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Japanese supermarket: Tagawa

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You might have passed in front of Tagawa many times and not even noticed it, as you have to go through something that looks like a garage entrance to get to the small two-floor shop. However, once you venture in, some delicious Japanese treasures await….

Sushi platter

Sushi platter


My highlights:

  • Tasty, affordable bento lunch boxes (between 5 and 9 euros a piece – a really good deal!) to go. (Get there early. On weekdays, they sometimes are sold out before 13h… I sometimes am to blame as I might pick up a few for me, friends, and dinner…)
  • Well-priced decent sushi, which you should order in advance and beats any of the fast-food sushi chains (which suspiciously always carry the word “sushi” as part of their shop name… I know they are very popular but to me, it’s not the real thing…). See here for the sushi selection and ordering procedure.
  • Their fresh seaweed salad for only a couple of euros and warm, meat-filled bread buns
  • Frozen gyoza wraps to make yummy homemade gyoza (Japanese dumplings)
  • A good selection of sake


  • Besides selling groceries, they also have a [really] tiny section with other Japanese products, including books, tea/home accessories and occasionally handmade items like obis
  • You can also order your groceries online and have them delivered within Brussels, or just browse online to see what you might want to get in-store
  • Keep an eye on their Facebook page, which they update regularly with information about their new product arrivals

Lunch box selection


Chaussee de Vleurgat 119
1000 Brussels
Tel: +32 0 648 59 11
Facebook page




Photo credits: Tagawa online store and Facebook page

Other supermarkets (I have not been to), as listed by this and this other source (please double-check opening hours):

17 rue des Bégonias , 1170 Watermael-Boitsfort.
Mon-Fri 10h-18h, Sat 10h-19h, closed on Sun and public holidays

120 rue Kelle, 1150 Woluwe Saint Pierre.
Tue-Fri 10h-18h, Sat 10h-19h, closed Sun, Mon, public holidays


Author: bxlblog

It started out with just one person years ago, but now we have a team of bloggers giving input and/or writing about food, travel, and generally life in Brussels, and even life in Brussels with a baby in the team's newest blog.

One thought on “Japanese supermarket: Tagawa

  1. I’ve been there. I love it and the staff is very helpful and nice

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