Koyama Shoten

★★★★☆

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Koyama Shoten is a small Japanese grocery store that features a rotation of products from Japan. Some of the items tend to be on the expensive side (for example, specialty erasers and post-it notes going for $9.00 each), but a sizable

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Koyama Shoten is a small Japanese grocery store that features a rotation of products from Japan. Some of the items tend to be on the expensive side (for example, specialty erasers and post-it notes going for $9.00 each), but a sizable

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If you haven't been to Koyama Shoten but have found other Japanese grocery stores, you aren't missing much. Although I haven't checjed every specific item in the store, they don't sell anything I buy that I can't buy at another asian grocery store in the area for less. Everything from sake to ramen to tofu to just about anything else you could want to buy costs more there than it does anywhere else, for the exact same product. If it was made in house I would not say a word about it. I am not the only one who has noticed this pricing trend, and most people I know do not shop there because of it.

The store is also small, so they have low stocks and a smaller selection than other stores in the area. I would not want to be there when it is busy, not only because something I would buy might not be stocked, but due to the small size of the store it could be difficult to manuever around.

Something which might be of interest - they do have a stock of Japanese videos available for rent. I usually buy DVDs or VCDs of shows I want to watch, but for finding older shows or something else this might be a good place to look. I haven't extensively looked through the videos they offer, so can't offer any details. Your milage may vary.

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If you haven't been to Koyama Shoten but have found other Japanese grocery stores, you aren't missing much. Although I haven't checjed every specific item in the store, they don't sell anything I buy that I can't buy at another asian grocery store in the area for less. Everything from sake to ramen to tofu to just about anything else you could want to buy costs more there than it does anywhere else, for the exact same product. If it was made in house I would not say a word about it. I am not the only one who has noticed this pricing trend, and most people I know do not shop there because of it.

The store is also small, so they have low stocks and a smaller selection than other stores in the area. I would not want to be there when it is busy, not only because something I would buy might not be stocked, but due to the small size of the store it could be difficult to manuever around.

Something which might be of interest - they do have a stock of Japanese videos available for rent. I usually buy DVDs or VCDs of shows I want to watch, but for finding older shows or something else this might be a good place to look. I haven't extensively looked through the videos they offer, so can't offer any details. Your milage may vary.

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