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Asian grocery midtown

Pantagruel Sep 7, 2005 03:37 PM

Is there a decent Asian grocery in midtown Manhattan? That's where I work, and some days I don't have time to schlep to Chinatown.

Used to go to Sam Bok on W. 45th St., but that closed recently.

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    pitu Sep 7, 2005 03:46 PM

    Try Koreatown -- 32nd St between B'way and 5th Ave
    There's a branch of Super H Mart, and a couple other groceries.

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      someone Sep 7, 2005 03:59 PM

      yagura super market. its a japanese supermarket and fairly small, but it will get you your ramen n pocky fix. forgot the exact location but its in the early 40s near 5th avenue.

      it also sells pretty good and cheap cooked food as well. defintiely check it out.

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        babyfoodie Sep 7, 2005 04:23 PM

        Its on 41st between 5th and Madison.

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        Silverjay Sep 7, 2005 06:22 PM

        There's a good one in "Korea Town" on 32nd about halfway between 5th and 6th on the north side of the street.

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          pitu Sep 7, 2005 07:33 PM

          Just thought of another -- there's a Japanese grocery on the same block as the newish ImagineAsia movie place -- 59th St I think, just east of and rather close to Bloomingdale's.
          Grocery is on the opposite side of the street from the cinema, and further west on the block.

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            Panda Sep 7, 2005 10:41 PM

            Yeah.. I have walked by this place before.. IT's called Katagiri, I believe.

            Here is the website.


            Click on "About Katagiri" to go to page that describes store hours and information.

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            Pantagruel Sep 8, 2005 02:43 PM

            Yagura, on 41st, south side just west of Madison, was pretty small, mostly a takeout place.

            Han An, at 25 W. 32nd, was much larger, at least as big as the late lamented Sam Bok.

            So thank you all.

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