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Li Ming's Global Market

4.3

3400 Westgate Dr
Durham, NC 27707
Phone: (919) 401-5212

Google Reviews

Photo of Carroll Bou Carroll Bou
May 2, 2019 5

Best Asian market around. I can always find everything I'm looking for, and I always find something new to try. The staff is friendly, and the old man the runs the bakery is great. Great prices and tons of variety. Awesome produce section, and every kind of meat you can think of.

Photo of Michael Baker Michael Baker
Mar 24, 2019 5

Great variety of produce that you can't find anywhere else. Lots of products that give you atypical options. There's a prepared foods section with good, low cost eats that you can take home or eat there. This is one of the, if not the best Asian market in the area.

Photo of Tony Dillard Tony Dillard
Mar 8, 2019 5

Such a great ethnic grocery that continued to improve. The fish mongers are great. Amazing selection of everything. I'm very glad that they have diminished their focus on 50% American products and gone to strictly Asian with a tiny Middle Eastern/ Carribean section. Check out the unique goods at the bakery. And bubble tea! The Chinese Cafe is about as authentic as it gets shy of China Town in San Francisco or NYC in the USA.

Photo of Kim Sholler Kim Sholler
Jun 16, 2019 5

Best Asian market in the triangle! Excellent selection of fresh fish. Never disappointed!!

Photo of Krystal Watters Krystal Watters
Apr 25, 2019 4

In general if they have it, it's a good deal. It has many Asian foods from produce to live and frozen seafood kept in back to frozen foods to snacks and dry foods. I love getting my rice here in bulk for sweet price. I also try teas here since Teavana stores closed. The main downside is the language barrier. Most items are in Chinese (some Korean and Japanese) and English translation can be interesting and sometimes plain unhelpful. Like one called 'Vegetable Special' or 'Dinner Spice'. Many employees speak limited English but they try. I highly recommend exploring and knowing what you're looking for looks like in case labels are unclear.

Photo of Paige Ellis Paige Ellis
Jul 6, 2019 5

When u want to find unique things this place has it. Kind of smelly from the fresh seafood they offer but neat to look at everything and shop around.

Photo of Rachel Reyes Rachel Reyes
Jul 8, 2019 5

Li Ming's is a treasure! I can't believe how lucky we are to have such a sprawling asian market. When I'm in the mood to make dumplings or try making a new asian dish, this is the spot I drive to. They have such a wide selection of goodies and products that you're sure to find what you need. I was able to find kabocha squash here when I could not find it at any of the other grocery stores around my neighborhood. Score!

Photo of edwin nirdlinger edwin nirdlinger
Aug 10, 2019 5

Shopping at Li Ming's is a great experience. It's like visiting Asia. My wife and I go there for the fresh produce; especially mushrooms. Everything is very fresh and the prices are lower than one would expect. Also, if you're looking for a wide variety of fresh fish and Asian products this is the place to go in the triangle area.

Photo of Mike Gao Mike Gao
Aug 3, 2019 5

Global Market as part of its name truly represents variety of foods it carries. Food course service Chinese dishes comes handy for either eat in or takeout. Nice to have this in Durham.

Photo of Lester Haaz Lester Haaz
Jul 28, 2019 3

The fish is fresh sometimes, the fruits are fresh sometimes. I wish they discounted the perishables overtime like other groceries. You could be paying full price for an almost rotten veggie. The ceiling needs some cleaning too.

Photo of Garrett Clement Garrett Clement
Aug 31, 2019 5

Massive selection of international foods! This place had the largest selection I've ever seen. They also offered to-go plates and a bakery. The bakery had excellent buns, however the curry bun wasn't much to talk about... The red bean and cheese is one I would highly recommend. The aisles were straight and nice and easy to find what you needed.

Photo of Ken Ray Ken Ray
Aug 4, 2019 5

Li Ming's is a great international market with a focus on Asian cuisine. The variety of fresh vegetables on hand is really remarkable. There is a vast selection of Asian candies and soft drinks, including Ramune it's imitators. There are always many live food options, as well as a full-service butcher shop in the back. The selection of sake is decent and authentic. Several times I have been the only non-Asian person in the store, but I have never felt unwelcome. Pro tip: the lychee jellies are in front of the registers.

Photo of Fanie Prieto Fanie Prieto
Oct 12, 2019 3

Great variety of food and items to buy from here. From Japanese, Korean and Chinese items as well as some Latino things too. There are many fruits you can find here that you might not find at your local grocer so that always pretty sweet. They also have a unique bakery, food plates and dinning sets and gifts such as teapots of all types of designs and styles. The only bad thing about the place is the return policy! Most of the people you will talk to there will have a difficult time understanding what you want or they will not care about the refund or exchange you'd nicely ask for. Even if you speak the language they do, the chance of you getting a refund it pretty low. So make sure that the fruit and vegetables or any other thing you will purchase is more than perfect.

Photo of Christine Jonsdotter Christine Jonsdotter
Sep 6, 2019 4

Very cool place for Asian food. Unfortunately if you're not Asian you may not be able to read any packages. They are all in Chinese. Still fascinating to browse through.

Photo of Andy Freeman Andy Freeman
Dec 3, 2019 5

Great place to get a wide variety of mushrooms, produce, rice, sauces, seasonings, etc. Mostly Asian products with a small hispanic- Caribbean section. It can be tricky to select items if you don't know what you are looking for. Minimal English on packaging.

Photo of LE LE
Dec 21, 2019 3

Good Asian grocery store that has a wide variety of general foods, produce, and fish. You have to be careful and check freshness dates, though. Produce freshness is not reliable but the variety is nice. Three fish miners told me that Wednesday and Thursdays are the best days to go to get the freshest fish.

Photo of Ian Triplett Ian Triplett
Jan 20, 2020 5

I really appreciate the options that this grocery has. While this is called a Global Market, note that this market focuses predominantly on Asian products. That said, I'm always finding excellent options at friendly prices. Great fresh vegetable, fruit, and seafood options are available. A huge selection of prepackaged and frozen Asian goods exist as well. I can't help buying a lot more than what I planned and experimenting with what I've bought. I recommend this place highly!

Photo of Rob Klink Rob Klink
Feb 15, 2020 5

I don't mind driving a little bit to get to this Asian market. Always have anything I need. I often go here just to get my regular produce. It's good quality, cheaper than most supermarkets and often bigger (eg bell peppers, carrots)

Photo of Ron Glenn Ron Glenn
Mar 12, 2020 5

A really nice market with a lot to look at. I love all of the food that is hard to find anywhere else in the area, and I love learning about foods from other cultures. The staff is super nice, and it has a lot of stuff to look at. It's a little chilly, so I do recommend wearing a jacket sometimes.

Photo of James Kempski Your Triangle REALTOR 919-308-7597 James Kempski Your Triangle REALTOR 919-308-7597
Mar 16, 2020 4

All what I expected. They have all kinds of food from all over the world. The fish section smelled like a fish market you would find overseas. Now the rice sections, they had all kinds so many different varieties. The ramen section had the same. They did lack on the sake section, you would think they would have more of a variety.

Photo of John Thomas Kong John Thomas Kong
Jan 22, 2020 5

Growing up Chinese and with so many traditions, I was so excited to discover Li Ming’s Global Market. Walking into the store I was overwhelmed with memories of my childhood. All the smells from the seafood to the herbs to the vegetables invoked a deluge of memories of my grandmother in our kitchen preparing traditional foods. Especially this time of year so close to Lunar New Year, I am very thankful for Li Ming’s to be able to provide a little bit of home. If you are Chinese and craving any sort of dish from your childhood, chances are very good you will find the ingredients here to make it. If you don’t feel like cooking there is a cafe that serves traditional Chinese and Vietnamese cuisine. I am not one to purchase groceries or even cook but I walked out of Li Ming’s with a cart full of groceries to make all the dishes my grandmother used to make. Thank you so much for being part of the community. Happy Chinese New Year 🧧🐁 🧨

Photo of James Hamilton James Hamilton
Apr 30, 2019 4

Great hot bar with a wide variety of dishes. Very wide select ion of Oriental foods and items.

Photo of MA eatNtour MA eatNtour
Jun 5, 2020 4

Lots of diversity in grocery items & brands offered. They just don't keep/ any Hand Sanitizing stations like normal grocery stores would. They don't sanitize their grocery carts or baskets between customers. They only require you to wear a mask as you shop. You would have to practice your own safety protocol while shopping. Barely any sanitation protocol between customer checkouts except for the marks of 6ft of distance.

Photo of Oriana So Oriana So
Jun 4, 2020 5

My go-to Asian market with fresh veggies, exotic fruit, everything you need for any Asian dish you're looking to make!

Photo of Omar Patterson Omar Patterson
Aug 10, 2020 5

Amazing Asian grocer, if you are looking for eastern, Asian, or very niche products for cooking then this is the place for you. Found some amazing seasonings, sauces, oils, noodles, and rice products. Though I did not have to much time to try some fo their meats. They do have a well establish meat section with various meat products down to pork sections and various frozen/fresh seafood options. It is very hard to find good quality seafood inland of NC and this place does a fantastic job at it.

Photo of J Jason J Jason
Sep 6, 2020 5

Best asian market in Durham. Highly recommended.

Photo of Steven Daniels Steven Daniels
Sep 19, 2020 5

This place is huge and slightly overwhelming. Great variety of frozen dumplings, fresh noodles and sauces. Fresh produce looks amazing as well.

Photo of Carlos Paredes Carlos Paredes
Oct 16, 2020 4

Most extensive variety of asian items in the area. Be sure to know your stuff or be prepared to peruse the aisles with plenty of time. The staff lady I asked for information gave me the wrong answer and when I went back to her she first ignored me then avoided me.

Photo of Essence Pearson Essence Pearson
Oct 23, 2020 5

It's so cool tons of different products that you don't see in your chain grocery stores definitely check it out.

Photo of Russ Carter Russ Carter
Oct 25, 2020 5

First time visit. Loved it! So much variety! Will visit again.

Photo of John Thomas Kong John Thomas Kong
Jan 22, 2020 5

Growing up Chinese and with so many traditions, I was so excited to discover Li Ming’s Global Market. Walking into the store I was overwhelmed with memories of my childhood. All the smells from the seafood to the herbs to the vegetables invoked a deluge of memories of my grandmother in our kitchen preparing traditional foods. Especially this time of year so close to Lunar New Year, I am very thankful for Li Ming’s to be able to provide a little bit of home. If you are Chinese and craving any sort of dish from your childhood, chances are very good you will find the ingredients here to make it. If you don’t feel like cooking there is a cafe that serves traditional Chinese and Vietnamese cuisine. I am not one to purchase groceries or even cook but I walked out of Li Ming’s with a cart full of groceries to make all the dishes my grandmother used to make. Thank you so much for being part of the community. Happy Chinese New Year 🧧🐁 🧨

Photo of Linda Wallace Linda Wallace
Nov 14, 2020 5

I love this store! We can find everything we need here to do our Hotpot. The bok choy is always fresh as well as their other vegetables. The selection of thinly sliced beef and pork belly is beautiful. The authentic sauces and ingredients are excellent as well. I cannot attest to the shellfish selection since I am allergic. The store is very clean and well stocked. You won't be disappointed.

Photo of Ibidun Omisade Ibidun Omisade
Nov 29, 2020 4

This place is awesome. The store has everything plus the kitchen sink. About a year ago they used to have stations to demo their items on sale. The stations showcased what the products were and how to prepare them. For someone who these products are unfamiliar to, this is a great opportunity to taste & learn. Oh, the best part of this store to me is the seafood market @ the back of the store. The seafood is all before you in ice baths. I bought some Tilapia from this place, it was so fresh that I made my stew first, when that was done i put in the fish in the pot, covered it & took it off the fire. The fish is so fresh that all you need to cook it is steam. This is now the only place i buy my seafood from.

Photo of Sky Thai Sky Thai
Dec 3, 2020 4

A pretty sizable Asian market that has pretty much everything you'll need from common items to more unique finds. There's a food shop inside as well where you can grab a bite to eat or get it to go. There's fresh produce and a seafood market too.

Photo of Sam C Sam C
Dec 16, 2020 5

They renovated or fixed the ceiling! Everything is good here. They have a great seafood and meats section in the back, great selection and prices for produce, hot bar for 3item plates and yummy soups (cash only or pay with card first with grocery cashiers and then being receipt to far right hot bar area), you’ve been warned before your food gets cold😂. We love HMart and Grand Asia but if you’re close to Durham side it more than meets your needs.

Photo of Yan Wang Yan Wang
Jan 1, 2021 5

Li Ming Global Supermarket is an awesome Asian grocery shopping in Durham. They have quality vegetables and tasty fruits. They also offer fresh seafood and pre-cooked delicious dishes. Their tremendous variety of groceries meets our need. They respect customers and very humbly listen to our requests. They open and provide great customer service every day including holidays. We are enjoying shopping weekly at Li Ming Supermarket!

Photo of Louisa Wang Louisa Wang
Dec 29, 2020 5

The store is so big with a wide variety of Chinese /Asian food selections. They have dried mushrooms, seasoned tofu curds, various sauces, frozen and fresh seafood, and treats. Definitely worth the trip!

Photo of Lisa Waltermann Lisa Waltermann
Dec 19, 2020 5

Li Ming's Global Matt is awesome! You need something for an Asian recipe it most likely will be found there. I love the smells in the spice section.

Photo of Kathy Dempsey Kathy Dempsey
Jan 5, 2021 4

It is always great to see so much produce that is not found in the mainstream grocery stores. This is the place for Okinawan sweet potatoes, papaya, kabocha squash and Asian vegetables of many kinds. I just wish that there were organic options.