Uwajimaya has an important place in Portland as one of the most reliable sources for all things Asian. Whether you're looking for nori (dried seaweed), sushi quality fish, or a good bottle of sake, you can find it all at Uwajimaya. Their produce is extraordinarily fresh and displays a range far beyond what you'll find at your local grocery store. Whether you're interested in Thai, Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese, or any other Asian cuisine, you'll likely find the perfect ingredients here. And Uwajimaya extends far beyond food. You'll also find an incredible bookstore with everything from the latest Asian magazines to books that help you learn language, from videos of foreign films to to t-shirts with cute cartoon characters. And Sambi, their restaurant, is a great Japanese restaurant. Their specials (from 11 to 4, Monday through Saturday) include sushi and are very reasonably priced. Uwajimaya is a great place, whether you need just a little soy sauce or a fully stocked pantry.