Cville Oriental moved into this huge space on 29 North, right next to the Hibachi Grill Supreme Buffet.
Cville Oriental is essentially a full-sized supermarket stocked with Asian produce and specialty items.
For about 15 years, the Charlottesville Oriental Food Market, a little place located on Carlton Road next to the Cville Market, offered an assortment of Asian foods, produce, and specialty items. Then they moved to a bigger space in the Seminole Square Shopping Center, offering even more Asian stuff, including an expanded meat and fish department. Well, about a month ago the now re-named Cville Oriental moved into the old Brown's Auto dealership space at 1195 Seminole Trail, right next to the Hibachi Grill Supreme Buffet, making that stretch of the highway ground zero for all things Asian.
We counted six long aisles of groceries, a seafood and meat deli, a large frozen food section and a large bank of refrigerated items. So, if you're looking for seaweed, tamari sauce, egg roll wrappers, live crabs, pho noodles, five-pound bags of rice, spices, or kitchenware, this new huge Asian marketplace may be the place to go.