National Azabu in Hiroo, Minato-ku has been the culinary lifeline for countless expats and foreigners looking for an international supermarket in Tokyo since 1962. That’s because they offer what is believed to be the largest selection of imported groceries and hard to find items in Japan. From fresh and packaged foods, sundry goods, and wines from around the world to kitchen utensils, gift and birthday cards, as well as English language books and magazines located on the second floor, National Azabu caters to those in the international community who are craving for that “back home” taste and atmosphere.
Among their wide range of worldwide goods, National Azabu carries a variety of healthy, organic, and vegetarian options. They also have Kosher and Halal food, you can identify the products from the price card.
Open seven days a week, there is always English-speaking staff on hand to assist you. And with free parking, not to mention the fact that they’ll even help bring your groceries to your car, National Azabu believes in making your shopping experience a truly enjoyable one as they try to make you feel like part of the community.
Frequent shoppers can take advantage of National Azabu’s point card membership, which, in addition to discount coupons received from purchases, also entitles you to members only in-store prices on selected items. Point card members receive monthly special members only information, too, including how to get triple points and what merchandise will be on sale.
If that wasn’t enough, National Azabu offers home delivery to the following areas: Minato-ku, Shibuya-ku, Chiyoda-ku, Meguro-ku, and Shinagawa-ku. Delivery is free for purchases over ¥5,000 and only ¥500 for purchases under. Orders can be taken in English by phone, fax, or email.
What sets National Azabu apart from other stores and supermarkets that may carry international goods is their community spirit and feel. With seasonal events and food festas, many people have remarked how National Azabu isn’t only a great place to shop at, but also a great place to meet new people and make friends!