Wasabi and Sake

‘Japan Centre’ is mainly a retailer of Japanese foods  plus a self-service food mall. There are four premises in London :  Panton Street, by Leicester Square, (Flagship store – mostly in basement ),   Shaftesbury Avenue (mainly ceramics plus a cafe –  all on 1st floor), Westfields shopping mall in Stratford-East London, and Westfields shopping mall in Shepherds Bush-West London (opened 14 July 2018)- [locations marked on map here].

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Flagship store in Panton Street, near Leicester Square.

The main Flagship store in Panton Street opened in September 2017.    For those not familiar with Japanese food it’s a good opportunity to learn, buy – and dine [it’s ok to slurp those noodles!]   Diners are provided with a small wi-fi device which vibrates and flashes when their food order is ready for collection – very useful.

The kitchens are open so the chefs can be seen preparing the food – not least carving the fish for the sushi.  Genuine – and expensive – green Wasabi is for sale – no “fake” green-died horse-radish here!  The huge range of Saki is instructive. Though in a basement the place is bright with plenty of daylight.  Staff and customers are virtually entirely Japanese – everyone is made  welcome.  Good vibes.    ‘Arigato’ to Japan Centre.

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Though in a basement the place is bright with plenty of daylight.

 

 

 

 

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Genuine – and expensive – green Wasabi is for sale – no “fake” green-died horse-radish here!

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The kitchens are open. See the chefs carve the fish for the sushi.

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The huge range of Saki is instructive.

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It’s ok to slurp those noodles!

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