Tensuke Market's grocery department is the largest department in our store, including fresh seafood, meat, vegetables, boxed lunches rice & seasoning, frozen foods, snacks, cookware, and cosmetics.

 You can find just about everything you need in our grocery department. The seafood at Tensuke is top quality, as our customers will tell you. Tensuke's boxed lunches and sides are a great convenience for those who want a quick, healthy alternative to fast food.

People in the community are surprised when they realize they can get a nutritious lunch like sushi for not much more than they would spend at a fast food restaurant!

We have a big variety of attractively packaged, good quality Japanese snacks in our grocery department. You'll also enjoy treating yourself to our fine Japanese cosmetics.

Come in and see the useful items available in the cookware section at Tensuke Market.









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When it comes to shopping for the freshest fish in Ohio, the natural choice is Tensuke Market!

Japan, almost entirely surrounded by water, has historically depended upon the sea for its sustenance. The Japanese have a keen eye for recognizing the freshness of fish. At Tensuke, our trained professionals’ priority is to see that the fish that goes to your table is safe and fresh. If it’s not fresh, you won’t find it in our showcase.

SASHIMI (very fresh, raw seafood) – So fresh, you won’t believe Ohio is so far from the sea!

These delicacies are available at Tensuke at any time:

Fresh tuna (maguro), hamachi, salmon, flounder, sea urchin, squid, octopus, marinated mackerel (shimesaba), sweet shrimp and more. Until 8:00 pm daily, we offer cutting service. Please feel free to place your order with our cashiers. Just let them know how you plan to use the fish (for sashimi, sushi, handrolls, etc.) and give them your name. Try a ready-to-eat sashimi plate or a seafood salad, conveniently prepared for an individual meal.

Look for sashimi in our showcases.

Packed Sashimi


The Fish at Tensuke....Cut Fresh on the Premises!

 • Salmon

   The salmon arrives whole at our store. Our own chefs then cut some parts for sashimi quality, and some parts for

   salmon fillet. It is carefully prepared, nicely packed and placed in the showcase. This way, with minimal

   processing, you can taste the original freshness of the salmon. Fresh salmon fillet is a customer favorite. We also

   have lightly salted, frozen salmon for our customers who come from a long distance. Even the head of the

   salmon, which contains high amounts of collagen, is sold. No part is wasted.

• Sanma or Mackerel (good for grilling)

• Karei (nice when sauteed)

• Sea Bass (Nabe Style ... cook it in a pot)

• House-Seasoned Fish (convenient and ready to cook)

• and More Fresh Fish Choices

• Frozen Fish - Great to keep on hand to use any time

   Dried fish (himono), seasoned fish, fish cakes, frozen sashimi (tuna, hamachi, salmon, octopus, squid), barbecued

   eel, salmon eggs (ikura), cod eggs (tarako), crab meat, anchovies and more frozen fish choices

   You are welcome to ask our staff about ways to prepare fish.

Shabu Shabu

(Gourmet Stewing Beef)

Amish Chicken

Fresh, delicious, packaged for your convenience

How about preparing SUKIYAKI in your own home tonight? You will also enjoy a meal using the acclaimed gourmet beef "SHABU SHABU".

Authentic Japanese cooking requires the finest quality, thinly-cut beef. Tensuke's meat department offers just the right kind of beef for such meals. If you need a large amount of beef, such as for a SUKIYAKI party, just give us a call.

Top Quality Natural Meats • We carry healthy, natural beef from cows raised without hormones or antibiotics • Our juicy, natural Amish chicken is a best seller because it's so tender and tasty • Another specialty is our top of the line Kurobuta pork (prized black hog) • Bulgogi, beef strips in a delicious Korean marinade, is a popular choice

Fruits and Vegetables

Asian Fruits

Japanese Pumpkin

Japanese Vegetables

Japanese Vegetables... the Freshest!

 Tensuke Market has a great variety of fresh Japanese fruits and vegetables.

 Our selection includes:

• Daikon (Japanese Radish)

• Kabu

• Nappa

• Tokyo Negi (Japanese Onion)

• Gobo (Burdock Root)

• Nagaimo

• Satoimo (Taro)

• Satsumaimo (Japanese Sweet Potato)

• Kabocha (Japanese Pumpkin)

• Kyuri (Japanese Cucumber)

• Nasu (Japanese Egg Plant)

• Shitake Mushrooms

• Shimeji Mushrooms

• Enoki Mushrooms

• Asian Fruits and more !

Fresh Vegetables

Good Vegetables for Healthy Living

At Tensuke, we package our vegetables in convenient, easy-to-use sizes. We make every effort to carefully maintain the freshness of the vegetables.

Please try our fresh and delicious vegetables today!!

Marvelous Health Foods! Tofu and Konnyaku

Tofu, increasingly popular in America, is made from soybeans and rich in high-quality protein.

It is a good source of B-vitamins and iron.

There are three main types of tofu - FIRM, SOFT, and SILKEN.

• FIRM tofu is dense and solid and holds up well in stir fry dishes, soups, or on the grill... anywhere that you want the tofu to maintain its shape. Firm tofu also is higher in protein, fat and calcium than other forms of tofu.

• SOFT tofu is a good choice for recipes that call for blended tofu, or in Oriental soups.

• SILKEN tofu is made by a slightly different process that results in a creamy, custard-like product. Silken tofu works well in pureed or blended dishes. In Japan, silken tofu is enjoyed "as is," with a touch of soy sauce and topped with chopped scallions.

KONNYAKU is a traditional Japanese jelly-like health food made from a kind of potato called "Konnyaku potato". It is non-fat, rich in dietary fiber, and low in calories. It is an ideal food for weight control since Konnyaku expands in the digestive system and gives the feeling that the stomach is full. At the same time, Konnyaku cleans toxins in the intestines.

You’ll enjoy trying this healthy addition to your diet.

Dozens of Delicious Choices

Tensuke Market has a great variety of fresh Japanese fruits and vegetables. Our selection includes:

BENTO (Japanese Lunch Boxes) ........ What a treat!

You can choose from over 50 kinds of "bento" and side dishes daily! A typical bento may include salmon or teriyaki chicken with rice and some delicious sides. Sound good? It’s always guaranteed to be fresh. Onigiri (rice balls), tempura (deep fried battered vegetables or seafood), and more are also ready for you in our showcase.

All of Tensuke’s boxed lunches are home made on the premises. We are always ready to receive special orders for your business luncheon, gathering of friends, picnic, party or other meeting. Please feel free to contact us at 614-451-6002 (Tensuke Market) or 451-5411 (Akaihana Restaurant).

You are invited to sit and enjoy your sushi or bento at Tensuke Express or take it to go.

Restaurant Lunch Boxes

Onigiri  (Rice Balls)

Lunch Box Case

Sushi Lunch Boxes

Medium Grain Rice

Premium Short Grain Rice

Rice, Wonderful Rice!

Naturally, you will always find an excellent variety of Japanese rice at Tensuke Market.

Our selection includes:

• Sushi rice

• Brown rice

• Sweet rice

• Haigamai

(this rice has a soft texture like white rice yet keeps the nutrients of brown rice)

Healthy, Delicious

Japanese Miso

Soy Sauce & Soup Bases

Make Your Own Sushi!

How about making your own sushi tonight? Tensuke Market has everything you need to make sushi at home. We have the rice, Japanese vinegar, bamboo rolling mats and sushi kits. Japanese cookbooks are available at

J Avenue, right next door. Our staff will be happy to advise you on your sushi making!

Miso and Seasonings

Miso is a traditional Japanese food produced by fermenting rice, barley and/or soybeans, with salt and the fungus kōjikin. Miso is high in protein and rich in vitamins and minerals. The most typical miso is made with soy. The result is a thick paste used for sauces and spreads, pickling vegetables or meats. Miso paste is mixed with dashi soup stock to serve as miso soup called Misoshiru, a Japanese culinary staple. Most Japanese people eat miso soup daily.

Tensuke Market has shelves full of all kinds of popular Japanese seasonings, sauces, and condiments for use on rice, meat, fish, vegetables, salads and other foods.


Tensuke has a variety of soy sauce and soup bases to choose from. Vinegar and ponzu sauce are also often found in the Japanese pantry. Ponzu is a tart citrus-based sauce commonly used in Japanese cuisine as a dressing for certain meats and fish.

Fish Cakes and Dried Fish (Himono)

Tensuke carries a large variety of fish cakes. We suggest you try making Japanese Oden Pot using fish cakes. (Oden is a Japanese winter dish consisting of several ingredients such as eggs, daikon radish, konnyaku, and fish cakes stewed in a light, soy-flavored dashi broth).

Himono is translated as “dried fish”. Fish are cut open, butterfly style, marinated in a saline solution and then left out to dry. This is a natural way to preserve the fish for a long time. The fish can then be frozen. You can buy the himono in our frozen section at Tensuke. To prepare this dried fish for a meal, boil it or bake it in the oven.

Ask our staff about our products and meal preparation any time.

Natto Bowl

Fish Cakes (Oden)


Shumai (Filled Dumplings)


Croquettes, Gyoza and Shumai

Our frozen food section makes it easy for you to just heat and eat some favorite Japanese foods. Japanese croquettes are a patty-shaped fried food consisting mainly of potatoes, vegetables, and sometimes a little meat. Gyoza is a fish-filled or meat-filled dumpling, pinched closed at the top. Gyoza can be fried or steamed. Shumai is another type of little dumpling filled with meat or fish, open at the top. We have delicious dipping sauces available for croquettes, gyoza and shumai.

Gyoza (Filled Dumplings)

Udon & Soba Noodles Croquettes

Ramen Noodles

Japanese Noodles

Udon is a type of thick wheat-flour noodle popular in Japanese cuisine. Udon is usually served hot as noodle soup in a mildly flavored broth made of dashi, soy sauce, and mirin. It is often topped with thinly chopped scallions or other toppings such as tempura or shrimp.

At Tensuke Market, you can choose from many kinds of udon, ramen, and soba (thin, buckwheat) noodles. These products were frozen in Japan, using a special method to keep the original taste. You’ll notice the superior flavor of these Japanese noodles.

Extra Good for You: Natto and Edamame

Statistics show that the Japanese have a high life expectancy and a very low rate of obesity.

It is believed that diet plays an important role in this.

Do you know that eating Natto every morning is said to be one of the reasons Japanese people tend to live longer? Nattō is a traditional Japanese food made from fermented soybeans. It is a rich source of protein. For some, natto can be an acquired taste due to its powerful smell, strong flavor, and sticky consistency. A nice Japanese breakfast might consist of natto, miso soup, rice, fish or egg, and seaweed. Natto can also be eaten as a highly nutritious snack.

Edamame is a preparation of baby soybeans in the pod, commonly found in Japan. The pods are boiled in salty water. The boiled soybean pods are usually served after cooling, but can also be served hot. The beans are consumed by using one's fingers and teeth to squeeze them out of the pod. The pod itself is then discarded. Edamame contains protein and omega-3 fatty acids. It's a delicious, healthy food for everyone.

Snacks Galore!

Tensuke Market has an interesting selection of Japanese snacks. You’ll find yummy treats in attractive packages for all ages here. Rice crackers, brown rice crackers, seaweed senbei (crunchy soy-dipped crackers), okaki (rice crackers), Japanese ice cream and cookies are some of our best sellers.


Dipped Cookie Sticks

Rice Crackers


Mochi (Sticky Rice Cakes), Rolled Cakes and Drinks

Daifuku mochi, or Daifuku (literally "great luck"), is a Japanese confection consisting of a small round mochi (glutinous rice cake) stuffed with sweet filling, most commonly anko (sweetened red bean paste made from azuki beans). Daifuku comes in many varieties. The most common is white, pale green or pale pink colored mochi filled with anko. Some versions contain whole pieces of fruit, mixtures of fruit and anko or crushed melon paste. Nearly all daifuku are covered in a fine layer of corn or taro starch to keep them from sticking to each other, or to the fingers. Some are covered with confectioner's sugar or cocoa. Mochi can be enjoyed any time as a sweet, and is traditionally prepared for ceremonies and gifts, especially for the New Year.

Ice Cream....Japanese Style

Try the ice cream flavors unique to Japan and they will surprise you! Mochi, azuki bean and green tea are the flavors Japanese children grow up with. In America, they are considered to be gourmet flavors. You can also buy boxes of individual ice cream bars.

Mochi Ice Cream

Japanese Ice Cream


Japanese green tea is excellent for your health. Green tea contains many beneficial ingredients to promote good health such as catechins (antioxidant), vitamins and minerals. These nutrients are known for “anti-aging” and for the prevention of certain types of cancer.

Here at Tensuke, we offer a wide selection of tea bags and loose leaf teas such as:

- SEN-CHA (green tea)

- FUKAMUSHI SEN-CHA (deep steamed green tea)

- GENMAI-CHA (green tea with roasted brown rice)

- MATCHA BLEND GENMAI-CHA (uses powdered green tea with genmai-cha)

- BAN-CHA (traditional daily-use green tea)

- HOJI-CHA (roasted green tea)

Yamamotoyama Bland Teas

Itoen Bland Teas

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