The Low Down
Know Before You Go: The store is located inside the Sawtelle Place strip mall.
Look Good: Many of the packaged food products contain MSG. Be sure to read the (translated) labels!
The Extras: Although you can find Pocky (sweet yogurt-covered biscuits) in many mainstream markets now, the selection here is second to none. Also, the Japanese magazines are a fun burst of pop culture insight.
Rants, Raves & Reviews
This little taste of Tokyo is where Japanese locals--and the people who love their cuisine--go for the goods.
by Mar Yvette at Citysearch
Ever wonder what it would be like to go grocery shopping in the middle of Tokyo? Well, unless you're catching a 12-hour flight across the Pacific, the closest thing you're going to get to the experience is heading into Nijiya, SoCal'sâ¦
That small shop in the corner
By Grant K at Insider Pages
The Nijiya Market on Sawtelle is that small Japanese grocery store hidden in the corner. The selection and variety is great for it's size, and the ... Read More
By Fritzz at Citysearch
Beware of the con-artists who run the Nijiya center parking.\r \r You are supposed to get an hour of free parking if you are shopping at Nijiya,...... Read More
Makes Grocery Shopping Fun!
By jhoolko at Citysearch
I love this market, possibly more for the experience of wandering around its aisles than anything else. After eating elsewhere on Sawtelle, I'll ve... Read More
Liven up your grocery shopping!
By rudette at Citysearch
Authentic japanese supermarket. Small but good selection. I usally get some frozen dumplings, kobe beef (their meat and seafood is very reasonabl... Read More
Ample selection, clean, well-organized
By Amy F at Insider Pages
Though I am not from Japan, I sense that Nijaya Market has a lot of authentic Japanese products based on the store's popularity, their clientele, a... Read More