London is a multicultural city with people from all over the world. In addition to delicious restaurants with national specialities, supermarkets also specialise. Today I will introduce you to several Japanese and Korean supermarkets in London, together with happy hoarding it!
In addition to the local supermarket chains, there are also many Chinese, Korean and Japanese supermarkets in London that are convenient for Asians to buy ingredients.
If you are tired of eating Chinese food, in London’s Japanese supermarket to buy a sushi, and then a takoyaki dumplings, purchasing a little Japanese food ingredients to go home to open a late-night canteen is not beautiful.
If you love Korean dramas, go to the Korean supermarket to buy some noodles, cheese rice cakes, kimchi, kimchi do some kimchi soup, force pot, to restore the real life of the heroine of the Korean drama.
Korean supermarkets in London
H-Mart has three shops in London located in New Malden, Tottenham Court Road and Camden High Street. The main shop in New Malden in Koreatown is the largest Korean supermarket in the UK.
Inside you’ll find fresh fruit and vegetables, seafood, meat, a wide range of Korean sauces, snacks, drinks and almost anything else you can think of.
The supermarket has a huge freezer section with a lot of sliced meat or beef. Korean BBQ lovers should definitely take a stroll here. Pick up freshly sliced pancetta, beef, and ribs, then go to the vegetable section and pick up perilla leaves, lettuce, and chilli peppers, and finally buy a bottle of barbecue sauce, and you’ve got all your needs covered in one supermarket.
Apart from food, the range of household items is also very diverse. You can buy pots and pans, kitchenware, cleaning and bathing, such as Korean rice cookers, thermos pails and a wide variety of Korean face masks. Students who like K-POP can also buy Korean pop albums and series of peripherals here.
H-Mart also supports online ordering, so you can place an order on the official website and have it delivered to your home.
New Malden Store
Address: 1 Leigh Close, Industrial Estate, New Malden, Surrey KT3 3NW
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday 9 am – 9 pm, Sunday 12 pm – 6 pm
Tottenham Court Road Shop
Address: H Mart Mini, 115 Tottenham Court Road, Fitzrovia, London W1T 5AH
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday 9 am – 10 pm, Sunday 10 am – 10 pm
Address: Oseyo, 158 Camden High Street, London NW1 0NE
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday 9 am – 9 pm, Sunday 12 pm – 6 pm
- Map: Wyvern Industrial Estate, Beverley Way, New Malden, London
- Opening: Monday to Saturday 9 am – 8 pm, Sunday 12 pm – 6 pm
This Korea Foods Korean supermarket is also in Koreatown. Since 1999, Korea Foods has been supplying Korean food to the UK. As the UK’s leading importer of Korean food, Korea Foods not only offers the widest range of Korean products, but also a great selection of Japanese, Chinese and Thai products.
Not quite as big as H-Mart and focus on food products, Korea Foods has its own bread and tofu making factories, which ensures it can provide fresh food every day. There are also fresh fruits such as pomelo, coconut and mango.
The meat counter also has a lot of marinated Korean BBQ ingredients that you can go back and just put in the oven.
If you don’t want to cook, the fried chicken and snacks sold here are a good choice. You can also buy a lot of fresh kimchi and a lot of semi-finished instant food products can go home directly open the bag ready to eat, very convenient.
There is also a parking space in front of the supermarket, especially suitable for a few friends to drive to stock up. For those who don’t want to go out, you can order on the official website koreafoods.co.uk.
Seoul Plaza can be considered as a large chain of Korean supermarkets in the UK. There are two of them on High Street in Koreatown, and, in addition to several branches in London, there are also branches in Oxford, Birmingham, Coventry, Reading, Bournemouth, and many other cities in the UK.
Compared to the first two the prices are all going to be more affordable, with a bit of a street convenience store feel from Seoul. In addition to the supermarket packaged products, it has Ready to Cook food already packed every day, a large box of £4-5, containing tofu, seafood, meat, vegetables and seasonings, ideal for those who do not like the hassle of cooking at home.
Seoul Plaza is full of street food from Seoul, such as authentic Korean cabbage rice made on the day, Korean fried noodles and hot bean buns.
Seoul Plaza is owned by the same company as Korea Foods, so you can order from the Korea Foods website.
Seoul Plaza New Malden 1
Address: 36 High Street, New Malden, Surrey KT3 4HE
Opening hours: 9:00 to 20:00 daily
Seoul Plaza New Malden 2
Address: 126 Malden Road, New Malden, Surrey KT3 6DD
Opening hours: 9:00 to 23:00 daily
Seoul PlazaGolders Green
Address: 136 Golders Green Road, London NW11 8HB
Opening hours: 9:00 to 21:00 daily
Centre Point Food Store
- Map: 73 New Oxford Street, London
- Opening: 10 am – 10.30 pm
- Sushi Cafe is open Monday to Friday 12:00 to 15:00, Saturday 18:00 to 22:30, closed on Sunday.
Centre Point Food Store is a Korean supermarket located in the centre of London. The prices are more expensive compared to the above supermarkets because it is in the centre of London!
After all, Koreatown is still some distance away from the centre of London, so it’s very convenient to buy some daily necessities in this supermarket for a change.
Moreover, this supermarket doesn’t just sell things, there’s also a Sushi Cafe inside, where you can order food in addition to sourcing ingredients. It’s perfect for lazy people!
Japanese Supermarket in London
- Map: 35b Panton Street, London
- Opening: 10 am – 10 pm
H-Mart in Koreatown is the largest Korean supermarket in the UK. If H-Mart in Koreatown is the largest Korean supermarket in the UK, then the Japanese supermarket comparable to H-Mart is Japan Centre in London.
Apart from its convenient location, the main reason for the supermarket is the freshness and quality of the ingredients. Koshihikari and seaweed leaves for sushi, wasabi for sushi sashimi, Japanese snacks with novel flavours, Japanese tableware with distinctive Japanese characteristics, and everything related to Japan are all available here.
Japan Centre is not just a supermarket, but a two-storey mini-mall.
In addition to everyday Japanese ingredients and delicious instant food products, there are also tempting Japanese cakes, daily household appliances and other daily necessities.
The ready-to-eat section at the entrance of the supermarket is also very popular, filled with fresh sushi, yakisoba, salads, fried dumplings and other staples, as well as takoyaki (octopus dumplings), Japanese cakes and other snacks. The first of these is the Japanese cakes, which are a breath of fresh air compared to the sweet and throaty cakes in the UK! It’s definitely “Chinese stomach” friendly!
If you like ceramics, you can also come here to browse, there are a lot of good ceramic accessories, quite a sense of art.
This is London’s largest and most famous Japanese supermarket, with its own online ordering mall, and for those who are too lazy to go out, you can also buy from the Japan Centre’s official website, but postage is not too cheap, and of course, for freshly made sushi and desserts, you’ll need to go to a brick and mortar shop.
Rice Wine – らいすわいんショップ
- Map: 82 Brewer Street, London
- Opening: 10 am – 8 pm
Rice Wine is small in size, but because the prices are the cheapest amongst Japanese supermarkets in the city, it has gained a lot of popularity amongst international students, and is also the favourite supermarket for Japanese locals in London.
It’s a small supermarket with all the essentials, seasonings, snacks and Japanese food ingredients you’d expect to find here. Of course, raw sushi is also available. And of course as the name of the shop suggests, you can also buy authentic Japanese rice and sake.
Rice Wine offers a delivery service, mainly 1-4 working days and next day dispatch after delivery, with different speeds and prices.
Map: 7 Station Parade, West Acton, London W3 0DS
Opening: Tuesday to Friday 10:00 to 18:00, Saturday 10:00 to 19:00, Sunday 10:00 to 18:00; closed on Mondays.
Atari-Ya’s supermarket retail shop in London is a little bit different, so if you’re after Japanese snacks, you might be disappointed. This supermarket is more orientated towards fresh ingredients for Japanese food, such as fresh sashimi, sushi and condiments.
Atari-Ya is a Japanese restaurant and retail brand with a Japanese coffee shop and several Japanese food restaurants. All the fresh ingredients used in its restaurants are provided by this in-house supermarket.
Comprehensive Asian Supermarkets
In addition to the single Japanese and Korean supermarkets, to satisfy your Chinese stomach in a foreign country, of course, there is no shortage of Chinese supermarkets. Anne has previously reviewed both traditional and online Chinese supermarkets, so if you’re interested, you can check them out by clicking on the blue characters.
The following two comprehensive Asian supermarkets are also worth a visit, it can be said that the Asian stomach are all applicable.
This supermarket specialises in Japanese, Vietnamese and Malay ingredients and spices, and sells a wide range of products.
You can also buy Chinese dumplings, steamed buns and frozen dumplings, as well as many items not available in Chinatown supermarkets, such as Vietnamese rice noodles, taro paste buns and durian dumplings.
The seafood prices are also lower than outside supermarkets, so it’s worth a visit.
Address: 128-132 Walworth Rd, Walworth, London SE17 1JL
Opening hours: 10:30-20:30 Monday to Sunday
Address: 4 Estate Way, Leyton, London E10 7JN
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday 10:00-18:00
Address: 25 Hackney Road, London E2 7NX
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday 10:30 – 20:30
Address: 17 Wood Street, Kingston upon Thames, London KT1 1TY
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday 10:30-20:00
Address: 57 Kingsland Road, London E2 8AG
Opening hours: 10:30-20:30 Monday to Sunday
Address: 15-21 Parkway, Camden Town, London NW1 7PG
Opening Hours: Mon-Sat 10:30-20:30, Sun 12:00-18:0
- Address: 14 Gerrard Street, London
- Open: 9 am – 5 pm
On the corner of Gerrard Street and Macclesfield Street, the main street of London’s Chinatown, a small lemon-green shop, Delicious Oriental Delight, beckons snack lovers!
It’s no exaggeration to say that this place has the best selection of Asian snacks. Whether it’s Biscuit Bars, the classic White Rabbit Milk Candy, or the much-loved Lotte Bear Cakes, you’ll be able to satisfy your cravings at the shop.
Seasonal products are also often available here. In autumn, you’ll find a wide range of mooncakes, and during Chinese New Year, you’ll find winter snacks such as rice cakes. You can’t have a Chinese festival in the UK without all these snacks full of memories.
As well as snacks, you’ll also find the most comprehensive range of Asian instant noodles! In addition to familiar brands such as Sim Ramen, there are also great flavours such as Korean Super Spicy Fried Rice Cake Ramen, Pork Bone Ramen and Izumi Ichidin Soup Noodles.
For those who favour Asian beers, don’t miss the beer counter, with Chinese Tsingtao, Japanese Asahi, and Kirin for you to choose from.
Starry Asian Market
In addition to offline Japanese and Korean supermarkets in London or in the UK that can deliver, we finally recommend Starry Asian Market – Asian supermarket.
This online supermarket specialises in pan-Asian food you can buy not only Japanese and Korean snacks, but also food from Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore.
Its frozen section has a lot of delicious snacks, Cantonese morning tea, Korean fried dumplings, Vietnamese spring rolls and so on are very recommendable.
Consumption of more than 55 pounds of free shipping in the whole of the United Kingdom, for the home does not want to go out of the baby is quite friendly.