Locals’ Recommendations on International Supermarkets in Hong Kong

There are diverse styles of supermarkets in Hong Kong: local, Japanese, British……You will never get dull for the variety of choices inside all these stores. For every kind of cuisine, you can always find the right ingredients in Hong Kong’s supermarkets. In terms of international supermarkets, Japanese-styled ones have been dominating the market due to the influence of Japanese culture back then in the 1980s. Here are the locals’ recommendations on international supermarkets in HK:

City’Super

Being recognized as the ‘mega lifestyle specialty store’, City’Super provides high-end imported products. You can find freshly delivered products every morning. If you are looking for A5 Wagyu Beef, Sydney Rock Oysters or Local Hong Kong Chicken, you can just go City’Super and get everything you want for dinner. Of course, it is a bit more pricey when comparing to other local supermarkets. The stores open 10am-10pm daily.

Store Addresses:

Gateway Arcade Level 3, Shop 3001, Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui

ifc mall Level 1, Shops 1041-1049, Central

New Town Plaza 1 Level 2, Shops 204-214, Shatin

Times Square Basement 1, Causeway Bay

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ThreeSixty

ThreeSixty is the largest retailer of natural foods and organic foods in Hong Kong. It also offers earth-friendly household products, non-chemically based personal care items and wellness-related lifestyle products. If you are someone pursuing a healthy and carefree lifestyle, ThreeSixty will definitely be your favourite supermarket in Hong Kong. As its target customer is the middle class, the price will be higher than other supermarkets.

Store Addresses:

Shop 1090, 1/F Elements, Kowloon Station, Hong Kong (Opening Hours: 8am – 11pm daily)

Shop No. 203, Second Floor, Stanley Plaza, Ma Hang Estate, 23 and 33 Carmel Road, Stanley, Hong Kong (Opening Hours: 8am – 10pm daily)

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Market Place by Jasons

There are approximately 40 Market Place stores in Hong Kong. They offer customers a combination of international and customized assortment of foods and various products. It is popular among locals, as well as expats who would like to shop under a comfy environment.

Store Addresses (Full list here):

LG/F, Nexxus Building, 77 Des Voeux Road Central, Central, Hong Kong (Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday 08:00-22:00, Sunday and Public Holiday 09:00-22:00)

Shop 8, 2/F, Island Crest, 8 First Street, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong (Opening Hours: 08:00 – 22:00 daily)

Shop No. G02-03, G/F, Olympian City One, No. 11 Hoi Fai Road, Kowloon (Opening Hours: 08:00 – 22:00 daily)

Shop LG08-13 iSQUARE, 63 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon (Opening Hours: 08:00 – 23:00 daily)

S1&R7, G/F, Gold Coast Piazza, Tuen Mun, N.T. (Opening Hours: 08:00 – 23:00 daily)

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Marks & Spencer

Marks & Spencer imports their products from the UK directly. They sell packaged food, as well as pre-prepared foods such as sandwiches, ready meals and various types of snacks. Many HongKongers will come to M&S for its authentic British products (After all, Hong Kong was a British Colony before 1997).

Store Addresses (Full list here):

Shop B&C, G/F, Kar Yau Building, 38 Queen’s Road East, Admiralty (Opening Hours: Mon-Sat 07:30 – 22:00 Sun 09:00 – 21:00)

130 CityPlaza, Taikooshing, 18 Tai Koo Shing Road, Hong Kong (Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 10:00 – 22:00)

Unit G01 & UG66 Citywalk, 1 Yeung Uk Road, Tsuen Wan (Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 11:00 – 22:00)

Shop G21,G22B & G23, G/F, Site 11, Whampoa Garden, Hung Hom (Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 10:00 – 22:00)

2253B-2256A, Tuen Mun Town Plaza I, 1 Tuen Shun Street, Tuen Mun (Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 11:00 – 22:00 Sat,Sun 10:30 – 22:00)

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Sogo Freshmart

As a Japanese supermarket, it provides fresh and quality-assured ingredients for customers. If you would like to make your own Sukiyaki or Tonkatsu, you can buy all necessary ingredients here, and the most important point is: they are all of excellent quality! Many locals are fond of buying Japanese products as it has been classified as ‘High quality and of reasonable price’.

Store Addresses:

B2/F, SOGO, 555 Hennessy Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong (Opening hours: Mon-Thurs, Sun 10:00-22:00, Fri-Sat 10:00-22:30)

B1/F, SOGO, 20 Nathan Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong (Opening hours: 10:00-22:00 daily)

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YATA Supermarket

YATA is a recently expanded Japanese supermarket in Hong Kong. Again, it is a comprehensive supermarket offering a majority of Japanese products to local customers. It also has different themes for its branches of supermarkets, catering for various groups of target customers. If you want to enjoy the Japanese-styled service and atmosphere in Hong Kong, YATA will be your first choice.

Store Addresses (Full list here):

Hong Kong plaza, 188 Connaught Road West, Sai Wan, Hong Kong (Opening hours: 9:00-21:30 daily)

L3, MOKO, Mong Kok, Hong Kong (Opening hours: 10:00-22:00 daily)

LG, apm, 418 Kwun Tong Road, Kwun Tong, Hong Kong (Opening hours: 10:00-23:00 daily)

L2, East Point City, 8 Chung Wa Road, Hang Hau, Tseung Kwan O (Opening hours: 9:00-22:30 daily)

G/F, V City, Tuen Mun Heung Sze Wui Road, Tuen Mun, Hong Kong (Opening hours: Sun-Thurs 9:00-22:00, Fri-Sat, eve of public holidays : 9:00 – 22:30)

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