Historical version 16 of Japan Centre, SW1Y 4EA
- 020 3405 1246
- 19 Shaftesbury Avenue, W1D 7ED
- 10am-9:30pm Mon-Sat; 11am-8pm Sun
One-stop Japanese shop at the Piccadilly Circus end of Shaftesbury Avenue.
The Shaftesbury Avenue location is somewhat smaller, and the main part is accessed via escalators from ground level. Ceramics are on the ground floor at the bottom of the escalators, and during some of the opening time there's a hot food cart outside on the forecourt.
Fridges hold pre-prepared sushi trays, wet fish and seafood, tofu, miso, and desserts. Shelves separated by narrow aisles have other grocery items such as instant dashi, furikake, dried seaweeds, vinegars, soy sauces, salad dressings, and so on.
Accessibility: Access is via escalators; there don't seem to be stairs or a lift. It's quite cramped, with narrow aisles.