Blurb: Japanese supermarkets in Singapore are an amazing treasure trove of Japanese snacks, drinks and ingredients. Ready to load up your pantry with Japanese groceries?
Japanese food is just so, so good, but finding authentic Japanese products and rare Japanese snacks can be so difficult. Luckily, Singapore has several amazing Japanese supermarkets, well-stocked in the country’s fashionable food.
Ditch the cheap trashy stuff you’ll receive from an untrustworthy online store and visit a classic Japanese supermarket instead! Whether you’re Japanese snack lovers, Japanese expats in Singapore, or simply a foodie wanting to enjoy on site sushi, this list is for you.
Get ready to discover the best Japanese supermarkets in Singapore to try out today!
List of 8 Best Japanese Supermarkets in Singapore to Buy Authentic Japanese Stuff
1. Meidi-Ya Supermarket
- 9 Raffles Boulevard #02-26 to 36 Millenia Walk, Singapore 039596
- 1 Kim Seng Promenade, #B2-111 to 121 Great World, Singapore 237994
Meidi-Ya Supermarket previously had a location in Liang Court, but now operate from their two locations in Raffles and Great World city. This Japanese supermarket specialises in packaged Japanese groceries, snacks, beverages, and products from Hokkaido.
They are part of the same chain operating in Japan. When they opened in Singapore, they were the only Japanese supermarket around! Their flagship store is in Great World city square mall. Having been around the longest, Meidi-Ya is also where most of the regular Japanese aunties shop.
They also have a large array of meats from Japan and Australia, like their succulent wagyu beef, black Angus, premium pork and chicken. They have many Japanese cooking staples, from dried noodles to seasoning packets! Their selection of Japanese liquors includes locally-sourced Japanese craft beer, sake, whiskey, shochu, and wine.
However, the many Japanese sweets sourced from Hokkaido is what really makes Meidi-Ya stands out. Their yogurt jellies, rice crackers, chocolates, and gummies make for a sweet taste of Hokkaido.
Make sure to follow the supermarket closely, as they often have limited-quantity Hokkaido products sold in-store or in their online shop. Their Raffles outlet is open from 10 am to 10 pm, and their Great World outlet is open from 9 am to 10 pm.
2. Fish Mart Sakuraya
- 154 West Coast Road#B1-50 West Coast Plaza Singapore 127371
- 80 Marine Parade Road #B1-84D Parkway Parade Singapore 449269
- 370 Alexandra Road #B1-14/15 Anchorpoint Singapore 159953
- 33 Sengkang West Avenue #02-01 The Seletar Mall Singapore 797653
Fish Mart Sakuraya is an artisanal Japanese grocer with four outlets located in several shopping malls in Singapore! Their West Coast Plaza location is especially popular. What started as a wholesale one-stop-shop for Japanese restaurants became a seafood-based Japanese supermarket.
Fish Mart Sakuraya serves delicious fresh sashimi and other fresh Japanese seafood you can take home to cook. They will cut and serve fresh fish to you on site, and even make yummy seafood and rice bentos (Japanese lunch boxes). The hybrid Japanese grocery store even has a dining area, for patrons to enjoy their fresh sushi and Japanese sake.
This Japanese restaurant section has its own menu with a wide selection of fresh, grilled, or fried fish. You can choose your own fish from the coolers or tanks, and watch the chef prepare it for you live! It’s unlike any other Japanese restaurant in Singapore. However, they also have a number of classic dishes, such as katsu don, ramen, miso soup, and sobu noodles.
Their Japanese products are flown in directly from Japan, so you can be sure everything you buy there is authentic. Since their opening in 1999, the Japanese supermarket strives to keep their prices affordable, so their customers can eat Japanese food without having to strain their budget.
For anyone who likes fresh fish served in a Japanese style, Fish Mart Sakuraya is sure to become your favourite Japanese supermarket. They also sell high quality Japanese sake, beer, condiments, noodles, vegetables, and confectionaries.
3. Don Don Donki Singapore
- 1 Jurong West Central 2, #B1-09 Jurong Point, Singapore 648886
- 930 Yishun Avenue 2, Northpoint City, #B1-06/07 (North Wing), Singapore 769098
- 83 Punggol Central,#B1-10B Building 10,Singapore 828761
- 10 Tampines Central 1, #02-25 to 30, Singapore 529536
- 3 Temasek Boulevard Suntec City Mall, Tower 5, West Wing, #02-379-387, Singapore 038983
- 1 Pasir Ris Close, Downtown East E!Avenue 01-339, Singapore 519399
- 1 Maritime Square, #03-23 / 38 HarbourFront Centre, Singapore 099253
- 50 Jurong Gateway Road, Jem, #02-24/26 & #03-27/29, Singapore 608549
- 2 Jurong East Central 1, JCube, #B1-12/18/19, Singapore 609731
- 6 Eu Tong Sen Street, The Central, #B1 11-28/44-51, Singapore 059817
- 10 Sinaran Drive, #B1 01-85, Singapore 307506
- 180 Kitchener Road, City Square Mall, #B2 05/18, Singapore 208539
- 100 Tras Street, 100 AM, #02 01- 05/22-26, #03 01-05/09-23, 100AM Singapore 079027
- 181 Orchard Road, Orchard Central, #B2 01-10/30/43 & #B1 15-29/K7/K8, Singapore 238896
Don Don Donki Japanese supermarket in Singapore and its crazy store layout is clearly a favourite for Singaporeans. It’s so popular that is has eleven outlets, all stocked with a huge array of Japanese drinks, fresh seafood and fresh meat, Japanese curry, packaged pasta sauce, and many Japanese snacks and beverages.
The supermarket counts as a Japanese discount chain due to their amazing prices, and their many locations makes shopping at the chain so much more convenient. The stores are incredibly colourful, and every shelf is packed completely full of products.
The Don Don Donki chain also follows a Japan theme, so you can expect to feel like you’re traversing a small corner of Japan while shopping. With Japanese lanterns, sakura (cherry blossom) flowers, and cartoon characters lining the walls and ceiling, any shopping trip will feel like an adventure.
The many locations also have at least one Japanese restaurant inside the store, selling delicatessen, fresh sashimi and sushi, and all kinds of other yummy snacks. You’ll feel like you’re in a food court as well as a grocer!
4. Cold Storage Singapore
Locations: Store Locator
Cold Storage is well-known for its many Western food items, but their outlet in Takashimaya is stocked with many packaged Japanese groceries. The Japanese expats crowd in Singapore should definitely visit, as they have many Japanese goods that are difficult to find anywhere else.
You won’t find cheap trashy stuff here – all of their products are high-quality and from Japanese brands. Cold Storage has a huge variety in their selection as well. Their products include:
- Milk and Soya Dairy (Cheeses, Yogurts, Ice creams)
- Cakes, Breads and Pastries
- Puddings and Desserts
- Convenience Foods
- Fruits and Vegetables
- Dips and Sides
- Japanese Chilled and Frozen Foods
- Tofu, Noodles and Pasta
This means whether you want ready to eat food or love junk food, you can buy it along with fresh produce! Let’s also appreciate how affordable Cold Storage is; they deliver budget friendly groceries despite their selection being made up of authentic Japanese brands!
You can expect to pay anywhere from just $1.25 to $10.00 at the Japanese supermarket, and we also recommend subscribing to their mailing list. Cold Storage sends their loyal customers many promos and discount deals!
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5. Kuriya Japanese Market
- Great World #B1-133 (within &JOY Dining Hall) 1 Kim Seng Promenade Singapore 237994
- Guoco Tower #B2-11 7 Wallich St Singapore 078884
- Chinatown Point #B1-23 133 New Bridge Road Singapore 059413
- Jurong Point #B1-77 1 Jurong West Central 2 Singapore 648886
- Nex #B1-03 (within &JOY Japanese Food Street) 23 Serangoon Central Singapore 556083
- Causeway Point #B1-17 1 Woodlands Square Singapore 738099
- Waterway Point #B1-20 83 Punggol Central Singapore 828761
- Tiong Bahru Plaza #B1-137 302 Tiong Bahru Road Singapore 168732
- Northpoint City #B1-152 1 Northpoint Drive, South Wing Singapore 768019
- AMK Hub #B2-52 53 Ang Mo Kio Ave 3 Singapore 569933
- Paragon #B1-K26 290 Orchard Road Singapore 238859
Kuriya Japanese market has 11 outlets around Singapore, and all of them provide fresh fish made into sushi, maki rolls, and sashimi platters. Their location at Chinatown Point is especially popular. If sushi is your favourite Japanese food, Kuriya Japanese market should definitely be your go-to supermarket.
The chain has all kinds of onigiri, hand rolls, chinmi (meaning delicacies), donburi (rice bowls), and salads. They do qualify as a gourmet Japanese grocer, as most of their seafood products are rare and very high quality.
Kuriya Japanese market also sells many Japanese alcohols sourced from Japan, like plum wine infused with green tea or yuzu, and sake. You can also find a collection of popular drink in store, from mango or watermelon cider, drip coffee, yuzu tea, and matcha tea.
6. J Mart Singapore
- 1 Vista Exchange Green #B1-28, Singapore 138617
- 2 Tampines Central 5 #B1-06 Century Square Singapore 529509
- B1-13/14 I12 Katong 112 E Coast Rd, Singapore 428802
J Mart Singapore is the official retail store of the Japan Prestige Sake Association in Singapore, and is definitely the one-stop-shop for all kinds of hand-brewed Japanese sake, plum wine and shochu. J Mart sells the best and biggest selection of alcoholic beverages.
You won’t find many other groceries at the supermarket, but J Mart definitely have a bottle of sake that goes along with any dish. Sparkling, infused, and premium sakes are available. J Mart also has an online shop, so that you can mull over your choices, do your research, and select your preferred delivery date.
7. Iroha Mart
Location: 68 Orchard Rd, B2-17 18 Plaza, Singapore 238839
Iroha Mart is one of the Japanese supermarkets in Singapore that puts convenience first. Located in Orchard Plaza, the supermarket packs tons of Japanese products in a small space. Not only do they have many Japanese groceries, but the lifestyle store also has popular Japanese-related merchandise.
You can find unique and charming items like peach scented toilet paper, anime merchandise, Japanese cookware and tableware, plushies, and decorations. As far as a Japanese supermarket Singapore has to offer, Iroha Mart is one of the most versatile.
Of course, Iroha Mart is also full of Japanese food and beverage products people love. You can find staples like dango (chewy rice balls on a skewer), more than a few condiments, Japanese meats and vegetables, bonito flakes, honey citron tea, and more. Though it’s smaller and only has one location, Iroha Mart is definitely one of Singapore’s best Japanese supermarkets.
8. Oosh! Nosh! Fashionable Food
Location: 930 Yishun Ave 2, Northpoint City South Wing, #B1-105, Singapore 769098
Oosh! Nosh! Fashionable Food at the Northpoint City shopping mall is an incredible fashionable retail store selling a huge selection of Japanese groceries, confectionaries, and character merchandise.
Fashionable Food takes its reputation seriously, it is a Japanese supermarket in Singapore that you can find the wildest products at. They are all exclusively imported from Japan, and new products are always making their way to the shelves.
The store has a second location in Bukit Batok Central Link as well. It also has a huge selection of unique Japanese sweets that make wonderful gifts and souvenirs. Some of their more popular sweets include the Bourbon Chocolarie, a pastry filled with creamy chocolate, and their special Japanese tea infused with roasted rice.
Visiting a Japanese supermarket in Singapore can be a wonderful experience. From the specialty Fish Mart Sakuraya to convenience store Iroha Mart, there is no end to the delicious, cute, and authentic Japanese products to try!
We want to note the Isuramuya Japanese restaurant and supermarket, which unfortunately permanently closed. As one of Singapore’s only halal certified Japanese groceries, as well as their Jcube halal Japanese restaurant, Isuramuya was a Japanese supermarket Singapore proudly supported.
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