Bento Lunches
Geographic Shopping Guide 
8th-Jun-2006 11:29 am
The lj cuts do not show up because this is a direct link; this makes the post a little difficult to find what you're looking for. If you are looking for a particular city, it's best to use your browser's search function for the state. The list is in alphabetical order by country, then by state, then my city. Some cities are grouped together if they're in the same general area.

Australia


Sydney, Australia
For rice moulds:
Dollar Store 123
Lvl 1 Market city
Sydney
Phone 9281 6432

For many asian foods and the occasional box:
Thai Kee IGA Supermarket
Market city
Sydney
9211 3150

For Bentos there are various cheap shops along forest road in hurstville, Sydney where there are bento boxes nestled amongst the other plastic storage boxes.


Canada


Silk Living Warehouse
3160 Steeles AVenue. E. Unit 3
Markham ON L3R 4G9

They're along the lines of a 100 yen shop with most items are in the $2.00 range. They have lube sheep bento boxes and bags, matching forks, spoons and chopsticks, folding sandwich boxes, clickity clack bottles and sauce containers, pig and fish sauce bottles, etc.

In the same plaza, called J-Town, there is also a grocery store

Heisei Mart
3160 Steeles Avenue E. Unit 11
Markham ON L3R 4G9

They have a great selection of Japanese grocery items including the coveted "mini-puddings".

If you're looking for Sanrio character boxes you can go down the road to:

Pacific Mall
4300 Steeles Ave. E.
Markham ON L3R 0Y5

This place is an enormous pan-asian mall. There are lots of toy and houseware stores that stock cute bento boxes and some bento supplies. There are also two grocery stores in the annex.


In the Niagara region I have yet to find any bento supplies but there are two great Asian grocery stores:

Kyo-Mart
5701 Lewis Avenue
Niagara Falls ON L2G 3R8

They have odd hours but the selection is pretty good.

Dinh Dinh
79 Geneva Street,
St Catharines, ON L2R 4M9

More fresh ingredients than you would find at Kyo-Mart and there are lots of cuisines represented not just Japanese.

In Burlington you can try:

Z`s Asian Foods Mart
4155 Fairview St. Burlington ON L7L 2A4

Sanko
730 Queen St. West
Toronto ON M6J 1E8

Little Tokyo on Augusta
199 Augusta Ave.
Toronto ON M5T 2L4

United States


Phoenix, Arizona
Fujiya Market
1335 W University Dr # 5, Tempe, AZ
(480) 968-1890

New Tokyo Food Market
3435 W Northern Ave, Phoenix, AZ
(602) 841-0255

House of Rice Store The
3221 N Hayden Rd, Scottsdale, AZ
(480) 947-6698

99 Ranch Market (Multi asian mainly Chinese)
668 N 44th St # 188, Phoenix, AZ
(602) 225-2288

LeeLee Market (multi asian, mainly southeast asian)
1901 W. Warner Rd.
Chandler, AZ 85224

store list from: anonymous

Morning Glory
(480) 726-2383
2055 N Dobson Rd
Chandler, AZ 85224-2239
Some kid sized Sanrio bento boxes

Sanrio
(480) 755-9020
5000 S Arizona Mills Cir
Tempe, AZ 85282-6431
There is also a location at Scottsdale Fashion Mall, but I don't know if they carry bento. This store has a variety of Sanrio bento boxes and accessories.

Banzai 99
527 W. McDowell (on McDowell between 7th Ave and Central)
Phoenix, AZ 85003
Japanese "dollar" store (most items pruced $1.29). They have onigiri molds, bento boxes, bags, cookware, some accessories, laquerware, etc..

store list from: kawaiikiki

Sandye Market - Columbus and Pima street
G&L Imports - 22nd street between Swan and Craycroft
Grant-Stone Market - the corner of Grant and Stone

store list from: desert_zen



Arkansas
Julameez
Northwest Arkansas Mall
4201 N Shiloh Drive
Fayetteville, Arkansas
(479) 442-0303
http://www.northwestarkansasmall.com/

It's in the wing that has Sears, very close to the center.

store list from: kakugori



Los Angeles, California
Marukai Market
www.marukai.com
Several Locations. Some are membership only, others are not.
These are non-membership:
123 S. Onizuka St#101
LA, CA 90012

1620 W Redondo Beach Blvd
Gardena CA 90247

98 Cent Plus Gardena Store
1360 West Artesia Blvd
Gardena CA 90248
(bento boxes, belts, utensils, bags, molds, accessories, groceries all much less than ebay)

Mitsuwa
www.mitsuwa.com
333 S. Alameda St
LA CA 90013

3760 Centinela Ave
LA CA 90066

store list from: anonymous



San Diego, California
Nijiya Market
3860 Convoy St # 109
(858) 268-3821

99 Ranch Market (Chinese)
7330 Clairemont Mesa Blvd
(858) 565-7799

Zion Marketplace (Korean)
4611 Mercury St
(858) 268-3300

Lucky Seafood (Vietnamese)
9326 Mira Mesa Blvd
(858) 586-7979

Mitsuwa Marketplace
4240 Kearny Mesa Rd. #119,
San Diego CA 92111
(858)569-6699
9:00AM - 8:00PM

store list from: leanne_opaskar



San Francisco area, California
San Jose, CA (USA)
Mitsuwa
(Japanese groceries and kitchen supplies, including a small number of plain grown-up boxes and kids' boxes. Also onigiri/sushi molds, mini sauce bottles, mini utensil sets, dividers, etc.)
675 Saratoga Ave,
San Jose, CA

San Francisco, CA
Ichiban-kan
(Japanese variety/discount store, including many low-end but cute bento boxes and other microwaveable plastic boxes, etc., chopsticks, dividers; also snacks, nori, etc.)
22 Peace Plz # 540 (Japantown Mall)
San Francisco, CA
(415) 409-0472

San Mateo, CA
Ichiban-kan
(Japanese variety/discount store, including many low-end but cute bento boxes and other microwaveable plastic boxes, etc., chopsticks, dividers; also snacks, nori, etc.)
98 E 3rd Ave
San Mateo, CA 94401
(650) 347-1347

store list from: wintersweet

Oto's Japan Food
5770 Freeport Blvd Ste 49
Sacramento, CA 95822-3516
(916) 424-2398

Across from the Executive airport. Shares lot with the Sheriff's department. They do not have a great many bento boxes (one family sized and one single compartment container for a child was on the shelf), but promised me more would be stocked soon. They have the omelette pan, small cookie cutters, rice molds and press, and every packaged snack, sweet, and Nori product imaginable.

store list from: anonymous

Daiso
146 Seramonte Center
Daly City, CA 941015
Click here for the Daiso store locator.

suggestion from: lilian_cho



Stockton, California
Super King Food Center
8626 Lower Sacramento Rd
(209) 474-6699

Super King Food Center
6045 N El Dorado St,
(209) 474-6645

store list from: heycheri



Lake Worth, Florida

Asian Market
5891 S Military Trl # 9210
(561) 433-8082

Manila Oriental Market & Video
4875 Okeechobee Blvd
West Palm Beach, FL 33417
(561) 687-8806

Oriental Grocery & Seafood
3355 Lake Worth Rd # 1
(561) 434-2175

Fortune Cookie Oriental
2700 Forest Hill Blvd
West Palm Beach, FL 33406
(561) 433-5818

store list from: kissubang



Duluth, Georgia
Super H-Mart
2550 Pleasant Hill Rd
Duluth, GA 30096-4122
(678) 417-0206

A few decorative items, such as picks and utensils, and also Lock and Lock boxes. Entire aisle of Japanese snacks, sodas, etc.

store list from: pkoceres



Maryland
H-Mart
800 North Rolling Rd.
Catonsville, MD 21228

Lotte Mart
8801 Baltimore National Pike
Ellicott City, MD 21043

store list from: whowantscandy


Albuquerque, New Mexico
Ta Lin Market
230 Louisiana Blvd SE
(505) 268-0206

99 Banh Oriental Supermarket
5315 Gibson Blvd SE
(505) 268-2422

A-Ri-Rang Oriental Market
1826 Eubank Blvd NE
(505) 255-9634

A-1 Oriental Market
1410 Wyoming Blvd NE # F
(505) 275-9021

Nia & Co.
(no information available)

store list from: basal_ganglia

Super H Mart
6335 State Route 85 (or Highway 85...NOT I-85)
Riverdale, GA 30274
It's actually a Super H Mart and it's located in Riverdale, near the airprot. It has a pretty good amount of housewares and bento stuff...much more than the Duluth location. There's even a Sanrio/gift area as you go in on the right! Lots of fun.

Discover Mills Mall
5900 Sugarloaf Parkway
Lawrenceville, GA 30043
One store, Pica Pica, has a few kitchen items. I found a bunch of bento bags there, and the saleslady told me that at one point there had been matching bento boxes but they'd sold out. It's kind of like a small dollar store where things are more than a dollar! I suppose they get in new stock pretty regularly. There's also a Sanrio store with a few things, but really not very much. They have a LOT of stuff on sale, though, and I got some little bento boxes there half price today. They get in new stock every month. Pica Pica isn't on the directory in the mall (although it is listed on the website). It's store number 501.

store list from: stefmccollum



New York, New York
Sunrise Mart
4 Stuyvesant St # 2
(212) 598-3040

Jas Mart
34 E 23rd St # 1
(212) 387-8721
&
133 2nd Ave
(212) 420-6370
&
2847 Broadway
(212) 866-4780

Super H Mart Inc
400 Hillside Ave
Williston Park, NY
(516) 699-0270

Katagiri & Co
224 E 59th St # 1
(212) 755-3566
&
226 E 59th St # 1
(212) 838-5453

store list from: anonymous
Click here for the original post.


Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Lotus Foods (Strip District)
1649 Penn Ave
(412) 281-3050

Tokyo Japanese Food Store
5853 Ellsworth Ave
(412) 661-3777

New Youngs Asian Grocery (Squirrel Hill)
Forward Avenue, Squirrel Hill PA 15217

store list from: martygreene



Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas

Shop Minoya 99 Cent Plus
3115 West Parker Road
Plano, TX 75023
(972) 769-8346
(this is the best one in my opinion for bento)

May Hua Supermarket
2220 Coit Road
Plano, TX 75075
(972) 398-6987
(this one is good for food in genral, and some bento supplies)

GIGA Gifts
2220 Coit Road, Plano, TX 75075
(972) 758-1171
(972) 769-0276
(This one is iffy. The have some nice bento supplies sometimes [Usualy hello kitty bento] but they run out quickly)

Sanrio Inc
5015 Westheimer Rd # 1475
(713) 572-4602
Houston, TeXas

store list from: eristell_neko and strawberry6703

There's a place called Hong Kong Market in Arlington, and they have a store in Dallas as well. I haven't found bento boxes there, but they have food like quail eggs, steam buns, and those teeny gelatins.

http://www.hkmkt.com/

Arlington Store:
1816 E. Pioneer Parkway Arlington, TX 76010
Tel: (817)265-1488
Fax: (817)459-2345


Dallas address:
9780 Walnut St.
Suite 360
Dallas, TX 75243
Tel: (972)437-9888
Fax: (972)231-9818

store list from skulleigh



Newport News, Virginia

There are tons of Asian markets here. I haven't lived here for years, though, so I don't want to direct people to stores that don't exist anymore.

Formerly Kim Milling Co. (The name seemed to have changed last time I went).
Heading towards the mall on Warwick, it's on the left after Bland. It's the biggest store in the shopping center. Sorry I cant give better directions!
- Has lots of bento stuff, but pricey. HUGE Asian grocery selection. This place is the size of a K-mart or Food Lion.

store list and notes from: kat_zilla


Richmond, Virginia

Tan-A
6221 W. Broad St.
Richmond, VA 23230
- A good but somewhat pricy at times Asian food market. Some housewares, but no bento boxes unfortunately.

Nikko Market
4803 Forest Hill Ave.
Richmond, VA 23225
- More like a convenience store specializing in Japanese food. No bento boxes when I went.

Tokyo Market - New, Just Opened
Carytown
(Where For the Love of Chocolate used to be - I can't think of the street name, and it's not in the yellowpages yet.)
- Small store, specializes in Japanese food and has a housewares section, though I did not see any bento supplies. The owner is very nice and outgoing. I might ask about bento stuff next time I'm by.

store list from: kat_zilla

International Market
46900 Cedar Lake Plz
Sterling, VA
(Near Dulles Airport)

store list from: liseanne27



Seattle, Washington

Uwajimaya
4601 6th Ave S
(206) 624-6380

Ranch 99
18230 E Valley Hwy
Kent, WA 98032
(253) 872-8899

or

Seattle (Edmonds) store
22511 Highway 99
Edmonds, WA 98026
425-670-1899

Filipino Market
or
A-Sha's Sari-Sari Filipino Oriental Mkt
607 SE Everett Mall Way Everett, WA 425 514-0274

Pal-DO World
17424 Highway 99, Lynnwood, WA 98037
(425) 742-2237

Daiso at the Alderwood Mall
Cornered between Sears and Payless Shoes
3000 184th St. S.W.
Lynnwood, WA 98037

Boo Han Market / Hyundai Foods
9122 S. Tacoma Way
Tacoma, WA, 98499
(253) 588-7300

Seattle's International District / Chinatown

Uwajimaya Village
600 5th Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98104
(206) 624-6248

Uwajimaya Bellevue
15555 NE 24th St. & Bel Red Rd.
Bellevue, WA 98007
(425)747-9012

Viet Wah Super Market
1032 S Jackson St
Seattle, WA 98104
(206) 329-1399

store list from: dokidokibento and benightedfool

Westlake Center
400 Pine St.
Suite 1005
Seattle WA 98101

store list from: jessicapancakes


Philippines


Makati
J-Wave
(Bento Boxes, Bento Accessories)
3/F Waltermart

Co-Op
(Japanese groceries, Bento Accessories)
Creekside Mall, Amorsolo St.

Fujimart
(Japanese groceries)
Little Tokyo
across Plaza Fair MCS

Sakura Grocery
(Japanese groceries, Bento Boxes)
Pasay Road, near New World Renaissance

Okame
(Japanese Groceries, Bento Accessories)
Park Square, near Red Ribbon and Goldilocks

Japan Home Center
(Bento Boxes and Accessories)
3F Market Market, Fort Bonifacio
*note - not sure on the bento accessories though, but they do have LOTS of kitchen stuff. :3

store list from kaoko_cow and khursten



Alabang
Daiso 88 Peso Store
(Bento Boxes, Bento Accessories)
Alabang Zapote wing, Alabang Town Center

Seoul Seoul Mart
(Japanese & Korean Groceries, Bento Accessories)
Casa Susana, Alabang Town Center

store list from: kaoko_cow



Spain

Muji
Rambla Catalunya, 81
Barcelona

Muji
L'Illa Diagonal Shopping Center
Av. Diagonal
Barcelona
93 444 37 44

See comment below for details.

store list from: antmusique

UK

Wing Yip
375 Nechells Park Road
Nechells
Birmingham
B7 5NT
Tel: 0121 327 6618
Fax: 0121 327 6612
(No bento boxes, but lots of asian food including nori, furikake etc. Also sells onigiri moulds.)

Store list from firewyre

Comments 
8th-Jun-2006 06:55 pm (UTC)
New Youngs is on Forward Avenue, Squirrel Hill PA 15217

I can get the phone number and building number when I drive by again- it's right down the street from me.

Also, I would add Kawaii Gifts, in Shadyside. They had some bento boxes and other bento accessories there last I checked. Mainly Sanrio stuff.
8th-Jun-2006 07:15 pm (UTC)
Mitsuwa Marketplace
4240 Kearny Mesa Rd. #119,
San Diego CA 92111
(858)569-6699
9:00AM - 8:00PM

They don't have a website. They're part of the same chain as the Mitsuwa stores in Torrance and Costa Mesa.
18th-Oct-2006 02:31 am (UTC)
what brands do they carry there? ( if you happen to know, Im looking for putifresh and q-lin)

thanks!
8th-Jun-2006 07:18 pm (UTC)
Pretty much all Mitsuwa Marketplace locations:
http://www.mitsuwa.com/slh2.html
8th-Jun-2006 08:08 pm (UTC)
LOL, "Anonymous" in Phoenix..was me...I forgot to sign in when I posted... I kinda like being anaymous tho... ;)
9th-Jun-2006 05:16 am (UTC) - oops
Ranch 99 Market in Edmonds

Seattle (Edmonds) store
22511 Highway 99
Edmonds, WA 98026
425-670-1899

Filipino Market
or
A-Sha's Sari-Sari Filipino Oriental Mkt
607 SE Everett Mall Way Everett, WA 425 514-0274

Daiso at the Alderwood Mall

3000 184th St. S.W.
Lynnwood, WA 98037

Cornered between Sears and Payless Shoes
9th-Jun-2006 03:16 pm (UTC) - Re: oops
Updated, thank you!
9th-Jun-2006 02:03 pm (UTC) - Does anyone know of any places in NY?
I am having a really hard time finding supplies here. It seems like there must be some places but I dont know where they are!
9th-Jun-2006 03:22 pm (UTC) - Re: Does anyone know of any places in NY?
I don't know what part of NY you are from, but I did a Yahoo! Yellow Pages search and came up with Bento Design. The store could be totally unrelated to what we're doing or it could be heaven.

If you are nearby or in town sometime and you check it out, please let us know so I can add it to the list.
10th-Jun-2006 01:30 am (UTC) - Bento / Bento related supplies in Manila
MAKATI

J-Wave
(Bento Boxes, Bento Accessories)
3/F Waltermart

Co-Op
(Japanese groceries, Bento Accessories)
Creekside Mall, Amorsolo St.

Fujimart
(Japanese groceries)
Little Tokyo
across Plaza Fair MCS

Sakura Grocery
(Japanese groceries, Bento Boxes)
Pasay Road, near New World Renaissance

Okame
(Japanese Groceries, Bento Accessories)
Park Square, near Red Ribbon and Goldilocks


ALABANG
Daiso 88 Peso Store
(Bento Boxes, Bento Accessories)
Alabang Zapote wing, Alabang Town Center

Seoul Seoul Mart
(Japanese & Korean Groceries, Bento Accessories)
Casa Susana, Alabang Town Center
16th-Jun-2006 10:01 pm (UTC) - Re: Bento / Bento related supplies in Manila
Thanks for this. I don't know if this is helpful, but you guys might want to visit it too

Japan Home Center
(Bento Boxes and Accessories)
3F Market Market, Fort Bonifacio, Makati

*note - not sure on the bento accessories though, but they do have LOTS of kitchen stuff. :3
16th-Jun-2006 10:18 pm (UTC)
Does anyone know if there are any stores selling boxes/accessories near Monroe, NY?

I thoguht I saw a place at the Palisades Mall but I didn't have enough time to check anything out. (I was with my boyfriend and a bunch of his mother's students on a field trip.)

Thanks for any info, or even trying to help :D!
17th-Jun-2006 06:45 am (UTC)
I don't post anything here, but I wanted to share some more stores for the Seattle, WA list. I also don't know anything about lunch boxes, but I grew up on Asian food, so I know where a few good stores are. The person who gave you stores before seems to live north of Seattle, so the following are a few recommendations from someone who lives between Seattle and Tacoma.

There's the international district, which is part of downtown Seattle. There are little groceries and vegetable stands all over the place, in addition to restaurants, shops, etc. My favorite place to shop over there is a little complex on the corner of tenth and Jackson. I tend to shop mostly at Viet Wah (which I believe is a chain; there seems to be one opening soon in Newcastle, WA), but there's another grocery store next door that has a lot of great things -- like bitter melon.

I haven't gone looking for bento boxes, rice molds, etc, but Seattle's international district is called Chinatown for a reason. If people are specifically looking for a box, they're probably going to want to check out Uwajimaya, unless they're looking for antique or family-sized boxes.

There's also an area in Tacoma with, I think, mostly Korean restaurants and shops. It's a string of shops, restaurants, etc, along S Tacoma Way. Starting from about 84th and heading south, the string of shops continues for a couple of miles. I like to visit the Boo Han (Hyundai Foods) when I'm in the area to get vegetables and noodles for soup and sometimes to pick up a box of those awesome Nong Shim bowls.


Boo Han Market / Hyundai Foods
9122 S. Tacoma Way
Tacoma, WA, 98499
(253) 588-7300

Seattle's International District / Chinatown

Uwajimaya Village
600 5th Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98104
(206) 624-6248

Uwajimaya Bellevue
15555 NE 24th St. & Bel Red Rd.
Bellevue, WA 98007
(425)747-9012

Viet Wah Super Market
1032 S Jackson St
Seattle, WA 98104
(206) 329-1399
19th-Jun-2006 07:32 pm (UTC)
Updateds forDdallas/FT Worth
Shop Minoya 99 Cent Plus
3115 West Parker Road
Plano, TX 75023
(972) 769-8346
(this is the best one in my opinion for bento)

May Hua Supermarket
2220 Coit Road
Plano, TX 75075
(972) 398-6987
(this one is good for food in genral, and some bento supplies)


GIGA Gifts
2220 Coit Road, Plano, TX 75075
(972) 758-1171
(972) 769-0276
(This one is iffy. The have some nice bento supplies sometimes [Usualy hello kitty bento] but they run out quickly)
21st-Jun-2006 11:26 am (UTC) - UK Shops
Wing Yip
375 Nechells Park Road
Nechells
Birmingham
B7 5NT
Tel: 0121 327 6618
Fax: 0121 327 6612
(No bento boxes, but lots of asian food including nori, furikake etc. Also sells onigiri moulds.)
31st-Aug-2006 04:04 pm (UTC)
Richmond, VA

Tan-A
6221 W. Broad St.
Richmond, VA 23230
- A good but somewhat pricy at times Asian food market. Some housewares, but no bento boxes unfortunately.

Nikko Market
4803 Forest Hill Ave.
Richmond, VA 23225
- More like a convenience store specializing in Japanese food. No bento boxes when I went.


Tokyo Market - New, Just Opened
Carytown
(Where For the Love of Chocolate used to be - I can't think of the street name, and it's not in the yellowpages yet.)
- Small store, specializes in Japanese food and has a housewares section, though I did not see any bento supplies. The owner is very nice and outgoing. I might ask about bento stuff next time I'm by.

Newport News

There are tons of Asian markets here. I haven't lived here for years, though, so I don't want to direct people to stores that don't exist anymore.

Formerly Kim Milling Co. (The name seemed to have changed last time I went).
Heading towards the mall on Warwick, it's on the left after Bland. It's the biggest store in the shopping center. Sorry I cant give better directions!
- Has lots of bento stuff, but pricy. HUGE Asian grocery selection. This place is the size of a K-mart or Food Lion.
5th-Sep-2006 03:08 am (UTC)
Forgive my ignorance, but where is Newport News?
5th-Sep-2006 02:59 am (UTC)
San Jose, CA (USA)
Mitsuwa
(Japanese groceries and kitchen supplies, including a small number of plain grown-up boxes and kids' boxes. Also onigiri/sushi molds, mini sauce bottles, mini utensil sets, dividers, etc.)
675 Saratoga Ave,
San Jose, CA

San Francisco, CA
Ichiban-kan
(Japanese variety/discount store, including many low-end but cute bento boxes and other microwaveable plastic boxes, etc., chopsticks, dividers; also snacks, nori, etc.)
22 Peace Plz # 540 (Japantown Mall)
San Francisco, CA
(415) 409-0472

San Mateo, CA
Ichiban-kan
(Japanese variety/discount store, including many low-end but cute bento boxes and other microwaveable plastic boxes, etc., chopsticks, dividers; also snacks, nori, etc.)
98 E 3rd Ave
San Mateo, CA 94401
(650) 347-1347
5th-Sep-2006 09:58 am (UTC) - Los Angeles Area
Anonymous
Marukai Market
www.marukai.com
Several Locations. Some are membership only, others are not.
These are non-membership:
123 S. Onizuka St#101
LA, CA 90012

1620 W Redondo Beach Blvd
Gardena CA 90247

98 Cent Plus Gardena Store
1360 West Artesia Blvd
Gardena CA 90248

(bento boxes, belts, utensils, bags, molds, accessories, groceries all much less than ebay)

Mitsuwa
www.mitsuwa.com
333 S. Alameda St
LA CA 90013

3760 Centinela Ave
LA CA 90066
22nd-Sep-2006 07:51 pm (UTC) - Sacramento
Anonymous
Oto's Japan Food
5770 Freeport Blvd Ste 49
Sacramento, CA 95822-3516
9164242398

Across from the Executive airport. Shares lot with the Sheriff's department. They do not have a great many bento boxes (one family sized and one single compartment container for a child was on the shelf), but promised me more would be stocked soon. They have the omelette pan, small cookie cutters, rice molds and press, and every packaged snack, sweet, and Nori product imaginable.
23rd-Sep-2006 06:30 am (UTC) - Atlanta Area
Super H-Mart
2550 Pleasant Hill Rd
Duluth, GA 30096-4122
(678) 417-0206

A few decorative items, such as picks and utensils, and also Lock and Lock boxes. Entire aisle of Japanese snacks, sodas, etc.
26th-Sep-2006 10:04 am (UTC) - Midwesterners out there? Missouri specifically?
Anonymous
Hi! Just found your page via flickr bento group & wondering if anyone out there in the St. Louis area has some locations they want to share? There are asian markets here, but none that have bento supplies.

Annie
4th-Oct-2006 05:08 pm (UTC) - Re: Midwesterners out there? Missouri specifically?
Anonymous
I'm from Missouri too St.Louis to be exact. I have scoured alot of asian stores but no bento. If I find one I'll definitely clue you in. Please do the same for me. Stephanie
9th-Dec-2006 03:58 pm (UTC) - Spain
Muji
Rambla Catalunya, 81
Barcelona

&

Muji
L'Illa Diagonal Shopping Center
Av. Diagonal
Barcelona
93 444 37 44

They only carry a very simple white bento box, but I thought it was worth mentioning because it's the only place in Barcelona (and probably in the rest of Spain) where I've found bento-related stuff. The chopsticks, the belts and the matching bags are sold separately.
15th-Jan-2007 05:02 am (UTC) - DFW area food store
There's a place called Hong Kong Market in Arlington, and they have a store in Dallas as well. I haven't found bento boxes there, but they have food like quail eggs, steam buns, and those teeny gelatins.

http://www.hkmkt.com/

Arlington Store:
1816 E. Pioneer Parkway
Arlington, TX 76010
Tel: (817)265-1488
Fax: (817)459-2345


Dallas address:
9780 Walnut St.
Suite 360
Dallas, TX 75243
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16th-Feb-2007 11:27 pm (UTC) - Seattle
There's now a Boo Han market in Shoreline. I'll get their address and phone number next time I go there :-)
20th-Feb-2007 04:24 am (UTC) - Northwest Arkansas
I've been lurking here for a while, so I thought I would mention:

For anybody in/near NW Arkansas, there is a store in the mall in Fayetteville called Juliameez which has a bunch of nice cooking stuff, including onigiri and sushi molds. They also have some nifty miniature silicon baking cups that are the perfect height for a bento box.

I'm looking for some Asian markets around here, but they seem to be well hidden or not open when I do get there.
20th-Feb-2007 02:52 pm (UTC) - Re: Northwest Arkansas
Thanks for your suggestion. Do you happen to have the address? I tried to look it up on Google Maps, but nothing came up.
27th-Feb-2007 12:20 pm (UTC)
Oh no. None for Australia? :(
5th-Mar-2007 04:45 am (UTC)
I only bring a negative report so far: Miami has/had two Japanese-specific stores that I'm aware of so far. One went bankrupt; the other is moving and doesn't know where to yet (I got a spectacular thermos-style Zojirushi 'lunch box' and fish sauce bottles from them 20% off).

I'll have to find some time to drive north to kissubang's suggestions and browse them, as well as hitting the phone books for Dade and Broward.
19th-Mar-2007 10:23 pm (UTC)
Anyone know anywhere near Chicago? I scoured out a couple Japanese/Asian markets and didn't find anything, but there's obviously more I have yet to discover.
16th-Apr-2007 05:53 pm (UTC)
I'm in the city and haven't been able to find any bento supplies anywhere either. I think Mitsuwa does have a few things, some boxes and some small containers, but nothing like what everyone else has! If I find anything I'll send another comment your way.
20th-Mar-2007 10:53 pm (UTC) - Suppliers in Sydney
For rice moulds:
Dollar Store 123
Lvl 1 Market city
Sydney
Phone 9281 6432


For many asian foods and the occasional box:
Thai Kee IGA Supermarket
Market city
Sydney
9211 3150

For Bentos there are various cheap shops along forest road in hurstville, Sydney where there are bento boxes nestled amongst the other plastic storage boxes.
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