Nam-Hai Oriental Food Market

★★★☆☆
36.1348 -95.8511
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918-438-0166

1924 S Garnett Rd

Tulsa, OK

74128

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I stayed away from Nam-Hai for a long time due to bad reviews, until my aunt finally took me along with her yesterday. I was blown away! It's large and has an enormous selection of items you won't find anywhere else. Food, utensils and a nice big souvenir section. They even had bentou boxes! If you're a fan of Asian cuisine, I think this store is an absolute must-see.

Yes, there is a distinct smell. I did not find it offensive, but it did give me misgivings about trying any of the meat on offer. The produce section was MUCH more appealing than Warehouse Market. Like everyone else has said, just be alert when checking out. I do the same at Walmart and everywhere else I shop, so I don't think this is a big deal. You have to expect to make certain sacrifices for the amazing variety they offer!

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★★★★☆

I stayed away from Nam-Hai for a long time due to bad reviews, until my aunt finally took me along with her yesterday. I was blown away! It's large and has an enormous selection of items you won't find anywhere else. Food, utensils and a nice big souvenir section. They even had bentou boxes! If you're a fan of Asian cuisine, I think this store is an absolute must-see.

Yes, there is a distinct smell. I did not find it offensive, but it did give me misgivings about trying any of the meat on offer. The produce section was MUCH more appealing than Warehouse Market. Like everyone else has said, just be alert when checking out. I do the same at Walmart and everywhere else I shop, so I don't think this is a big deal. You have to expect to make certain sacrifices for the amazing variety they offer!

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I've been shopping at nam hai for years.. I've never been cheated on my bill and never purchased spoiled food. Yes, the smell is strong..however you have made the choice to step out of a big box store and will be trading corporate sparkliness for a chance at culinary bliss. The world isn't squeaky clean ...once you get over that average America attitude you will love the store . I have always been respectful of the clerks there and in return have been given good service.. Nam Hai is a great store. Let go of all your American expectations and enjoy it for what it is.

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★★★★☆

I've been shopping at nam hai for years.. I've never been cheated on my bill and never purchased spoiled food. Yes, the smell is strong..however you have made the choice to step out of a big box store and will be trading corporate sparkliness for a chance at culinary bliss. The world isn't squeaky clean ...once you get over that average America attitude you will love the store . I have always been respectful of the clerks there and in return have been given good service.. Nam Hai is a great store. Let go of all your American expectations and enjoy it for what it is.

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Yes this place has a different "ambiance". However I have been shopping there for years and like to try new things. Last week I bought their oysters and asian claims. I ate both raw and they were delicious. If you are lucky enough to be there when they bring out the cooked hog when it is still warm, you will have a near religious experience eating it. . You have to shop cautiously and inspect what you buy, but I have never been ripped off at the price and the cashiers ( I assume it's family owned) are always friendly and very busy.

4
★★★★☆

Yes this place has a different "ambiance". However I have been shopping there for years and like to try new things. Last week I bought their oysters and asian claims. I ate both raw and they were delicious. If you are lucky enough to be there when they bring out the cooked hog when it is still warm, you will have a near religious experience eating it. . You have to shop cautiously and inspect what you buy, but I have never been ripped off at the price and the cashiers ( I assume it's family owned) are always friendly and very busy.

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Nam Hai Oriental Food store is smell bad I ever seen in any stores before. Everyone must report this store to the health and safety departmant. I like to make sure all foods are fresh and safe for people eat. Also, please keep eye on the cashier if you buy anything. Nam Hai's cashier always try to cheat every customer. Many times, cashier cheated me 20 to 40 over charged. Please report Nam Hai store to police and public safety departments. Thank you,

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★☆☆☆☆

Nam Hai Oriental Food store is smell bad I ever seen in any stores before. Everyone must report this store to the health and safety departmant. I like to make sure all foods are fresh and safe for people eat. Also, please keep eye on the cashier if you buy anything. Nam Hai's cashier always try to cheat every customer. Many times, cashier cheated me 20 to 40 over charged. Please report Nam Hai store to police and public safety departments. Thank you,

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This grocery store is flat out nasty. If fish is fresh it does not smell! Very unsantitary. Prices are doubled at register, fruits and veggies are rotten. The service is great if you live in a third world country. Which we do not, therefore there is no reason for the lack of cleanliness in this store. When asked for help, I was ignored. If you run any kind of business that serves the public, then learn the language that is spoken. Tulsa is not small. Taking advantage of customers should be reported to BBA, and local police department and last but not least to your local Attorney Genrals Office and or DA's Office. Oh! and lets not forget the Public Health Department. At this rate we can order online and have a better chance of fresh product. It's time to stand up for your community and health of your family. The more you complain to the above departments, the sooner they will do something about it.

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★☆☆☆☆

This grocery store is flat out nasty. If fish is fresh it does not smell! Very unsantitary. Prices are doubled at register, fruits and veggies are rotten. The service is great if you live in a third world country. Which we do not, therefore there is no reason for the lack of cleanliness in this store. When asked for help, I was ignored. If you run any kind of business that serves the public, then learn the language that is spoken. Tulsa is not small. Taking advantage of customers should be reported to BBA, and local police department and last but not least to your local Attorney Genrals Office and or DA's Office. Oh! and lets not forget the Public Health Department. At this rate we can order online and have a better chance of fresh product. It's time to stand up for your community and health of your family. The more you complain to the above departments, the sooner they will do something about it.

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Three years ago I wandered into the market and it inspired me to learn how to cook Asian meals. It is always a pleasant experience because of the huge variety of condiments, etc. The shrimp is to die for and the produce is fresh and priced fairly. The lucky bamboo's are healthy and I have owned some of mine for over two years.

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★★★★☆

Three years ago I wandered into the market and it inspired me to learn how to cook Asian meals. It is always a pleasant experience because of the huge variety of condiments, etc. The shrimp is to die for and the produce is fresh and priced fairly. The lucky bamboo's are healthy and I have owned some of mine for over two years.

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They've got an assortment of ethnic foods at unbeatable prices. It's a nice little store with nice people. Chef's paradise if looking for asian ingredients.

5
★★★★★

They've got an assortment of ethnic foods at unbeatable prices. It's a nice little store with nice people. Chef's paradise if looking for asian ingredients.

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no!!! .. the old uglybeing rude to asians.. plus I'm asian!!! most of the fruits are in bad condition. agreed!

5
★★★★★

no!!! .. the old uglybeing rude to asians.. plus I'm asian!!! most of the fruits are in bad condition. agreed!

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I have been shopping at Nam Hai for about 20 years. Never had a problem. Great products & service. Reminder, this is an Asian Market not an Albertsons or your neighborhood WalMart. I would suggest shopping on a weekday. Their weekends are VERY busy.

5
★★★★★

I have been shopping at Nam Hai for about 20 years. Never had a problem. Great products & service. Reminder, this is an Asian Market not an Albertsons or your neighborhood WalMart. I would suggest shopping on a weekday. Their weekends are VERY busy.

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um..... do you get bubble tea here? I'm in love with the Asian culture, and alot of my friends drink bubble tea but idk what it is... so I really really wanna try Strawberry bubble tea!

5
★★★★★

um..... do you get bubble tea here? I'm in love with the Asian culture, and alot of my friends drink bubble tea but idk what it is... so I really really wanna try Strawberry bubble tea!

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Watch the expiration dates in the canned and boxed foods section. I found some things several years past printed expiration date, and other packages without expiration dates.

The store has a "bad fish" smell near the meat counter and a sometimes a "horse poop" smell near the produce. The older asian employees are rude to non-asians. The hispanic employees are friendly but speak little english.

With that said, we will continue going back. My wife is from China and they do have the ingredients that no one else does.

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★★★☆☆

Watch the expiration dates in the canned and boxed foods section. I found some things several years past printed expiration date, and other packages without expiration dates.

The store has a "bad fish" smell near the meat counter and a sometimes a "horse poop" smell near the produce. The older asian employees are rude to non-asians. The hispanic employees are friendly but speak little english.

With that said, we will continue going back. My wife is from China and they do have the ingredients that no one else does.

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I bought a bag of rice from Nam Hai Oriental Market in Tulsa Ok. First bag was infested with black beatle like bugs. Took that bag back and exchanged for a new bag sae brand. Noticed the black bugs in their too. Immediately called the Oriental market... I told her I wouild like to exchange it for a new BRAND she responded by telling me to go ahead a bring in the bag and for a new brand I would have to pay the difference. Omfg... I'm going to take my rice back and hopefully just get a refund.

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★☆☆☆☆

I bought a bag of rice from Nam Hai Oriental Market in Tulsa Ok. First bag was infested with black beatle like bugs. Took that bag back and exchanged for a new bag sae brand. Noticed the black bugs in their too. Immediately called the Oriental market... I told her I wouild like to exchange it for a new BRAND she responded by telling me to go ahead a bring in the bag and for a new brand I would have to pay the difference. Omfg... I'm going to take my rice back and hopefully just get a refund.

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Never go to this place ... brought a box of mangoes yesterday and almost 80% of them are rotten.
Never go to this place ... brought a box of mangoes yesterday and almost 80% of them are rotten.

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★☆☆☆☆

Never go to this place ... brought a box of mangoes yesterday and almost 80% of them are rotten.
Never go to this place ... brought a box of mangoes yesterday and almost 80% of them are rotten.

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I'm usually not a mean spirit person but I'll have to vent about the rude cashier lady at this store. I totally agree with the sisters that got cheated because I've seen her lack of customer service skills and her "it's not my fault but yours" attitude if you question her. She did cut me a break once, when my change was suppose to be 90something cents she gave me a dollar change instead.=) But, here's a bit of advice, if your store smells bad, your workers can't help service you because they can't speak english and there's no decent customer service skills happening here then compensate all that with a little bit of better customer service skills. Kindess rules over bad smells anytime! Best to Nam Hai, I'll go shop there again only because I'm about supporting my Asian community.

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★★★☆☆

I'm usually not a mean spirit person but I'll have to vent about the rude cashier lady at this store. I totally agree with the sisters that got cheated because I've seen her lack of customer service skills and her "it's not my fault but yours" attitude if you question her. She did cut me a break once, when my change was suppose to be 90something cents she gave me a dollar change instead.=) But, here's a bit of advice, if your store smells bad, your workers can't help service you because they can't speak english and there's no decent customer service skills happening here then compensate all that with a little bit of better customer service skills. Kindess rules over bad smells anytime! Best to Nam Hai, I'll go shop there again only because I'm about supporting my Asian community.

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There is a wide variety of food available at reasonable prices, but the place smells so bad that it ruins the appeal. Do not go anywhere near the meat section.

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★☆☆☆☆

There is a wide variety of food available at reasonable prices, but the place smells so bad that it ruins the appeal. Do not go anywhere near the meat section.

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I like Nam Hai. They've got some english speaking employees there and I never had a problem understanding them. I would suggest this place to anyone looking for a variety of asian groceries. Their produce and seafood are VERY fresh. Must see for yourself!

5
★★★★★

I like Nam Hai. They've got some english speaking employees there and I never had a problem understanding them. I would suggest this place to anyone looking for a variety of asian groceries. Their produce and seafood are VERY fresh. Must see for yourself!

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Dirty and bad smell, the service bad, can't understand what the employees are saying, fishes does not look fresh, so check it out or not is your choice, but i wouldn't wanna go there any more.

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★☆☆☆☆

Dirty and bad smell, the service bad, can't understand what the employees are saying, fishes does not look fresh, so check it out or not is your choice, but i wouldn't wanna go there any more.

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Fresh fish does NOT smell. If you "smell fish", you actually smell decaying fish. Either the fish they sell is not fresh, or, the surfaces are not clean.

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★★☆☆☆

Fresh fish does NOT smell. If you "smell fish", you actually smell decaying fish. Either the fish they sell is not fresh, or, the surfaces are not clean.

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I think it is a great place! My dad always takes me and we buy a lot of stuff! Sure it may smell bad, but after a while you learn to get use to it. And sure the service may be bad and you can't understand what the employees are saying, but that's not their fault, and yes the over charging is a problem. It's the best place, I think, to get all your oriental groceries, though. I've been going there for a few years now..and I'm only 13. I still can't take the smell, but I've understood that they sell REALLY fresh fish and I'm pretty sure that's the cause of the stench and believe me there's more stuff to smell and complain about than the smell of one store! Personally I like the guy cashier better than the woman, too! Only because I know him from school, but still I don't think he charges more than he should, but then again I'm not for sure.I've recommended the accessories and exotic candies to a lot of my friends! And some of them even like it! I hope this helps.

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★★★★☆

I think it is a great place! My dad always takes me and we buy a lot of stuff! Sure it may smell bad, but after a while you learn to get use to it. And sure the service may be bad and you can't understand what the employees are saying, but that's not their fault, and yes the over charging is a problem. It's the best place, I think, to get all your oriental groceries, though. I've been going there for a few years now..and I'm only 13. I still can't take the smell, but I've understood that they sell REALLY fresh fish and I'm pretty sure that's the cause of the stench and believe me there's more stuff to smell and complain about than the smell of one store! Personally I like the guy cashier better than the woman, too! Only because I know him from school, but still I don't think he charges more than he should, but then again I'm not for sure.I've recommended the accessories and exotic candies to a lot of my friends! And some of them even like it! I hope this helps.

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2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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Gross and disgusting. Bad smell, bad service, bad overall experience! Would not recommend! Vegetables do not look healthy. Back end of service and stockers hardly speak English. They are not the people person I expected

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★☆☆☆☆

Gross and disgusting. Bad smell, bad service, bad overall experience! Would not recommend! Vegetables do not look healthy. Back end of service and stockers hardly speak English. They are not the people person I expected

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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Fun little place, yes it is a little dirty, but the wonderful variety and the unique items are worth checking out. I wouldn't buy the produce or the fish it does not look fresh but the canned goods, sodas, and candy are great and it's cheaper than if you bought them a whole foods or another ethnically diverse store.

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★★★☆☆

Fun little place, yes it is a little dirty, but the wonderful variety and the unique items are worth checking out. I wouldn't buy the produce or the fish it does not look fresh but the canned goods, sodas, and candy are great and it's cheaper than if you bought them a whole foods or another ethnically diverse store.

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It's a very nice little asian market for a small town. I've never had a problem with the cashiers, whom I find very friendly. They've got many food items for a lot less price than other grocery stores. I would recommend this place for anyone looking for asian groceries.

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★★★★★

It's a very nice little asian market for a small town. I've never had a problem with the cashiers, whom I find very friendly. They've got many food items for a lot less price than other grocery stores. I would recommend this place for anyone looking for asian groceries.

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3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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My sister and I used to love shopping here because of all the unique items, but recently when I was checking out, I noticed that the lady checking me out was entering the items so quickly that I couldn't see how much she was charging. With a toddler and a long line of people behind me, I felt like the price was too high, but didn't say anything right away. We went out to the parking lot and went through the bag, added all the items and realized she had charged me exactly double for my purchase.

When I went back in, the cashier/manager tried to say it was my fault, that I was trying to cheat, and after going back and forth with her, she finally refunded the $20 over she had charged. I decided to not go back again. My sister went back a few weeks later and she did the same thing to her- overcharged her. She's never going back either.

So, if you choose to shop here, just really watch when your items are being checked out. Hope this helps.

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★☆☆☆☆

My sister and I used to love shopping here because of all the unique items, but recently when I was checking out, I noticed that the lady checking me out was entering the items so quickly that I couldn't see how much she was charging. With a toddler and a long line of people behind me, I felt like the price was too high, but didn't say anything right away. We went out to the parking lot and went through the bag, added all the items and realized she had charged me exactly double for my purchase.

When I went back in, the cashier/manager tried to say it was my fault, that I was trying to cheat, and after going back and forth with her, she finally refunded the $20 over she had charged. I decided to not go back again. My sister went back a few weeks later and she did the same thing to her- overcharged her. She's never going back either.

So, if you choose to shop here, just really watch when your items are being checked out. Hope this helps.

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4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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It's a very unique place. You definitely gotta check it out...especially if you are in the Tulsa area. They've got some really cool stuff there. One of my favorite places to go.

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★★★★★

It's a very unique place. You definitely gotta check it out...especially if you are in the Tulsa area. They've got some really cool stuff there. One of my favorite places to go.

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2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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Big store, big selection, but dirty and bad smell. When I was there, vegetable leaves and water were on the floor. Also they never say hello or smile to me when I was there.

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★☆☆☆☆

Big store, big selection, but dirty and bad smell. When I was there, vegetable leaves and water were on the floor. Also they never say hello or smile to me when I was there.

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Nam Hai is the best and largest international market in northeast Oklahoma. They've got a great selection of fresh live seafood including catfish, crabs, and crawfish. From Asian gifts to African spices, they've got it all. I'm impressed!

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★★★★★

Nam Hai is the best and largest international market in northeast Oklahoma. They've got a great selection of fresh live seafood including catfish, crabs, and crawfish. From Asian gifts to African spices, they've got it all. I'm impressed!

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This is the biggest Oriental food market in Tulsa and they have a large selection of produce, fresh seafood, dry food, and even clothes and gifts from Asia. The fact that all the things are in the same floor, it makes the smell of fresh sea food a bit strong as soon as you open the door.

PROS: some nice Oriental grocery
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★★★☆☆

This is the biggest Oriental food market in Tulsa and they have a large selection of produce, fresh seafood, dry food, and even clothes and gifts from Asia. The fact that all the things are in the same floor, it makes the smell of fresh sea food a bit strong as soon as you open the door.

PROS: some nice Oriental grocery
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