Prepared foods like ramen and sashimi conjure up feelings of natsukashii – nostalgia – but even if you’re new to Japanese food, your palate will delight in the many flavors and textures it has to offer.
Katagiri is a true piece of New York history – the Japanese market, started in 1907, still stands strong at its original East 59th Street location. Their newly minted second store, on 41st Street near Lexington, continues the company’s legacy, while updating it to meet the high-traffic needs of the Grand Central Station area. Building upon the many offerings of its original location, the new store is now licensed and outfitted to produce cooked food, and they are taking the opportunity full on. Katagiri offers this perpetually hungry neighborhood everything from delicious bowls of shoyu and tonkotsu ramen to traditional Japanese rice balls with fillings like broiled salmon and pickled plum. Their pre-packaged bento-boxes and sozai side dishes will undoubtedly fly off the shelves during lunchtime and after work hours. According to Mr. Michiaki Isoda, Katagiri’s President, their concept is to present authentic tastes of Japan, which you’ll find in every corner of the store in many forms. It’s a delicious and convenient option for commuters and residents.
Shelves are lined with countless sweet and savory snacks, teas and sodas, and even pre-packaged takeaway bento boxes.
Katagiri Lexington Avenue location 370 Lexington Ave., #107 (at 41st St.), New York, NY 10017
TEL: 917-472-7025 | www.katagiri.com