Sasaya Japanese Market

Sasaya is a small and quaint Japanese market, located in the busy Gateway Plaza, that sells Japanese and Asian groceries, cookware, gifts, snacks, beverages, and sake. All of its offerings -- from sushi bowls to decorative chopsticks, from Japanese magazines and videos to a cooler full of tasty imported treats -- are little treasures, but the real deal is found in the back, where you can order cheap and fresh sushi takeout from a small counter. (You can also eat in the store, but there are only about six stools at a cramped table.) There are also Japanese appetizers such as steamed edamame, miso soup, and seaweed salad. Gets busy during lunch hour and Friday nights.