Konbiniya Japan Centre

Food in Downtown & West End

Situated at a point on Robson St where the generic chain stores dry up and the Asian businesses begin, this is the kind of colorful, chaotic, even tacky store frequently seen in Tokyo's bustling suburbs. It's the best place in town for Pocky chocolate sticks, wasabi-flavored Kit Kats and Melty Kiss candies, hence the homesick language students shuffling nostalgically around the aisles.

If your accommodations are self-catering, this is a good place to pick up cheap instant noodles and Glico curry mixes – you can also buy some large bags of savory corn snacks for the road.