With over 400 employees, Uwajimaya is one of the largest Asian grocery retailers in the Pacific Northwest. Since 1928, Uwajimaya has evolved beyond providing basic grocery staples and become known as a tourist and destination store. Our reputation is built on being known as the information specialist on all things Asian and part of our mission is to educate the customer on all aspects of Asian culture. Uwajimaya's pre-eminence among Asian stores comes from its use of modern technology, its emphasis on cleanliness and its adherence to its business philosophy.
Our mission is to be the premier destination to experience the richness of Asian culture and food. We strive to offer world-class quality and the widest variety of Asian foods. As an iconic, family owned business with deep roots in the Northwest's Asian American community, we have a strong commitment to cultural sustainability and cross-cultural understanding across the Asian community and the community at large.
With over 35,000 square feet of Asian specialty products along with 86 years of history, this is a must-see destination in Seattle. Visit our flagship store to observe, experience and learn about the diverse Asian cultures represented throughout the store. This location is the anchor tenant of Uwajimaya Village which also includes, Kinokuniya Bookstore – Japan’s largest bookstore chain, Boiling Point Restaurant, Paris Miki Optical, Savvy Cosmetics, Chase Bank and food court with 12 dining options.