Who We Are

With over 400 employees, Uwajimaya is one of the largest Asian grocery retailers in the Pacific Northwest. Since 1928, Uwajimaya has evolved beyond providing basic grocery staples and become known as a tourist and destination store. Our reputation is built on being known as the information specialist on all things Asian and part of our mission is to educate the customer on all aspects of Asian culture. Uwajimaya's pre-eminence among Asian stores comes from its use of modern technology, its emphasis on cleanliness and its adherence to its business philosophy.

Mission and Values

Our mission is to be the premier destination to experience the richness of Asian culture and food. We strive to offer world-class quality and the widest variety of Asian foods.  As an iconic, family owned business with deep roots in the Northwest's Asian American community, we have a strong commitment to cultural sustainability and cross-cultural understanding across the Asian community and the community at large.

Commitment to Quality

We're passionate about sharing Asian culture with our customers and one way we do this is by providing our customers with the largest selection and variety of authentic Asian food and merchandise.  We are committed to offering the freshest, finest and highest grade seafood, meat and produce as well as products from reliable and trusted brands.

Customer Service

Our primary motivation for what we do is you, our customer.  For this reason, it is important for us to deliver exceptional service, share our knowledge and expertise and be a leader in innovation.  We celebrate and welcome the diversity of our customers and community by creating a comfortable, fun and unique shopping experience.

Employees

Our employees are essential for our continued success.  We believe a team of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences working together powers our success.

Community Involvement

We feel it is our responsibility to help build and strengthen the communities we serve.  We support several local organizations that primarily focus on promoting community development, education, senior and elderly assistance and multi-cultural issues.

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