This store carries Tokuhon, which for your laymen out there, translates to "senior citizen crack". I'm kidding, of course. This medicine is like Ben Gay, without the nasty smell. I thought Tokuhon is mostly outlawed in here the mainland. I only see it available at Longs Drug Stores in Hawaii, so I'm delighted I have a new supplier. Oh, I mean "source". Unfortunately, no tuna poke when I visited. I did find fresh tamarind though, and ankimo monkfish liver - one of the very few places who have this all the time. Good looking kurobota pork and I also bought a good deal of their plate lunches. Bought scrumptious looking thinly sliced, nicely marbled sukiyaki beef for the ever lazy chef like myself. Marinated those last night in a little mirin, shoyu, fresh organic ginger, organic garlic, organic green onions, brown sugar. I'll write again to let you know how it turned out. They sell 99 cent enoki mushrooms, great deal and Kohala Kim Chee, made in Honolulu. Ikura salmon eggs are cheaper than buying at the Russian delis in the Richmond. What more can I ask for? Maybe just slightly better service. Service with a smile would be nice. I only get this from the Spanish guy behind the sushi counter. He's always nice and courteous.
This location is awesome because the store is so large! It's definitely one of the biggest TJ's on the Peninsula. As such, they have pretty much anything you'd want and need. Their selection is simply very good. The only downside is that is shares a parking lot with other businesses, including Macaroni Grill, so sometimes it can be hard to find parking. If you are making a big grocery run and need a lot of stuff, I recommend you patronize this location rather than the Millbrae or San Carlos location.
Ordered sandwiches from the deli during a volleyball tourney nearby...they forgot to put the meat on the sandwich. Luckily we had planned on eating closely so I was able to return it. They apologized and made a new one, but it did make us crunched for time. Sandwiches were good and very friendly staff.
You'd be surprised at the great sales you can find on beer, etc here, and they also serve a lot of food that is inexpensive and good. The staff is so friendly, much more so than in a typical liquor-convienence store.
If you haven't been to TJ's in a long time, it's time to give it another whirl. They have lowered their prices on a lot of good items, so they have healthy options for reasonable prices.
The sandwiches are amazing but make sure you have 15-20 minutes for it be MADE! Even more time if there are people ahead of you.