Member Reviews (2)
- Nijiya MarketMember ofFoodiesSep 18, 2012
This Japanese market has fresh product, meat and seafood but it's kind of pricey. It's really close to my work so that is why I come here often. You can also get some lunch here as well as they do have a hot section where food is made and sushi can be bought. Besides it being expensive and kind of limited of their selection, it's a really good market. It is super clean.
- Nijiya MarketMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 11First to ReviewJul 05, 2012
Nijiya Markets are a small chain of Japanese grocery markets that started in San Diego back in 1986. Now there are 12 locations in NorCal and SoCal, plus a full bakery and confectionary factory, fish and meat center, and a newly formed coffee and pastry restaurant The parent company has an organic farm that produces wholly growned organic vegetables.
This location is not the largest, but it is nestled in the heart of the Asian corridor on Convoy. It has a little bit of all the Japanese necessities, from meats, produce, canned goods, snacks, sauces, bakery, etc.
I got a pre-made sushi grab and go tray for $7.99. It was a pretty good deal, since there were 3 maguro, 1 ika, 1 ebi, 1 tamago, 1 ikura, 1 hamachi and 1 tako. 9 nigiri for $7.99 is a great deal. I also got my favorite unsweetened tea, Ito En, and a Sho Chiku Bai premium Ginjo Sake, plus Nori covered rice crackers, all for $18.43 with tax.
Nijiya now has their own little magazine, called Gochiso, "Ultimate Japanese Gourmet Magazine". Inside it has great menu tips, and great history and explanations of a lot of popular Japanese food.