35b Panton Street
0203 405 1246
You've likely heard of, and shopped in, a Japan Centre.
Established in 1976, the Japan Centre Group includes three key retail outlets, one being their Panton Street flagship situated in the heart of London near Leicester Square, the second situated in Westfield Stratford City (which, fun fact, is the largest Japanese Food Hall in Europe) and the third in Westfield Shepherd's Bush.
If you haven't had the pleasure of visiting as of yet, what's in store for your visit? Well, a whole range of authentic Japanese groceries - think miso, tofu, noodles and more - inspiring books covering everything from cooking, to learning the Japanese language, to manga, fresh sushi made in store daily, plus hot souzai food, if you're after a crispy, crunchy, oh-so-moreish katsu curry or noodle bowl to-go.
As if that wasn't enough, there's also a fishmongers counter for all your fresh fish needs, butcher on site selling traditional Japanese cuts of meat, a bakery making Japanese bakes, breads and desserts and a homeware and lifestyle department in each store, offering pretty unique gift ideas.
In short, discover all things Japanese at Japan Centre at their three outlets spread across London.