Seattle, Washington is well-known and loved for its many stunning features. A large number of travelers make their way to the Emerald City in pursuit of natural wonders and outdoor activities. Others pursue this destination in the hopes of spending enjoying the dynamic downtown scene. Still, others come for the many views waiting to be experienced, either from the water or at the top of the Space Needle. No matter what activities or events draw you to Seattle, the flavor is the one constant that can be found in nearly every neighborhood of this captivating city. Seattle hosts restaurants and shops that feature fare that hails from across the globe. When you’re visiting Seattle and have a craving for Asian cuisine, there’s no place better to shop or stop than Uwajimaya.
A History of Flavor
Uwajimaya’s central Seattle store sits at 600 5th Avenue South and is easily recognized by its bright blue, bold sign. This supermarket is popular for its extensive selection of authentic sauces, meats, seafood and far-Eastern fare. Visitors often head to Uwajimaya after hearing from friends and family who have stopped in before about how delicious the products this establishment carries can be!
There’s longevity behind Uwajimaya that has also embedded it in the very culture of Seattle shopping. Uwajimaya made its way into Seattle in 1928 as a fishcake food truck set up near the Puget Sound to catering specifically to Japanese laborers in the area. The concept of the fishcake food truck was originally created and carried out by Fujimatsu Moriguchi. The food truck transformed into a small store and would go on to become one of the most well-recognized supermarkets in Seattle. Today, Uwajimaya hosts four store locations as well as an urban market and as a company, employs well over 500 people. For over 90-years, Uwajimaya has introduced shoppers to bold, new flavors, long-lasting traditions and has done so with a warm welcome. Come in to browse the sushi, fresh fish filets or specialty sauces that are sure to please the palate.
Seattle is a modern and innovative city with deep roots in the past that make for some incredible stops along the way. When you’ve had the chance to sample and shop at Uwajimaya, be sure you’re cooking up your purchases in the comfort and convenience of a downtown vacation rental. The team at Seattle Oasis Vacation Rentals will help you find a spectacular property in the heart of the city that delivers big on convenience, comfort and luxury. Contact us today to begin planning your next trip!