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***** PK Oriental Mart is rated 4.7 out of 5 stars, based on 29 reviews!

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    This review is an update from my last reviewI'm happy to say that I still come here to purchase vegetables. You guys have a great price and love bitter melon. Best Asian market in Miami my opinion. The employees are welcoming and very helpful, and I will continue to shop here. I love how the market has a huge selection of types of teas and imports this is an excellent way to stock up on tea.

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    Nice friendly service. Lots of Asian products to choose from.

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    i want to know your email

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    Great selection!!

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    Hallelujah! I am obsessed with making Thai food and was so sad when I moved to Miami and couldn't find a good oriental market. And $7 for rice noodles at whole foods is ridiculous. I actually had my in laws drive me out over $100 worth of noodles and fish sauce last year. But I ran out many months ago.

    Now I will never run out again. All types of rice noodles, sticks and vermicelli, all for under $2. Every sauce and oil you can think of, tons of curries. Not a lot of frozen selection, and even less of fresh, but it's better then nothing.

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    I'm happy to have found this market. Best Asian place in Miami. Employees are very helpful and so our the customers. I will definitely be coming back. I Love the bitter melons and duck :) also you can get other Asian specialty in store.

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    It might be unfair because I'm comparing it to the markets I have back home in Cali...so maybe for Miami this is 5 stars. They have about every Asian spice you can think of. They also have a prepared food section (BBQ duck yummmmm) they offer also my fav gummies! If you're looking for Asian specialties look no further...might be the best you get in the area.

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    Very helpful staff.  Not a wide variety of produce but what they have is fresh.  I got some lovely japanese eggplant.  Good prices.  Nice selection of dried and canned goods... rice, noodles, sauces, etc.

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    Being that I found this place via Google, I figured to review it here for those like myself. This location has a pretty good selection of asian ingredients that you will not find at any of the local groceries, but be sure to check the exp date on the fresh produce (I once foolishly bought well-expired lemon grass, yuck). Do yourself a favor and try the pig and/or duck in the meat dept on the left. Most, not all, of the staff may seem shy at first if you are not of asian decent, but they are not at all rude. After a few visits, you'll be better at finding what you need in the store and the staff will warm up to you a bit. I visit weekly or semi weekly now for 95% of my asian ingredients.

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    Love to shop at this place. Small, clean, and neat. It almost has everything I need for cooking Chinese food.

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    Nice people, great help with finding what I need, and the best part they have my favorite mochi icecream

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    For a Chinese market in so fla this is pretty good for the area for now. Will be back but hope someone someday will challenge them!

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    Being that I found this place via Google, I figured to review it here for those like myself. This location has a pretty good selection of asian ingredients that you will not find at any of the local groceries, but be sure to check the exp date on the fresh produce (I once foolishly bought well-expired lemon grass, yuck). Do yourself a favor and try the pig and/or duck in the meat dept on the left. Most, not all, of the staff may seem shy at first if you are not of asian decent, but they are not at all rude. After a few visits, you'll be better at finding what you need in the store and the staff will warm up to you a bit. I visit weekly or semi weekly now for 95% of my asian ingredients. • • • Being that I found this place via Google, I figured to review it here for those like myself. This location has a pretty good selection of asian ingredients that you will not find at any of the local groceries, but be sure to check the exp date on the fresh produce (I once foolishly bought well-expired lemon grass, yuck). Do yourself a favor and try the pig and/or duck in the meat dept on the left. Most, not all, of the staff may seem shy at first if you are not of asian decent, but they are not at all rude. After a few visits, you'll be better at finding what you need in the store and the staff will warm up to you a bit. I visit weekly or semi weekly now for 95% of my asian ingredients. • • •

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    two words roast duck.

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    Are you in the mood for cooking Asian cuisines then take your recipes and come shop at this place. This place is like shopping in an Asian country. The service-is friendly and helpful. The store-organized and always stocked. The Prices-good. The parking-usually packed but there's parking around …

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    Are you in the mood for cooking Asian cuisines then take your recipes and come shop at this place. This place is like shopping in an Asian country. The service-is friendly and helpful. The store-organized and always stocked. The Prices-good. The parking-usually packed but there's parking around the side.

    **Note: If you are looking to impress your date with your Asian cooking skills then this is the place to shop.

    Check out their soy milk and Japanese sodas in the drink aisle...they are so good!

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    It's an Asian-only market (food products). They have meat, fresh fish and veges. I've seen several markets and in Miami, this is the go-to place, in my opinion. Note, it's a market and not a supermarket, which is why I gave it 4 stars. They work well with what they have. I've gone there and easily dropped $40 on junk food (Pocky, cookies, soft drinks). They even have ice cream in the back somewhere.
    They cater to a general Asian audience and not just Japanese, Korean, or Filipino. So, it's a good thing, in my opinion because you can find a little of everything here.
    Prices, as I mentioned above, can run a tad on the higher side, but I guess to meet the locale's rent (a few blocks from the Golden Glades Interchange) and the specific nature of their market, it's got to charge a tad more.
    Enjoy! =)

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    Upgrading to a 4 star cuz I just had their roast duck for the first time! I'm salivating just thinking about it, that thing was delicious! Tasty and crispy from the head down to the butt, and yes I did eat the duck head but I skipped the butt. AND get this, they hardly have this in other well populated Asian cities, but they have fresh cheung fun! White flat rice noodles that are steamed fresh. Most places sell them hard and dried but ironically in a place with so little Chinese people, this supermarket does it fresh. Every time my dad comes to visit, he stocks up on it. So granted I was a little cocky when I first reviewed in 2009 having come from LA, now I'm very happy with PK. I got once a week and stock up on my Chinese food.

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    One of the VERY VERY few Asian Markets in Miami. I come here for all my Asian cooking needs. The place is not a SUPERmarket by any means, but it's as good as it gets around these parts. It's a fairly small space, but they pack it to the max with pretty much everything you need. However, because space is limited, brand selection is minimal. I came here for dumpling wrappers and although they had them, they only had one brand - twin dragon, which I'm not a huge fan of. They have a fairly decent selection of produce, such as napa cabbage, ginger, bean sprouts, etc. The place can definitely use some renovation, but they seem to do what they can. They also sell pots, pans, bowls, etc.
    I would recommend bringing some reusable bags with you to store our groceries. They don't seem to carry plastic or paper bags here. Instead, they put your goods in a cardboard box. So, if you don't want to accrue a pile of cardboard like me, bring some of those bags and do the environment and yourself a favor.

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    One of the best Chinese supermarkets in Miami, you may find most of the things you need. and it has less expired things than others. i mentioned to an employee that one of the thing was expired, the reply was... just don't buy it! you better make sure to check the expiration date or you'll end up throwing food and wasting money. even for mochi ice cream!

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    Today is my mom's birthday, so I went out yesterday to gather up all of the ingredients to make her one of her favorites, Pad Thai. It's my first time making it tonight, so wish me luck.
    This market has everything you would need. I walked out with a bottle of pad thai sauce, peanut sauce, a big package of bok choy, big package of rice noodles, a package of white chives, and a can of chrysanthemum tea- all of $15. It was such a good deal.
    The place has some pretty interesting things like dried sardines and unidentifiable gelatinous matter in jars, and it smells a little fishy, but if you want to make authentic Asian food, this is where you go to stock up.

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    I've been going here for the last couple of years. Its still the only one we go to for our grocery. As much as I like the selection there, the prices are a bit high. I bought a bottle of LKK Premium Oyster Sauce for nearly $6!!! I had no choice since I use it to make a lot of my dishes. Save money on checking in luggage only to pay more for groceries.

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    PK Oriental Market in North Miami is one of several grocery stores that carry East Asian (mostly Chinese) and Southeast Asian food. Lots of bottled sauces, dried spice packets, noodles, teas, canned fruits & veggies (I love my canned longans, since I can't get the fresh stuff in FL), plenty of Asian chips and other snacks, and a variety of frozen dumplings and dim sum fare, as well as frozen and fresh seafood.
    The Korean pickings are pretty slim (I think I saw just three types of bottled Korean bbq marinade sauces, for instance); if you need lots of Korean ingredients, you really should drive up to the shops in Broward County.
    I'm not sure that PK Oriental Market has the broadest selection of items along the E 163rd St/167th st strip. However, I think many shoppers enjoy visiting the shop because it's a lot brighter than the competition, with shelves that don't tower over you, and the items on the shelves aren't packed so tightly together as at other places, causing less of a sense of claustrophobia.
    There's even a scanner and computerized register, making for a more streamlined checkout process than at some other shops.
    I wouldn't consider the fresh vegetables section their strong suit. (I saw some fluffy white mold growing on some of ginger in individual styrofoam trays covered with plastic wrap, and you can probably find fresher and comparably-priced or even less expensive scallions at your local supermarket). However, if you're looking for fresh burdock, bitter melon, Japanese eggplant, you've come to the right place.
    The shop is clean and parking in the lot out front reasonably convenient, for the area.
    Worth a visit.

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    This was my first real visit to an Asian Market and will NOT be my last.
    I came here with Gaie C and Ramon C
    I stepped inside and instantly liked the Chinese music which sounded poppy and familiar. (btw I confirmed with an employee the music was Chinese)
    We first headed to the meats section as Gaie needed to pick some stuff up. It was oddly familiar, I quickly drifted off from the group ( a habit I acquired early on during grocery trips with the Moms) I wondered around looking for some candy and chocolate. Thanks to having some family in Japan I am a lover of Japanese candy. I found some strawberry jelly disks, marshmallow chocolate rounds, and strawberry wafer sticks. This was such a major triumph to find a sweets aisle such as this one. Next time it's all about the Japanese chocolate.
    This store had a huge variety of Asian herbs, spices, sauces, teas, etc.

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    It's an Asian-only market (food products). They have meat, fresh fish and veges. I've seen several markets and in Miami, this is the go-to place, in my opinion. Note, it's a market and not a supermarket, which is why I gave it 4 stars. They work well with what they have. I've gone there and easily dropped $40 on …

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    After comparing all the markets on this street and Lucky's down south, I've decided that PK is the best for this area (not better than Ft. Lauderdale).  This is based on the fact that they have two live fish tanks, and some roast duck, the most variety of cooking wine and sweet vinegar sauces, fresh egg noodle, some veges.  Unfortunately no fresh wonton wrappers anywhere (all frozen).

    To usurp the best asian market spot, however, is A Dong and Oriental Mart

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    I went to PK Oriental Market for the first time since the Chinese market down the street closed. They had a great selection of Asian food including different hard to find brands  of rice.

    It's located off 3rd Avenue in the same strip mall as Burger King. There is plenty of parking.

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    Even though it's a drive for me but I prefer to come to this one over others that are closer to my house for many reasons and I been coming here for many years.

    One of the main reason I come here is for their live fish tanks and their selections mostly target Chinese/south east asia and not spread out crazy like Lucky.   They have a wide variety of fresh Chinese vegetables here as well.  Their variety of Chinese/asian herbs, spices,etc are good and my mom could find most of her selections of things here.

    They have roast duck, whole chicken dipped in soy sauce, Chinese style Roast/BBQ Pork (Lechon in spanish).

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    This place is a 5 star asian market in Miami, it has most of what you need and reasonably fresh. The rest of the world and most of America have deemed that Oriental was an offensive term approximately 20 years ago and replaced it with Asian, but here in Miami it seems everywhere continues to use Oriental, fine with me, but shows how out of date Florida is. In California, this market would be a 2/3 star place, but a solid 5 stars in Miami, without a doubt.

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