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Japanese grocery store

Is there a good Japanese grocery story/ supermarket in Rome? Or, does Rome has a region with a larger community of Asians?

I searched the forum and someone suggested Castroni. Today I went to Castroni's largest store near Vatican and was disappointed. The store itself is good, but I couldn't recognize anything authentically Japanese.

Being Asian, I do enjoy the Italian food here. But at times I have craving for real, good, Asian food. Does anyone know some Asian restaurants here that have many Asian customers?

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1. Re: Japanese grocery store

There is a fairly large Chinese community in the vicinity of Piazza Vittorio Emanuele, not far from Termini station. However, I don't know if you'll find many Japanese products.

There is a shop called Xin Shi Via Carlo Alberto, 10, which claims to sell Japanese groceries. They also sell clothing, household items, and Chinese and Thailandese groceries. That may mean there isn't much room for groceries.

Edited: 10 May 2012, 17:46
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2. Re: Japanese grocery store

The Korean market on Via Cavour 84 sells Japanese products.

Another Korean market doing the same thing is on Via Carlo Emanuele I.

Japanese products can be bought from Alimenti Orientali on piazzale Gregorio VII,23/25

Oriental Store on Via Turati Filippo, 130 Roma

Hope that helps you out



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The aera around Piazza Vittorio Emanuele, called Esquilino, is full of shops/supermarkets that carry many different asian products and produce. Although the majority is chinese, there are thai, viatnamese, korean, japanese and indian products, too. I don't think I have seen a 100% japanese store till now.

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4. Re: Japanese grocery store

Asian restaurants I've seen mentioned in food blogs:

Vietnamese: Mekong, Via Enea 56/a (Tuscolana)

Korean: Gainn, Via dei Mille 18 (Termini)

Chinese: F&B, Via Giolitti 105/113 (Termini) Reportedly has off-menu Chinese dishes.

Thai: Sukhothai,Via Andrea Busiri Vici 48/50 (Monteverde)

Japanese: Hasekura, Via dei Serpenti 27 (Monti)

Presumably, any of them would be prepared to tell you where they source their ingredients.

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5. Re: Japanese grocery store

As mentioned above, there are lots of little groceries around Piazza Vittorio. Some are Chinese-owned, some Korean, but in all cases I think they sell all types of Asian products. Via Emanuele Filiberto has a Korean one on the first block from the Piazza. There are a few on Carlo Alberto right off the Piazza too, as well as some in the actual Portico section on this side of the Piazza. You won't have any problem finding something in this area, in general.

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