Here are the shops that we visit, for a more extensive list of shops in England see JapanWeb or Redbooks
Rice Wine Shop
Rice Wine Shop web
82 Brewer St., London W1 Tel: 020-7439-3705 Fax:020-7828-5151
The Rice Wine shop is small, but tends to be cheaper than most. Always worth visting first.
48-50 Brewer St., Piccadilly, London W1 Tel: 020-7287-1722
Arigato is fairly large, has a good selection, but is expensive.
Japan Centre (Natural House) web
Japan Centre, 212 Piccadilly, London W1V 9Ld Tel: 020-7434-4218 Fax: 020-7287-1083
Natural House is a shop in the basement of the Japan Centre. It is very popular, but better offers are available elsewhere.
Oriental City web
399 Edgware Rd., Colindale, London NW9 0JJ Tel: 020-8200-0009 Fax: 020-8200-0848
The largest Oriental shopping centre in Europre.
Rumwong Thai Market web
20 London Rd, Guildford, GU1 2AF Tel: 01483 451568
Rumwong Thai Market is located next to the Thai restaurant, and stocks a fair selection of items, including some Japanese items.
It is the only asian market near Guildford that we know of.
Lotte Shopping Ltd
126 Malden Rd. New Malden, Surrey KT3 6DD Tel: 020-8942-9552
This Korean supermarket is just off the A3. It is inexpensive and has a range of Japanese items.
Wing Yip web
Wing Yip Croydon, 544 Purley Way, Croydon, CR0 4RF. Tel: 020 8688 4880
Wing Yip is a Chinese supermarket that stocks a wide range of asian food.
As it is easily accesable by car it is convenient to fill up with sacks of rice and other heavy items.
Larger Sainsburys stores now stock a reasonable selection. Currently the Guildford (Burpham) store has a better range than in Brookwood.
Basic items, such as Soy Sauce and noodles are in the ethnic cooking section. Whilst Nishiki rice, sushi ginger and powdered wasabi are in the speciallity area.