Shinjuku ISETAN Food Floor is one of the premier depachika in Tokyo, the food bazaar on the basement floor of a Japanese department store. From sweets to savory, the food options are almost endless.
To get a glimpse of Japanese food in one place, there is probably no better place than depachika. In Tokyo, there are several depachika that are in a league of their own, and they are:
- Nihombashi Mitsukoshi 日本橋三越
- Daimaru Tokyo 大丸東京
- Matsuya Ginza 銀座松屋
- ISETAN Shinjuku Store 新宿伊勢丹
- Ikebukuro Tobu 池袋東武
- Takashimaya Shinjuku 新宿高島屋
Based on our Tokyo foodie friends’ recommendation, we went to ISETAN Food Floor in Shinjuku and checked out what they had to offer. Just to note, our photos below doesn’t come close to showcasing the foods that are available so do visit one when you’re in Tokyo.
The type of food available at ISETAN Food Floor include:
- Fresh produce – beef, pork, fish, vegetables, fruits
- Dried and preserved – vegetables, seafood
- Ready to eat – sushi, Japanese deli, Western Deli
- Tea, wine, sake shops
- Desserts and snacks
Click here for the complete list. Many of the products in the Food Floor are meant for a special meal or for gift giving and comes in elegant box sets.
We spent over an hour just browsing around ISETAN food floor in Shinjuku. It’s an experience to go through one of these giant depachika and quite overwhelming with the amount of selection. Take your time, try a sweet or two and take some souvenirs to share with friends.