Mitsuwa Marketplace

★★★★★
  • 100 E Algonquin Rd

    Arlington Hts, IL 60005

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  • 847-956-6699

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there is also a japanese media store inside mitsuwa where you can also find many caucasian white americans that shops at the media store even though they can't speak or read japanese but indeed fascinated with japanese technology and entertainment media ,and still learning more about japanese culture leading to be japanized in america.

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★★★★★

there is also a japanese media store inside mitsuwa where you can also find many caucasian white americans that shops at the media store even though they can't speak or read japanese but indeed fascinated with japanese technology and entertainment media ,and still learning more about japanese culture leading to be japanized in america.

Pros: nice place

Cons: none

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This place is really amazing. with Japanese grocery, snacks, and restaurants. I felt like I was back in Japan. I really enjoyed the udon and the snacks. Would visit again when I get back in the area

5
★★★★★

This place is really amazing. with Japanese grocery, snacks, and restaurants. I felt like I was back in Japan. I really enjoyed the udon and the snacks. Would visit again when I get back in the area

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Head straight to the food court for hot, steamy ramen (be prepared to wait in line, especially around lunch time!) or other Japanese or Korean food. Ready made sushi to go is another option for lunch or dinner. While you shop the aisle for Japanese spices, sauces and everything pickled, pick up your tickets to Japan at the travel agency!

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★★★★★

Head straight to the food court for hot, steamy ramen (be prepared to wait in line, especially around lunch time!) or other Japanese or Korean food. Ready made sushi to go is another option for lunch or dinner. While you shop the aisle for Japanese spices, sauces and everything pickled, pick up your tickets to Japan at the travel agency!

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Had the best tuna rolls at Matsuwa! I find myself having cravings for their sushi! But I don't live in the area! It's a must to and walk around! So many different foods, and really fun just to look around and see what they have! A great Saturday afternoon outting!

2
★★★★☆

Had the best tuna rolls at Matsuwa! I find myself having cravings for their sushi! But I don't live in the area! It's a must to and walk around! So many different foods, and really fun just to look around and see what they have! A great Saturday afternoon outting!

Pros: Good Sushi!

Cons: Most eveything is in Japanese

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Affordable, hard to find foods, alcohol, and goods. There's nothing else like this place. I drive 30 minutes to get here, almost every two weeks. I always find somethign new and fascinating to me. Great for lunch and dinner as well.
I get sake here for almost half price.

5
★★★★★

Affordable, hard to find foods, alcohol, and goods. There's nothing else like this place. I drive 30 minutes to get here, almost every two weeks. I always find somethign new and fascinating to me. Great for lunch and dinner as well.
I get sake here for almost half price.

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This place is great! The produce is super fresh & half the time I have no idea what it is, but it's fun to try all the different fruits and vegetables you won't see everyday elsewhere. The selection of seafood is really incredible because they have many selections that you wouldn't normally see. Though, the Sushi & Sashimi grade fish is rather over priced for how small the piece is which is disappointing because we have been wanting to try & make our own rolls for some time. There are so many different types of noodles down one asle, another might have ton's of different spices and oils. The snack asles are bursting with candies and other goodies. The food court is a bit daunting because it's mainly in Japanese (& a Korean restaurant) with minimal descriptions in English. The prices are in both languages, and every place does have ready made plates out so you can just pick what looks like something you might want to try. Everyone seems to be friendly and willing to answer questions, though a few might not have the best English skills. All in all its really worth the trip because it is a fun place to visit while shopping and then grabbing a bite to eat.

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★★★★☆

This place is great! The produce is super fresh & half the time I have no idea what it is, but it's fun to try all the different fruits and vegetables you won't see everyday elsewhere. The selection of seafood is really incredible because they have many selections that you wouldn't normally see. Though, the Sushi & Sashimi grade fish is rather over priced for how small the piece is which is disappointing because we have been wanting to try & make our own rolls for some time. There are so many different types of noodles down one asle, another might have ton's of different spices and oils. The snack asles are bursting with candies and other goodies. The food court is a bit daunting because it's mainly in Japanese (& a Korean restaurant) with minimal descriptions in English. The prices are in both languages, and every place does have ready made plates out so you can just pick what looks like something you might want to try. Everyone seems to be friendly and willing to answer questions, though a few might not have the best English skills. All in all its really worth the trip because it is a fun place to visit while shopping and then grabbing a bite to eat.

Pros: great selection, quality, service

Cons: might be some language barriors from speaking to packaging

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Mitsuwa, the former Yaohan, is a wonderful store that can take care of all of your Japanese needs. The food is authentic. There is a variety of toys, games, and books from Japan, as well as a food market, Asahiya bookplacea great book store, too bad most of the items are in Japanesea cell phone booth, several eateries, so to speak, and much more. They hold a special Japanese festival every year, where you can learn a lot about the culture.

5
★★★★★

Mitsuwa, the former Yaohan, is a wonderful store that can take care of all of your Japanese needs. The food is authentic. There is a variety of toys, games, and books from Japan, as well as a food market, Asahiya bookplacea great book store, too bad most of the items are in Japanesea cell phone booth, several eateries, so to speak, and much more. They hold a special Japanese festival every year, where you can learn a lot about the culture.

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Mitsuwa is a bustling marketplace similar to what you would probably see in Japan or other Asian countries. They also have an excellent food court where you can get all sorts of Asian cuisine for very, very reasonable prices.

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★★★★☆

Mitsuwa is a bustling marketplace similar to what you would probably see in Japan or other Asian countries. They also have an excellent food court where you can get all sorts of Asian cuisine for very, very reasonable prices.

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My family enjoys visiting Mitsuwa, and the spectacle of this place filled with people of various nationalities is worth the prices, which are higher than many other asian grocers.

The only reason I would give it 4stars instead of 5 stars is that their hours can be inconvenient. Mitsuwa closes earlier on the weekends than I think they should. Since the local Japanese and other asian population in the northwest suburbs views Mitsuwa as a destination shopping experience, it would make sense for them to stay open later.

The food court is great for a quick meal, but it hasn't been the same since the "hot pebbles" fruit drink shop closed down.

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★★★★☆

My family enjoys visiting Mitsuwa, and the spectacle of this place filled with people of various nationalities is worth the prices, which are higher than many other asian grocers.

The only reason I would give it 4stars instead of 5 stars is that their hours can be inconvenient. Mitsuwa closes earlier on the weekends than I think they should. Since the local Japanese and other asian population in the northwest suburbs views Mitsuwa as a destination shopping experience, it would make sense for them to stay open later.

The food court is great for a quick meal, but it hasn't been the same since the "hot pebbles" fruit drink shop closed down.

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I am originally from Japan, and I wouldn't be able to get by without Mitsuwa. It's got almost everything I ate back home, including Japanese rice, which is much different from the rice you usually find in American restaurants and stores. I use the video rental place all the time too.

5
★★★★★

I am originally from Japan, and I wouldn't be able to get by without Mitsuwa. It's got almost everything I ate back home, including Japanese rice, which is much different from the rice you usually find in American restaurants and stores. I use the video rental place all the time too.

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I live nowhere near Mitsuwa, but my friends and I make it a destination for lunch and shopping. You can't beat this much Japanese stuff in one place. From imported groceries, to gifts, magazines and more, Mitsuwa has it all whether you or a Japanese American or just a 'Japanophile." I love the Hippo bakery for tasty baked treats and great coffee. The food court has an excellent selection of items from raman dishes to curry plates. You can also buy packed sushi meals from the grocery store and eat them in the food court.

PROS: Lots of great food and clean stores
CONS: Busy on the weekends

5
★★★★★

I live nowhere near Mitsuwa, but my friends and I make it a destination for lunch and shopping. You can't beat this much Japanese stuff in one place. From imported groceries, to gifts, magazines and more, Mitsuwa has it all whether you or a Japanese American or just a 'Japanophile." I love the Hippo bakery for tasty baked treats and great coffee. The food court has an excellent selection of items from raman dishes to curry plates. You can also buy packed sushi meals from the grocery store and eat them in the food court.

PROS: Lots of great food and clean stores
CONS: Busy on the weekends

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Mitsuwa is in the middle of a diffuse Japanese community in the Arlington Heights area. The bulk of the store is a Japanese grocery store and food court. Then there are several other small stores in the Mitsuwa building, including a bookstore, video rental, china shop (which my mother loved), and a Japanese themed anime/toy shop. They have take-out sushi. Sometimes I'll come across a real geek find here-- in the bookstore they were selling region free Toshiba DVD players-- imported, not modded-- that could play Japanese and American DVDs. I also found a listing for a muiltifamily Japanese garage sale (moving back) on a bulletin board there (in Japanese) and I went there and bought some nice dishes.

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★★★★★

Mitsuwa is in the middle of a diffuse Japanese community in the Arlington Heights area. The bulk of the store is a Japanese grocery store and food court. Then there are several other small stores in the Mitsuwa building, including a bookstore, video rental, china shop (which my mother loved), and a Japanese themed anime/toy shop. They have take-out sushi. Sometimes I'll come across a real geek find here-- in the bookstore they were selling region free Toshiba DVD players-- imported, not modded-- that could play Japanese and American DVDs. I also found a listing for a muiltifamily Japanese garage sale (moving back) on a bulletin board there (in Japanese) and I went there and bought some nice dishes.

Pros: Variety of goods, Access to imports, Fresh fish

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... like my husband!
"Like a mini-mall, Mitsuwa is actually a variety of shops in one, including a bookstore, toy store, herbal aids booth, video store and travel agency. The airy food court offers a place to sample baked goods, sushi, noodles and ice cream. Most customers are Japanese families with Americanized children who answer their parents in English."
There are no words to describe this place! It literally has everything in one! You can wander the bookstore, pick out some books, stop by the restaurants and have an ice cream while you read, then finish up by going to the grocery store and picking up some hard to find/ rare foods! A must for any Otaku!

5
★★★★★

... like my husband!
"Like a mini-mall, Mitsuwa is actually a variety of shops in one, including a bookstore, toy store, herbal aids booth, video store and travel agency. The airy food court offers a place to sample baked goods, sushi, noodles and ice cream. Most customers are Japanese families with Americanized children who answer their parents in English."
There are no words to describe this place! It literally has everything in one! You can wander the bookstore, pick out some books, stop by the restaurants and have an ice cream while you read, then finish up by going to the grocery store and picking up some hard to find/ rare foods! A must for any Otaku!

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This is a great store that has a lot of authentic imported Japanese groceries. There is also a bookstore with Japanese books and magzines (in Japanese), a small food court, and a travel agency. It's perfect for people who like Japanese food.

5
★★★★★

This is a great store that has a lot of authentic imported Japanese groceries. There is also a bookstore with Japanese books and magzines (in Japanese), a small food court, and a travel agency. It's perfect for people who like Japanese food.

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