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Best Ethnic Markets on Peninsula

Moved recently to Menlo Park and am looking for guidance on the best ethnic markets in my area.

In particular, but not limited to:
Middle Eastern
Indian
Korean
Russian (went to the one behind Mt. View Costco and it was alright, but not as good as my old standby)
Japanese

Chinese I would guess is the 99 Ranch Market.

Mexican is fairly easy since there are a bunch in Redwood City, but specific recommendations are welcome. Recommended brands of fresh corn tortillas are also welcome.

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  1. For Middle Eastern I'd go to either Alhana Foods on 37th Ave in San Mateo or Rose Intl. Market in Mountain View.

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    Rose International Market
    1060 Castro St, Mountain View, CA 94040

    Alhana
    25 37th Ave, San Mateo, CA

    1. For Korean, try Hankook Supermarket in Sunnyvale

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      Hankook Supermarket
      1092 E El Camino Real, Sunnyvale, CA

      1. For Japanese, I suggest Nijiya Market in Mountain View or San Mateo (although I've only shopped at the Mountain View branch).

        You might also check Nak's Oriental Market in Menlo Park -- great personal service in a small (read: tiny) shop.

        Here is the contact info, and I will create a link:
        1151 Chestnut St
        Menlo Park, CA 94025
        (650) 325-2046

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        Nijiya Market
        143 E El Camino Real Mountain, View, CA

        Nijiya Market
        1956 S El Camino Real, San Mateo, CA

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        1. re: anyhow

          I'll second the Nijiya recommendation... the Mountain View location is smallish, but clean and well stocked.

          1. re: anyhow

            I prefer Suruki on 4th in San Mateo to Nijiya. Homier, with better prepared foods and mochi selection.

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            Suruki Supermarket
            71 E 4th Ave, San Mateo, CA

          2. The Chavez market at 5th & El Camino is one of the better markets for Mexican goods. Excellent produce selection for latin cooking, butcher, some prepared meats and condiments, and a good tacqueria. Great store.

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            Chavez Supermarket & Taqueria
            46 5th Ave, Redwood City, CA 94063

            1. There is a good Indian market in Namaste Plaza on Ralston & El Camino in Belmont.

              890 Ralston Ave, Belmont, CA‎

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              Chavez Supermarket & Taqueria
              46 5th Ave, Redwood City, CA 94063