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Japanese Centre

Japan Centre Food Hall

Established in 1976, the Japan Centre Food Hall is a well-loved institution situated in Central London with an outpost in Westfield Stratford City. Whilst there have been several manifestations over the years, Japan Centre Food Hall has always been passionate about delivering a rich variety of quality Japanese goods to shoppers in the UK and beyond. Today, Japan Centre Food Hall incorporates: a supermarket bursting with authentic Japanese food & drink, a bookstore offering up to date manga, magazines and gifts, the umai deli which serves quality Japanese sushi and hot souzai food made fresh every day, a fishmonger and butcher counter presided over by trained experts slicing fresh cuts the traditional Japanese way, a bakery which produces hand-made and hard to find Japanese baked breads & desserts and a homeware department stocked full of authentic Japanese supplies.

Japan Centre Online

In 2005 Japan Centre Online was launched to bring the store experience to those living outside London and the UK. Offering the best value, best variety and best service for shoppers of Japanese goods online has always been at the very heart of our business. Our new-look website was recently launched to make the shopping experience even more straightforward, fast and enjoyable. We’re proud to offer at least 30 new items every week straight from Japan and we've increased our existing stock so you can always get hold of the items you love. We’re genuinely passionate about Japanese cuisine and have devised hundreds of Japanese recipes for you to try, which you can now print off, share on social media or add in one go to your basket at the click of a button. We also regularly post about a huge array of Japan related subjects on our blog and social media pages, keeping you in the know.

Together, Japan Centre Food Hall and Japan Centre Online have big plans for the future. At a time where interest in Japanese food and culture is growing exponentially, we’re trusted, experienced, knowledgeable about our goods and passionate about what we do.


Spring Bento

Explore all of the wonderful Japanese flavours spring has to offer with this versatile spring bento recipe. The combination of favourite springtime lunch dishes makes this bento something like a sampler meal, where you can enjoy all of the different fresh, savoury flavours of spring all at once. Do not be afraid to swap and change the dishes in your bento as you see fit.

Chirashi Sushi Cups

Create a spectacular-looking, great-tasting chirashi sushi with a twist using this easy chirashi sushi cups recipe. A different take on a Japanese favourite, these cups take the eye-catching colours and delicious flavours of chirashi sushi, and presents it in convenient single-serve cups. Beautiful enough to serve at dinner parties, yet easy enough to enjoy for morning or afternoon tea.

Hinamatsuri Moulded Chirashi Sushi

Get creative with chirashi sushi and turn it into a masterpiece with this simple recipe for moulded chirashi sushi for hinamatsuri (the Japanese Doll’s festival). A different take on a Japanese favourite, this recipe uses the signature colours and flavours of chirashi sushi and arranges them into ornate flower shapes ideal for serving as a side dish or snack during hinamatsuri, or any other appropriate occasion.