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Satin Doll Stores

By Kikki - Last updated: 土曜日, 3月 1, 2014

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Satin Doll Stores

 

Satin Doll “Ueno Main Store”

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A large quantity of world famed watches is displayed

The main store is located in the center of the market and therefore named as “Ameyoko-no-heso” or the navel of “Ameyoko.”

Satin doll has 4 specialty watch stores in the area between JR Ueno and Okachimachi stations. Compare to other ttree branch shops, the main shop in “Ameyoko” sells other brand watches including Rolex. Because of its location in the middle of so-called discount shopping street, it tends to be more casual style shop so you can drop in freely without any sense of hesitation.

The main store is dealing with high quality watches from all over the world, such as Rolex, Cartier, Chanel, and Omega. A large number of rare models of used watches are also available with rather lower prices than other stores in Tokyo.

 

Satin Doll “Ueno Main Store”
Address: 〒110-0005
10-2, Ueno 6-chome, Taito-ku, Tokyo,   JAPAN
Business hours: 10:00-20:00
Closed on: Not fixed
Phone: 03-3831-5496
URL: http://www.satindollweb.com/store/s_heso.html

 


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Satin Doll “Ueno Center Store”

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You can easily find this branch shop at just beside the entrance of the Ueno Center Building. It widely exhibits Rolex watches for your trying on. Especially variety of used Rolex models are exhibited at reasonable prices.

 

Satin Doll “Ueno Center Store”
Address: 〒110-0005
7-8, Ueno 4-chome, Taito-ku, Tokyo,   JAPAN
Business hours: 10:00-20:00
Closed on: None
Phone: 03-3837-3330
URL: http://www.satindollweb.com/store/s_center.html

 


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Satin Doll “Ueno Store”

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The branch shop displays various Rolex models, such as Sports Models, Date Just, and Pure Gold Models, and also Boy’s Models and Ladies Models. You are sure to find your favorite model among them.

 

Satin Doll “Ueno Store”
Address: 〒110-0005
4-11, Ueno 6-chome, Taito-ku, Tokyo,   JAPAN
Business hours: 10:00-20:00
Closed on: None
Phone: 03-3837-3330
URL: http://www.satindollweb.com/store/s_ueno.html

 


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Satin Doll “Okachimachi Store”

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“Okachimachi Store” is something unique among other group shops. It is a kind of small shop located in the middle of the shopping street. As well as selling various models of ROLEX・TUDOR・OMEGA, it also purchase or trade-in your used models of them.

Satin Doll “Okachimachi Store”
Address: 〒110-0005
4-4, Ueno 6-chome, Taito-ku, Tokyo,   JAPAN
Business hours: 10:30-19:00
Closed on: Not fixed
Phone: 03-3834-2749
URL: http://www.satindollweb.com/store/s_okachi.html


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Rich stock of the most popular type of Rolex, Daytona

“Daytona” is only a chronograph among Rolex brands and well known as “the king of Rolex.” Among popular line-ups in Rolex, such as “Explorer,” and “Submariner,” its popularity never declined in recent decades.

As well as in Japan, its name is also very popular among foreign visitors from Europe and USA. Vintage models produced between 1960s and 1970s are much popular than existing models and market prices on these vintages models Exotic dial,” and is called as extra rare watch. It is also called as “Paul Newman-dial,” because, late actor and car racer, Paul Newman’s favorite model. The model is usually sold at more than 5,000,000 yen as a premium.

Rolex Guarantee set

 

Satin Doll provides super long guarantee and special after care service for Rolex watches which you purchased from their stores. 20 year-guarantee for new Rolex watches and 15 year-guarantee even for its used models. They give guarantee for movement of their Rolex watches for customers’ long use.

So-called “service-pack” is a special after care service for Rolex watches, which is indispensable for mechanism of smooth movement.

Actually, mechanical watches require overhaul once in every 4 or 5 years depending on condition of your use.

Oil of inner movement will be unclean and also some parts of it exhausts oneself by long use.

Satin Doll provides special overhaul service only for Rolex watches without any service charge.

What is overhaul service?

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1. Decompose

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・Take out movement from your Rolex.

・Each small parts, such as hands, face, and gear wheels, are carefully decomposed one by one from the movement.

2. Wash or rinse out

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・Each small parts are rinsed out in a special detergent by ultrasonic waves, and dried after that.

・And other outer parts
of Rolex, such as case and bracelet, are also washed out and polished carefully for removing stains.

3. Oiling and assembling

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・Each cleaned parts are assembled after oiling.

*It is really hard enough to examine adequate quantity of oil, and strength of assembling. Only long experienced engineers can carry on assembling.

4. Adjustment

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・Assembled movement is packed back into the cleaned case.

・And other related adjustments, such as stem of the watch, pace of movement, accuracy, waterproofing, and condition of movement, are performed. Entire overhaul service is finally finished.

 

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Italian bar “IL CADOCCIO”

By Kikki - Last updated: 土曜日, 2月 15, 2014

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Italian bar IL CADOCCIO”

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New wine bar under the popular “yakiniku” restaurant chain

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The Taisho-en group, one of the popular “yakiniku” Korean-style barbecued beef restaurant chains in Ueno additionally opened Italian win bar “IL CADOCCIO” on the B1 floor of their stand bar “Kadokura.”

The wine bar has a long counter with 5 to 6 people along the wall, and a round share table in the center.

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Italian wines start form 1,980 yen a bottle. The bar basically serves Italian dishes, such as pasta, pizza, and other attractive Italian items. As the famed “yakiniku” chain group, they also serve an A-5 grade beef steak.

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There is a wine cellar with rich stock under an indirect lighting. And a menu board says “otoko-no nikumori” or a chunk of meat 580g (750 yen), which catches customers’ eyes in a modern atmosphere. Only the popular “yakiniku” chain with long history in Ueno can serve A-5 grade beef at this low price.

You can enjoy a large quantity of beef with a bottle of Italian wine with reasonable prices between 2,000 and 3,000 yen. In addition, fish, quiche, and tapas, such as homemade pickles attract their female clients. They tend to drop in and share a bottle of Italian wine on the way back their homes. Yes, this bar is for sociable people.

 

Menu Recommended

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Special Lunch for   Ladies ¥880
Coffee   & dolce are served together

 

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Large portion “Gatturi” Lunch ¥1,080
Meat(100g), Pasta(150g), Rice(200g), & Coffee

 

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Assorted meat “Otoko-no-niku-mori” 2,800 (Half size ¥1,600)

(Beef, chicken & pork)

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Pizza Bismarck ¥800

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Panda pizza ¥800

 

 

Beverage

■Glass Wines

Gancia Brut Spumante

¥450

Borgo Sanleo Binaco

¥350

Montebello Trebbiano d’Abruzzo   de Rubicone

¥450

Chardonnay Santa Helena Gran Vino

¥500

Borgo Sanleo Rosso

¥350

Monte Bello Sanclovese Del Rubecone

¥450

Cabernet Sauvignon Santa Helena Gran Vino

¥500

Other Beverages

Draught beer

¥380

Cocktail

¥450

Chūhai “Shochu   Highball”

¥380

Highball

¥380

Jim Beam

¥400

“Taketsuru” 12 years old

¥450

Williams & Humbert Collection Fino

¥380

Grahams Fine Ruby

¥380

Limoncello

¥400

Coffee, Espresso,or Cappuccino

¥350

Soft Drinks

¥300

 

 

Italian bar IL CADOCCIO”
Address: B1F Forum Aji-building
Ueno 6-13-1, Taito-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Phone: 03-3832-5444
Business hours:

Lunch: 11:30-15:00 (Last orders: 14:30)

Dinner: 17:00-23:30 (Last orders:22: 45)

 

 


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Albuquerque

By Kikki - Last updated: 土曜日, 2月 1, 2014

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Artisan’s handmade leather goods for long use

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Albuquerque is a store specializing in leather goods and Indian jewelries, which has been running business in the AmeyokoPlaza more than 20 years.

The proprietor cares on selecting handmade belts, purses, bags, and other small leather articles for long use. Most popular items in their stock are purses, which count over 100, categorized in styles and leather materials. “ALBUQUERQUE” sells various leather and silver goods under famous brands, such as L.C/Croppers/OPUS /DAKOTA/Silver King/BURN BURN/SPRIT WINDS/SARN/CALF/Taka Fime Leather/Nocona/Natural Hands/LEFTY/One’s WarKer/K’C/BOTA, and American Indian jewelries.

As well as putting names on the leather goods, they accept full-order from their customers and after care service. Indian jewelries are also very popular, which are purchased directly at the American Indian reservations by the proprietor.

 

 

“ALBUQUERQUE” opened in April, 1992.

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At the beginning of their business, the proprietor had really a hard time for running business. They tried to learn ABC of leather from their artisans and makers, and getting know-how from technical books. Sometimes, they could not find any good solution about their customers’ questions on leather. Even that they never give up and trying to learn one by one through their business. Now they are really experts in their business and giving good advice to their customers.

The 2nd shop “Stow”

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Their second shop “Stow” was opened in October, 1998.

 

“ALBUQUERQUE 88”

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In addition, they opened the third shop “ALBUQUERQUE 88” on March 1, 2006. The 3rd shop sells rather small size items, such as leather wallets, belts, buckles, leather bags, and silver goods. Brands are L,C・CROPPERS、Kc’s、Opas、One’s、Natural Hands, and others.

In 2008, “ALBUQUERQUE 88” has been expanded over to next-door space, room 87 in AmeyokoPlaza, and therefore, much variety of items is displayed.

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As well as in “ALBUQUERQUE”, you can find various kinds of leather goods here. Leather is carefully selected and furnished by skilled craftsmen for each goods. Their hand-made leather goods are very attractive, easy to handle, and durable.

 

The carving corner for “ALBUQUERQUE”

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As the carving corner for “ALBUQUERQUE” new place was opened on April 16, 2010, in the room 108 of the AmeyokoPlaza. However, the corner has been replaced to room 92 in August, 2013. Variety stock of Western fashion items is available here. Orthodox Western style leather goods are all handmade by good skilled craftsmen. High quality of these goods attracts their customers. Leather belts, purses, and bags are manufactured piece by piece by long experienced craftsmen. They occasionally visit USA for purchasing high quality Indian jewelries.

 

Custom-made good

If you could not find any favorable one among ready-made leather goods, or you like to purchase the exact same size and style of leather goods of your old one, why don’t you make special order? Our good craftsmen will make your favorite leather good according to your suggested size, color, and design.

 

After-sale repair service

“ALBUQUERQUE” cares all their goods even after sales and provides good after-sale repair services in very reasonable fees. The fee for repair is depended on how long their customer used or conditions of good itself, and is set after consultation with their artisans. Of course, some of them are impossible to repair because of too long use, but most of them can be revived. Even leather goods purchased at other shops can be accepted for repair. Silver or golden made goods are also acceptable for repair.

 

Albuquerque

Address: 〒110-0005 # 98, Ameyoko   Plaza
Ueno 6-10-7-98, Taito-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Phone: 03-3836-3386
e-mail: info@goodleather.co.jp
ULR: http://www.goodleather.co.jp/
Business hours: 10:00-19:30
Closed on: 2nd Wed.

 


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Grocery Store “Iseoto”

By Kikki - Last updated: 土曜日, 1月 25, 2014

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Grocery Store “Iseoto”

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A long-established grocery store famous for the finest dried bonito

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When you pass through in front of “Iseoto,” you will be attracted with tasty fragrant of “dejiru” soup stock. “Iseoto” is a long-established grocery store which has started business in Meiji 8 (1875).

Their most popular merchandise is dried bonito from Makurazaki in Kagoshima prefecture. Only selected bonitos caught by single-hook fishing are used as material and carefully processed in several months or sometimes in a year by experienced workmen. “Makurazaki” dried bonito gives something different good fragrant extracted from these selected original materials.

 

A brief history of “Iseoto”

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Old photo of “Iseoto” in Nihonbashi.A cask with trade mark   had been used as a container for dried bonito while between the end of Edo and Meiji periods. (replica)

 

Actual foundation of “Iseoto” dates back to the end of Edo period. The founder of “Iseoto” had started his wholesale store for dried bonito in Bunkyu Era (1861-1863) at Kobune-cho, Nihonbashi, Edo (the present Tokyo).

Their grocery store was opened at north end of Nihonbashi-muromachi in Meiji 8 (1875) which is registered as their foundation but completely destroyed by “Kanto Earthquake.” In addition, their reconstructed store was also damaged by the “Tokyo air-raid” on March 11, 1945.

Since its foundation, “Iseoto” has always kept guarantee of quality on their merchandise, and taken responsibility for Japanese dietary culture through selling best choice of food products from all over Japan.

Their branch store has opened in a few years after the war in Ameyoko, Ueno.

When you visit “Iseoto,” they serve a cup of “dashi-cha” tea on free of charge.

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Along with dried bonito, “konbu” dried sea tangle and “shiitake” dried mushroom are considered as other two of the three basic materials for Japanese soup stock. “Shiitake” mushrooms are also sun dried, and “konbu” sea tangles are gathered at well known seashores in Hokkaido.

 

Shaved dried bonito sold at “Iseoto” are never frozen even in the freezer

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“Iseoto” in Ueno always sells “hon-kare-katsuobushi” (本枯鰹節) or the best quality of sun-dried bonito without any beautiful package. Without any prepackage, these big-named dried bonito are sold only by weight.

“Hon-kare-katsuobushi” (本枯鰹節), sometimes calls as just “hon-karebushi” (本枯節) is the best quality of dried bonito for soup stock in Japanese quinine, which has molding processing more than three times.

“Hongare-katsubushi” sold at “Iseoto” are processed in traditional method by experienced workmen, which repeats the cycle of molding and sun drying more than three times to dry out any water from the bonito.

They are the best quality of dried bonito because only selected material are used, which were caught in inshore fisheries by single-hook fishing, and processed by experienced workmen in more than one year. As well as its taste, beautiful amber color and fragrance of “hon-karebushi” has a flavor of the best quality.

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“Kezuri-bushi” shaved dried bonito has three different types depending on its shaving level, such as “oh-ara” (大荒) rough shaving, “chu-ara” (中荒) medium shaving, and “kona”(粉) fine shaving. And “Iseoto” never do general style of steaming before shaving, so their shaved dry bonito are not frozen even in the freezer. Actually, steaming process usually done to make it easier for shaving by making it softer, which also protects shaving blades. At the same time shaved bonito increase its weight with water. Once processed by steaming, shaved bonito loses its original taste and flavor, but gets something different smell. Packs of shaved dry bonito sold in other general stores are usually processed in steaming.

 

Free sharpening service for shaving blades

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Special brand of shaving blades are best   choice for present. The blade for each shaving is adjusted for choice of   customers.

They provide free sharpening for bonito shaving blades, which must have a carved seal of “Iseoto.”Adjustment of any parts on bonito shaving is also given without any charges.However, additional few days are required while busiest season in December.

 

Grocery Store “Iseoto”
Address: 〒110-0005
Ueno 6-4-10, Taito-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Phone: 0120-10-8888
Fax: 03-3831-4954
Business hours: 9:00-19:00
Closed on: New Year Holidays
URL: http://www.iseoto.com

 


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Food dealer “Fujiya”

By Kikki - Last updated: 土曜日, 1月 11, 2014

Food dealer “Fujiya”

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Surprising low price of food items at a long-established food dealer

“Fujiya” has a rich stock of food items, such as variety of pickles in the center, seasonings on the both sides of shelves, and frozen food kept in the cold storage the inner part. The long-established food dealer has opened in 1945, and over 80% of their customers are not general citizen but professional people.

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As well as their rich stock of more than a few hundreds food items, all those prices are set in quite low, such as a pack of zha-cai (搾菜) Szechwan pickles (1 kg) costs only 200 yen.

 

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Kamaboko (蒲鉾) is a type of cured surimi, a Japanese processed seafood product, in which various white fish are pureed, combined with additives such as MSG, formed into distinctive loaves, and then steamed until fully cooked and firm. The steamed loaves are then sliced and served unheated (or chilled) with various dipping sauces or sliced and included in various hot soups, one-dish meals, or noodle dishes. Kamaboko is typically sold in semi-cylindrical loaves. Some kamaboko include artistic patterns, such as the pink spiral on each slice of narutomaki, named after the well-known tidal whirlpool near the Japanese city of Naruto.

Red-skinned and white kamaboko are typically served at celebratory and holiday meals, as red and white are considered to bring good luck.

 

Food dealer “Fujiya”
Address: 〒110-0005
Ueno 6-10-4, Taito-ku,Tokyo,Japan
Phone: 03-3831-0750
Fax: 03-3831-2767
Business hours: 9:00-18:00
Closed on: New Year Holidays
URL: http://www.ameyoko.net/m/shop/176

 

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Chinese snacks “Heisei-fukujun”

By Kikki - Last updated: 月曜日, 12月 30, 2013

 

Chinese snacks “Heisei-fukujun”

 
“Heisei-fukujun” resembles to a street stall in an Asian County

“Heisei-fukujun” is a casual street stall style Chinese restaurant that serves real “tenshin” Chinese snacks. Orthodox home made dishes, such as Chinese style broiled rice cake “餡餅” (200 yen/piece), a tasty Chinese flour dumplings with shrimp stuffing in soup, and others, are served here.

There are other Chinese snack shops in Ameyoko area, so you are better to select among them. “Heisei-fukujun” is located just in front of “Ameyoko Plaza.”

Most guests enjoy taking their dishes at the tables outside.

Variety Chinese snacks are displayed on their menu board, such as broiled rice cake with oyster(海蛎餅), youtiao (油条), Soy juice (豆漿) and Chinese style fried chicken (五香醤鶏)

 

Grilled Xiaolongbao (小龍包) with rich meat juices

Most popular dish among them is grilled Xiaolongbao “小龍包” (380 yen/ 4 pieces). Various kinds of wheat flour are mixed to make it sticky mouthfeel. Their original recipe gives delicious taste of meat. You can enjoy rich meat juice after crispy mouthfeel of its skin.

 

Xiaolongbao (小龍包) is a type of steamed bun or baozi from the Jiangnan region of China (especially Shanghai and Wuxi). It is traditionally steamed in small bamboo baskets, hence the name (xiaolong is literally small steaming basket). Xiaolongbao are often referred to as soup dumplings or simply dumplings in English, but are not regarded as dumplings inChina.

Xiaolongbao are known as siohlon-meudoe in Shanghainese (simplified Chinese: 小笼馒头; traditional Chinese: 小籠饅頭; pinyin: xiǎolóng mántóu). Mantou describes both filled and unfilled buns in northern China, but only describes unfilled buns in southern China.

“Youtiao” (油条) & yáng ròu chuan” (羊肉串)

Youtiao, also known as the Chinese cruller, Chinese oil stick, Chinese doughnut, and fried breadstick, is a long golden-brown deep-fried strip of dough eaten in Chinese and (by a variety of other names) in other East and Southeast Asian cuisines. Conventionally, youtiao are lightly salted and made so they can be torn lengthwise in two. Youtiao are normally eaten at breakfast as an accompaniment for rice congee or soy milk.

Another recommendation of “Heisei-fukujunn” is yáng ròu chuan” (羊肉串). Broiled mutton meat on a skewer is not so tasty but rather savory and crispy. One bite of this dish makes you being like in eating at a street stall inBeijing. Skewered mutton is broiled after putting a lot of Chinese spice “zī rán” and is only 100 yen a piece.

It is a local dish from Yanbian(延辺) district in the North-east of China. Yanbian (延辺) is a Korean Autonomous Prefecture in southeastern province of Jilin,People’s Republic of China, just north of the border with North Korea. Yanbian is bordered to the north by Heilongjiang, on the west by Baishan City and Jilin City, on the south by North Hamgyong Province of North Korea, and on the east by Primorsky Krai of Russia. Yanbian is designated as an autonomous prefecture due to the large number of ethnic Koreans living in the region.

While you are waiting dishes, you may realize that standard language among store staff is totally Chinese.

And most guests around you are also Chinese people.

You feel something you were at a street stall in Hong Kong or some place inChina.

Heisei-fukujun
Address: #A-11AmeyokoPlazaBuilding
Ueno 6-10-7, Taito-ku,Tokyo,Japan
Phone: 03-3834-8221
Business hours: 10:00-20:00
Closed on: 2nd Wed.
URL: http://www.ameyoko-plaza.com/?p=2202

 


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Nozawaya/Grocery store

By Kikki - Last updated: 木曜日, 12月 19, 2013

 

Nozawaya/Grocery store

 

 

Entrust “Nozawaya” with every kind of Asian food materials!

 

“Nozawaya” on the basement floor of the Ameyoko Center Building has a large stock of Asian spices and food materials. Its earlier stages of business after the war, “Nozawa” had been a food store for seafood delicacies, but in the 90s, increased number of Asian clients has asked them to provide ethnic food materials. With trying to meet the demand, “Nozawaya” has more than 1,200 imported items in the store which make their clients satisfied. Over 50% of their clients are not Japanese but foreign people from various countries, such asKorea,India, andVietnam. They provide not only professional seasonings but for everyday use home cooking.

 

Variety of spices

 

There are 173 items from all over the world, including characteristic items of curry powder imported directly from each country.

 

Variety of imported beans

 

 

Beans are most common daily food items in foreign countries, especially in Indiaand other countries in the South America. Beans are widely used as an ingredient for curry and stewed dishes. “Nozawaya” sells beans suitable for such daily foreign dishes.

 

Indonesian food

 

When you visit Indonesia, such as Bali, you will be attracted with good taste of their local dishes. “Nozawaya” provide food materials for such beautiful dish.

 

Chinese food

 

 

A proverb in both Chinaand Koreasays that a balanced diet leads to a healthy body, and therefore there is every reason for each food. The Korean dish “Samgyetang” is a typical medicinal chicken dish for apatite your health. It is sure to find any food materials for such a special medicinal dish. You like to eat coolly dishes on hot summer time and hot and warm dishes on cold winter. Yes, you can find such a peculiar ethnic food materials at “Nozaway.”

 

Philippine food

 

Do you really know what Philippine dishes are? Compare to Indian or Thai dishes, rather a few people know what they are. Now a large number of people from Philippine are living in Tokyo. Peculiar food items for those people, such as Halo-halo, Bagoon, and Chicharon are also available.

 

Thai food & Vietnam food

 

Spicy Thai curry and Tom yum goong are really attractive ethnic food. Good fragrant of nam pla and coconut make your appetite increased. These ethnic dishes are competing popularity with Indian curry in home cooking. “Nozawaya” provide various food materials for spicy Thai andVietnam dishes.

 

Indian, Pakistan, and Bangladesh food

 

People in these countries worship Allāh. Halāl food items are essential for their diet. Most food items providing for them have “Halal-mark”.

 

Fresh vegetables and fruits

 

Seasonal Asian fresh vegetables and fruits are available here. You can enjoy real oriental taste and fragrant in fresh.

 

Chinese tea from China and Taiwan

 

“Nozawaya” provide variety Chinese tea leaves imported from the mainlandChina andTaiwan, so you can find favorite items among them.

 

Nuts and miscellaneous cereals

 

“Nozawaya” has a rich stock of nuts and cereals. You will realize good taste of these nuts and cereals when you eat in steamed rice, soup, or salad.

 

Frozen meat

 

Rare frozen meat items are available here, such as hare, edible frog and sparrow, so try it one of them once.

 

Nozawaya
Address: 〒110-0005
  B1F-1FAmeyokoCenterBuilding
  Ueno 4-7-8, Taito-ku,Tokyo,Japan
Phone: 03-3833-5212
Fax: 03-3833-5212
Business hours: 10:00-20:00
Closed on: 3rd Wednsday
URL: http://www.nozawaya.com/

 

 

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B1F in Ameyoko Center Building

By Kikki - Last updated: 土曜日, 12月 14, 2013

 

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Grocery stores for ethnic food materials on B1F in Ameyoko Center Building

 

 

Rare food materials are brought from all over the world

 

Some of you like to walk freely around market places in South-east Asian courtiers, India, or the Middle East. There is an ethnic food market in “Ameyoko.” You may be interested in looking something unfamiliar foodstuffs and groceries on the basement floor in Ameyoko Center Building. You must feel like you were in a market place in the South-east Asian country. You can hear no more conversation in Japanese, but in Chinese, Korean, Thai, or Vietnamese instead. Smell from seafood, meat, and spices are different from ours. Variety foodstuffs from Asian countries are displayed at about 10 shops on the basement floor.

 
It is full of exoticism with different smell from ethnic foodstuffs. Nobody doubts that you may in a grocery store in Hong Kong.

 

The basement floor of Ameyoko Center Building is a kind of wonderland where rare food materials mainly from Asian countries, such asChina,Thailand,India, andPhilippines are on sale. You may be choked with something different smell of Asian food soon after the automatic door is opened at the entrance of the basement floor. People usually hesitate to step down to the basement floor.

However, there is a variety of ethnic restaurants nearby JR Ueno Station. The floor is specialized for those restaurant owners.

 

 
Unfamiliar bunches of banana are displayed. Mainly, Chinese foodstuffs are selling here.

 

 
At glance, it looks like a normal Japanese seafood monger’s shop, but something different.

 

 
Chops of unknown parts of meat are roughly displayed at a butcher’s shop.

 

 

 
A variety of groceries are also available here. Packs of “mKfGn” rice vermicelli, “harusame” gelatin noodles, beans, and other items are crammed on the shelves.

 

 
A variety seasonings and different brands of canned or bottled juice are also on display.

 

AmeyokoCenterBuildingCoop
Address: 〒110-0005
  Ueno 4-7-8, Taito-ku,Tokyo,Japan
Phone: 03-3831-0069
Business hours: 10:00-20:00
Closed on: 3rd Wed.
URL: http://www.ameyoko-center-bldg.com/

 


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Moses’s Kebab / Shop 2

By Kikki - Last updated: 月曜日, 12月 2, 2013

 Moses’s Kebab / Shop 2 

 

Can enjoy a full-bodied kebab with quite reasonable price

 

Well-known best sandwich around the world “kebab.”

A savory smell of beef or chicken and fresh vegetable wrapped in a piece of pita bread, is now very popular among visitors to “Ameyoko” market, including people from overseas.

While there are a number of chain restaurants serving döner kebab in Japan, Moses’s Kebab” is a proprietorship under Mr. Moses fromGhana.

Even it is a kind of roadside stand, there are four benches in front of the stand, and so you can enjoy eating there. A piece of kebab is actually not easy to finish while standing.

 

Nice roasting fragrant is in the air when you approach to the stand.

Both, roast beef and chicken are served for their kebabs, so you can order one of them, or mixed of both.

Their sauce is categorized in five levels of hotness; each of them has a very unique name.

 

 

1、ORIGINAL(Akachan Special)
  Home-made original mayonnaise+ketchup sauce
2、MIX(Inoue Special)
  Home-made original mayonnaise+chili sauce
3、CHILLI(Takizawa Special)
  “Pili-kara” burning sauce
4、MIX+CHILI(Kobayashi Special)
  Mix sauce + Chili sauce
5、CHILLI×2(Yamazaki Special)
  Extremely hot sauce

 

A piece of kebab is 500 Japanese yen, no matter you order beef, chicken, or mixes of both meat. If you order a set with a middle size drink, it will be 600 Japanese yen.

Four layers of vegetable and meat are wrapped in a piece of pita bread in semicircular shape.

Vegetable is consisted of mainly chopped cabbage and a few cuts of tomato and cheese are mixed together.

Moses’s Kebab / Shop 2
Address: 〒110-0005
  1FAmeyokoCenterBuilding
  Ueno 4-7-8, Taito-ku,Tokyo,Japan
Phone: 03-3837-4774
Business hours: 9:00-21:00
Closed on: None
URL: http://www.guidenet.jp/shop/221z/

 

 


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Chicken man Ameyoko Store

By Kikki - Last updated: 月曜日, 11月 25, 2013

Chicken man Ameyoko Store

 Well-done Western style roast chicken

 

You can enjoy chicken in “Ameyoko” market of Tokyo downtown. A very casual environment you can eat sitting or standing while watching all the excitement of the only free and old style market in Tokyo. “Chicken man” serves roast chicken just after cooked in their kitchen. They serve real Western style roast chicken at very reasonable price, which is seasoned with salt, pepper, and herbs, but without using fat. It is a convenient restaurant when you are a bit hungry.

The group has another dinning bar style restaurant in “Roppongi.” Compare to their sister restaurant in “Roppongi” that in “Ameyoko” is just like a casual roadside stand.

 

Whole pieces of skewered chicken are spinning in the roaster arranged on the bar in front of the restaurant. Although, you can take out their roast chicken, most delicious one is bite just after cooked hot chicken at their restaurant.

 

There is a variety of attractive menu items, but most recommendable one is a set of quarter-size chicken with potato (500 Japanese yen).

Taste of potato is not bad here which is cooked with meat broth from upper part of the roaster.

 

 

A kitchen staff cut quarter size out from the whole piece of roasted chicken, then put a bit salt, pepper, and basil powder.

If you like, put a bit of chili sauce on it.

You can enjoy simple but tender taste of real roast chicken, when you bite it. Its crispy skin is also delicious with good taste.

And pieces of chopped potatoes cooked with meat broth from upper part of the roaster, which I have mentioned, is wonderful.

You may need one more glass of beer.

Chicken man Ameyoko Store
Address: 〒110-0005
  1FAmeyokoCenterBuilding
  Ueno 4-7-8, Taito-ku,Tokyo,Japan
Phone: 03-3835-8089
Business hours: 10:00-20:00
Closed on: None
URL: http://www.chickenman.jp/english/ameyoko.html

 


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Ishiyama-shoten-Store No.3

By Kikki - Last updated: 月曜日, 11月 18, 2013

 

Ishiyama-shoten-Store No.3

 

An influential seafood store in the entrance area

 

 

Among the bustling stores on the “Ame-yoko” street, “Ishiyama” attracts the attention of the people with vivid voice of the store staff and variety of seafood items displayed.

Just located behind the statue of “Nigiwai-no-zo,” “Ishiyama” sells various kinds of high quality seafood items and delicacies at very competitive prices, such as crab, lobster, tuna, salmon, “sujiko” salted salmon roe, “mentaiko” salted cod roe, and various kinds of seaweed.

 

During the year-end and New Year holiday season, they sell bargain seafood items used for auspicious occasions, such as “taraba” king crab, “kegani” hairy crab, “zuwaigani” snow crab, and “ara-maki-zake” salted salmon.

While this special season, “Ishiyama” extends their business hours longer than the usual.

 

Ishiyama-shoten
Address: 〒110-0005
  1FAmeyokoCenterBuilding,
  Ueno 4-7-8, Taito-ku,Tokyo,Japan
Phone: 03-3833-6668
Fax: 03-3833-6675
Business hours: 9:00-19:00
Closed on: 3rd Wed.
URL: http://www.ameyoko.net/m/shop/382

 


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Shimizu-suisan-shokuhin

By Kikki - Last updated: 月曜日, 11月 11, 2013

 

 

Shimizu-suisan-shokuhin

 

Popular seafood store for “O-toro” and “Chutoro” fatty tuna at competitive prices

 

 

“Shimizu” is running business just near the statue of “nigiwai-zo.” Prices on their seafood is always based on their policy “customer first”, for example, “bachi” big eye tuna 1,000 yen/400-450g, 120g×10 salmon slices.

“Now, it is just 1,000 yen enough!” A vivid voice of the store staff attracts your arrival. A large number of fatty tuna packages are on display, so you are hard to select among them. Most packages have set priced on from 4,000 to 5,000 yen, but they are welling to sell them at 1,000 yen at their bargain sale.

 

 

Conversation between a customer and the store staff goes on like that;

The store staff: “They are all 1,000 yen. It is the best buy.”

While, the customer is confusing,

The store staff: “How about add one more package of “toro” pinky tuna on it. So it will be 2,000 yen altogether.”

The customer: “I won’t be able to finish two packages. I would like to have just one package enough.”

 

The store staff: “They are all good quality tuna. Try to choose good one among them, if you like.” (Citizens in “shitamchi” Tokyo tend to be short-tempered.)

The customer: “I like this.” He could buy the highest price fatty tuna in 1,000 yen, which was priced on 5,830 yen.

 

Shimizu-suisan-shokuhin
Address: 〒110-0005
  #107,AmeyokoPlaza,
  Ueno 6-10-7, Taito-ku,Tokyo,Japan
Phone: 03-3836-4700
Business hours: 9:00-19:30
Closed on: 2nd Wednesday
URL: http://www.ameyoko.net/m/shop/274

 


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Daimaru-shoten

By Kikki - Last updated: 月曜日, 11月 4, 2013

 

Daimaru-shoten

 A wholesaler for high quality “nori” dried laver at reasonable prices

“Daimaru” has running business here in “ame-yoko” as a wholesaler of “nori” dried laver since 1947. It is the largest store in the district where domestic “nori” dried laver, green tea powder, and “konbu” dried sea tangle are on display. They are dealing with only high quality goods with reasonable prices, for example a pack (100 pieces) of “nori” dried laver is just 1,000 yen.

 

They are also dealing with Korean food, such as red pepper and tteokbokki. As well as local Japanese citizens, the shop has a large number of Korean customers.

Tteokbokki, also known as ddeokbokki, topokki (in Japan) or dukboki, is a popular Korean snack food which is commonly purchased from street vendors or pojangmacha. Originally it was called tteokjjim (떡찜), and was a braised dish of sliced “mochi” rice cake, meat, eggs, and seasoning.

You can find variety of food materials for souvenir and daily use as well.

 

Bargain goods

 

“Ariake” brand toasted laver

Standard size 50 pieces 1,000 yen

 

 

Good taste “ariake” brand from Kyushu.

Although, some pieces in the package has defects, such as crinkles, tiny holes, they are still good quality as your daily use at very competitive price. It is one of the best seller goods.

 

“Sanwa” brand “yuzu-cha”; an aromatic citron tea

7,500 yen (1 kg×9 pieces)

 

In Korea, there is a traditional tea called ‘yuzu citron tea’ (pronounced yujicha), which is made by diluting yuzu citron simmered like marmalade with hot water or water. Traditional citron tea from Korea is very sweet and rich in vitamin C. In summer, cold citron tea and citron tea sour are also recommendable. “Sanwa” brand is one of the best among Korean citron tea products.

 

Roasted Korean laver “Sanbuza”(三夫子)

500 yen (3 pieces in a pack)

 

 

One of the popular roasted Korean lavers “Sanbuza” (三夫子) brand is on sale at very competitive price. Please order more than 4 packs at once.

Daimaru-shoten
Address: 〒110-0005
  Ueno 6-10-13, Taito-ku,Tokyo,Japan
Phone: 03-3831-2997
Fax: 03-3831-6955
Business hours: 10:00-20:00
Closed on: New Years day
URL: http://www.daimaru-k.net/
e-mail: info@daimaru-k.net

 


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New Fruits

By Kikki - Last updated: 月曜日, 10月 28, 2013

 

New Fruits

Not only putting concern on look of fruits but for good taste with reasonable prices

 

 

Though cuts of fruits do not look beautiful, they are all sweet enough. Right in front of the shop, there are variety of fruits cuts with reasonable prices are on display. Especially fresh cuts of fruits are very popular among tourists, including from overseas.

Soon after placed on the showcase, these cuts of fresh pine and melon are sold out. Each fresh cut is sold at only 100-120 yen.

 

New Fruits
Address: 〒110-0005
  Ueno 6-11-2, Taito-ku,Tokyo,Japan
Phone: 03-3831-9812
Fax: 03-3831-9812
Business hours: 10:00-20:00
Closed on: Wed. or Thu.
URL: http://www.ameyoko.net/m/shop/295

 

 


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Shimura shoten

By Kikki - Last updated: 日曜日, 10月 20, 2013

 

 

Shimura Shoten 

“Bergen Sale for Chocolate at Shimura” is one of the must in Ame-yoko

 

“Add one more piece to boot!” Store staff jams variety of chocolate into a plastic bag selling in 1,000 yen. Chocolate Bergenat “Shimura” is now a popular event in “Ame-yoko” market.

“Shimura” has started this style bergensale since 1983. A quantity in a plastic bag sold at 1,000 yen usually contains over 2,500 to 3,000 yen at worth.

Even you do not like to buy any sweets, it is worth to visit and see their chocolate bergensale.

“Shimura” is just located at the left side of the “Ame-yoko” gate. You can easily find a large signboard among other stores and shops for seafood or clothes. “Why don you buy good chocolate!” Vivid voice of store staff is heard. As soon as guests come arrive in front of the shop, their discount sale will start.

 

Jam a variety of chocolate into a plastic bag at 1,000 yen

 

”See, here is a pack of macadamia nuts chocolate and 12 pieces of “high-chu” which will cost over 2,000 yen, you know!” The store staff put them into a plastic bag. “Add one or two more!” He is trying to jam more chocolate items into the bag, continuously.Now the bag is full of chocolate, so you may buy it at 1,000 yen. You must be surprised at the quantity of the bag when you open the bag at your home.

 

Shimura-shoten
Address: 〒110-0005
  Ueno 6-11-3, Taito-ku,Tokyo,Japan
Phone: 03-3831-2454
Fax: 03-3831-2457
Business hours: 9:00-19:00
Closed on: None
URL: http://homepage3.nifty.com/ameyoko/
e-mail: ameyoko@nifty.com

 

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