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Japanese Food Stuffs: where to buy?

miiki5760 Mar 12, 2011 01:38 PM

I haven't cooked Japanese in ages. With Kotobukiya gone and Yoshinoya long gone- where is the best place to buy food stuffs from Japan?

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    smtucker Mar 12, 2011 01:43 PM

    Search and ye shall find:


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    1. re: smtucker
      miiki5760 Mar 12, 2011 02:22 PM

      thx- have seen this thread and forgot about. i don't drive so medford isn't going to happen. should have been more specific- hoping for a place here in cambridge!

      1. re: miiki5760
        kobuta Mar 12, 2011 07:29 PM

        I'm with you on the driving, and have mainly hitched a ride with others going that way. But if you must, Medford Sq is serviced by a number of bus lines, and there is in fact a bus stop almost right across the street from the store. I don't know which route it is off the top of my head, but if you plugged the address into the T website, I bet it would tell you.

        1. re: miiki5760
          grant.cook Mar 12, 2011 08:06 PM

          There is no place in Cambridge.. hit up Ebisuya. Perhaps you could find some decent stuff at H-Mart in Burlington, if you could make it out that way. Maybe Reliable in Somerville?

          3 Old Concord Rd, Burlington, MA 01803

          1. re: grant.cook
            CookieLee Mar 13, 2011 07:57 AM

            One of my friends just posted on fb that a Japanese mkt is going to open near Porter Sq. -
            A few blocks up Mass Ave (outbound, west-ish). Just past the Porter Square Post Office.

            1. re: CookieLee
              zach272 Mar 13, 2011 10:09 AM

              whoa, seriously? any details/links?

              1. re: zach272
                CookieLee Mar 13, 2011 04:02 PM

                She didn't post any. If I hear more, I'll put it up.

                1. re: CookieLee
                  digga Mar 13, 2011 05:12 PM

                  It's in the old Spark Studios/used book store spot at the corner. It will be called "Miso Market," according to the hand-lettered sign in the window. It's a big sunny space - looking forward to it!

                  As a side note, Bob Slate in the same block is going out of business (all three outlets will close). Bumma.

      2. galangatron Mar 13, 2011 12:10 PM

        it's a little pricey and the selection is small but there is also the cherry mart on newbury street

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        1. re: galangatron
          tatsu Mar 13, 2011 01:40 PM

          I recently stopped by, I wouldn't go out of my way to shop there, let's say.

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