Uwajimaya: Asian Specialty Foods

Store Profile

  • Location: Seattle, Washington and online
  • Website: uwajimaya.com

Store History

  • Founded: 1928
  • Headquarters: Seattle, Washington
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The Pacific Northwest is a well-known hub for Asian food, and Uwajimaya — with locations in Washington and Oregon — is one of the area's largest Asian grocers.

The store has been in existence since 1928, when it first opened in Seattle. It's now a large, modern chain of supermarkets with departments devoted to produce, fish, meat, groceries, wine & sake. There's also an amazing sushi deli, and the store can be hired to cater an event with a variety of sushi platters.

One of the best things about the store is their weekly special. Each week, they highlight a different country's cuisine with special deals — for example, right now they're in Korean foods week. Look for current deals on prawns, jar oysters, clams, and beef short ribs.

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For more information, check out Uwajimaya online.

Photos: Uwajimaya