In July 2008, 1004 Mart founder Dong Chul Shin and Juno Kim decided to open a small grocery shop in Al Barsha dedicated to Korean food. Since then, 1004 mart has organically evolved to become the focal point of not just Korean but East Asian products, also imported from Japan, Thailand, Taiwan, and China.
Through our selection of products, our vision is to introduce the food and positive cultures from the Far East to the community in the UAE and the Middle East.
We believe that our future depends on the source. We are always in search of new products and work closely with our partners to bring you the best choice from East Asia. In pursuit of fresh ingredients, we import fruits and vegetables by air twice a week so that you can enjoy the same produce the local would be eating in Japan and Korea during that season.
In addition to food, we have branched out to bring high-quality non-food products such as Japanese knives, crockery, wet tissues, and baby products.