounts on grocery items.
- Tengu Natural Foods – This one is for vegetarian shoppers, who wish to purchase non-halal products but may find it difficult to do so. Tengu Natural Foods is an online Indian grocery store in Japan that specializes in offering vegetarian products for affordable prices. They also offer gluten-free and vegan products for those who are more picky about their meals. Do try their Kale and Quinoa chips which make for a healthy and guilt-free indulgence.
We hope that this list of Indian groceries in and around Japan can help you navigate your way back to a part of India. These stores not just offer quality Indian grocery in Japan, but also provide reliable service, often retaining their Indian customers. All the best!