Japanese food is all the rage in Singapore and the demand for Japanese cuisine continues to grow by the day. So does gourmet Japanese groceries, for experimenting with Japanese cuisine in our own kitchens is a form of therapy, too.
Japanese supermarkets are well-received thanks to the range of their unique snacks, premium fresh foods and the fact that they offer certain Japanese groceries that are otherwise unavailable in usual supermarkets.
If you are looking to stock up on your favourite Japanese snacks or if you are simply searching for that one particular ingredient to complete your Japanese meal, here are 11 Best Japanese Supermarkets In Singapore For Japanese Gourmet Groceries.
The popular Japanese discount king store was all over the news in 2017 because they had finally opened an outlet in sunny Singapore. This megastore sells a plethora of things such as food, household items, makeup and novelty items. We also love how it is open 24-hours so that we can do some late night shopping when insomnia strikes.
Orchard Central, B1 & B2
181 Orchard Road
Tel: +65 6444 2422
Nearest Station: Somerset
Right in the heart of the city centre, Isetan Scotts is arguably one of the all-time favourite grocery shopping spots for most Singaporeans.
Isetan Scotts has a fantastic line-up of fresh and frozen Japanese products. From freshly-baked bread at Johan Paris Bakery and a dashi bar serving made-to-order piping hot broth, there is so much to love about Isetan Scotts and the products offered.
Shoppers will also have the opportunity to experience Japanese delicacies through food fairs, live kitchen demonstrations and sampling stations.
350 Orchard Road, Shaw House, Singapore 238868
Tel: +65 6733 1111
Sun to Thu: 11am – 9pm
Fri & Sat: 11am – 9.30pm
Nearest Station: Orchard
Situated on Level 4 of JCube, the authenticity of the Japanese cuisine and produce available at this Japanese restaurant-cum-marketplace goes unquestioned.
All produce are sourced directly from Japan and Kuriya is also the only marketplace which offers Halal Japanese goodies and snacks.
2 Jurong East Central 1 #04-10 JCube Jurong, Singapore 609731
Tel: +65 6262 3008
Daily: 11am – 9.30pm
Nearest Station: Jurong East
J-MART JAPANESE FOOD MARKET
A retail outlet of the Japan Prestige Sake Association, J-Mart Japanese Food Market is conveniently located on the 1st level of The Star Vista and you will be able to find an expansive range of Japanese food products to cater for your cooking needs.
The supermarket also offers a selection of Japanese confectionery and snacks and affordable hand-brewed and premium Japanese sake.
J-Mart Japanese Food Market
1 Vista Exchange Green, The Star Vista, Singapore 138617
Tel: +65 6694 3228
Daily: 10am – 10pm
Nearest Station: Buona Vista
You cannot get any fresher than this. As seafood is flown in thrice-weekly from Japan, you can be assured that not only is the seafood at Kuriya well-stocked but that they will be extremely fresh as well.
Apart from fresh seafood, there are also ready-made sushi platters, snacks and drinks. Feel free to also approach one of Kuriya’s fish specialists and perhaps glean a few cooking tips from their rich culinary experience.
#B1-07 Great World City, 1 Kim Seng Promenade, Singapore 237994
Tel: +65 6836 4910
Daily: 11am – 10pm
Nearest Station: Tiong Bahru
Located in the basement of Liang Court, Meidi-Ya is undeniably one of the best Japanese supermarkets in Singapore and it has been operating in Liang Court for the last 17 years.
Fans of Meidi-Ya will be relieved to know that the popular Japanese supermarket is not closing in Singapore. Medi-Ya has another outlet at the newly-revamped Great World City’s basement 2 and you will still be able to get groceries and your favourite Japanese snacks there.
It is an all-rounder supermarket that only provides high-quality Japanese products such as Japanese rice, noodles, and other Japanese homemade products. Prices may be on the steeper side but the splurge is worth it.
Look out for their ready-made sushi platters, sashimi platters and bento boxes if you wish to pick up a quick meal on the go.
Great World City
1 Kim Seng Promenade, Singapore 237994
The first Japanese food boutique in Singapore, Nippon-Ya aims to not only introduce traditional Japanese products such as Kisyu Pickled Plum or the Kansai Yatsuhashi in Singapore but to also raise awareness about any other trendy or popular Japanese products in the market.
Apart from confectioneries, you will also find wine, sake, gift boxes and even accessories available for purchase at this food boutique.
2 Orchard Turn, #B2-68 ION Orchard, ION Orchard, Singapore 238801
Tel: +65 6534 9020
Nearest Station: Orchard
SAKURAYA FISH MART
Sakuraya Fish Mart is another gem in Singapore. From frozen ingredients, Japanese rice, Japanese tidbits, ice cream and beverages, you will be spoilt for choice. This market is also known for its affordable seafood such as salmon and tuna.
And while shopping, you may want to stop by the eatery within the supermarket for a bowl of chirashi don.
Sakuraya Fish Mart
154 West Coast Road, #B1-50 West Coast Plaza, West Coast Plaza, Singapore 127371
Tel: +65 6773 6973
Daily: 11am – 10pm
Nearest Station: Clementi / Dover
SHIOKJAPAN BY AKIBA TRADING PTE LTD
Most fondly known for selling the Tokyo Banana Shiroi Kobitoi, ShiookJapan is a retailer of premium Japanese treats such as Japanese Kit Kats, giant Pocky and giant Collon.
At present, the only ShiokJapan outlet is tucked away at the corner of Burlington Square. The Japanese snacks are shipped from Japan to Singapore on a weekly basis so you can be rest assured that the shelves are constantly stocked.
ShiokJapan by Akiba Trading Pte Ltd
175 Bencoolen St, #01-14 Burlington Square, Singapore 189649
Tel: +65 8168 6935
Daily: 12am – 8pm
Nearest Station: Rochor
Yamakawa Super is located in the basement of Clarke Quay Central. Bringing in Japanese confectioneries and beverages not available in local supermarkets, this is the place to visit if you are a big fan of Japanese snacks.
Some of the exciting beverages and snacks at Yamakawa Super include the wasabi-flavoured soda and pudding-flavoured biscuits. Try them if you dare!
Clarke Quay Central #B1-28B, 6 Eu Tong Sen St, Clarke Quay Central, Singapore 059817
Tel: +65 6534 9518
Daily: 11am – 10pm
Nearest Station: Clarke Quay
How does shopping for Japanese groceries online sound? Zairyo Singapore is a family business which sources all its high-quality products directly from Japan.
Some of its freshly-imported food products include seafood, seasonal vegetables and fruits, premium meats, sauces, condiments and snacks. This online supermarket also provides recipes and serving suggestions online so as to allow customers to have a truly memorable Japanese culinary experience.
15 Yishun Industrial Street 1 #01-26 Singapore 768091
Tel: +65 8808 0811
Mon to Fri: 10am – 6pm
Sat: 10am – 4pm
Sun: 12pm – 5pm
Nearest Station: Yishun
About the writer: A member of the team at ladyironchef, Claire’s mission is to lead a life without regrets – to explore the world and its treasures boldly. When she isn’t pursuing her interests in writing, academia and music, Claire spends her free time with family and her pets. She also hopes to run her own animal shelter in the future.