Upcoming Event

March 26, 2014

Upcoming Event: Umami Mart SF Launch Party

by Kayoko

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The Bay Area has been so good to us. First, we opened our flagship store in Oakland in 2012 — to our surprise, people were into our Japanese kitchen and barware shop!

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January 24, 2014

Upcoming Event: Japan Beer Fest (OAK)

by Kayoko


We are ECSTATIC to announce our first partnership with The Trappist, our wonderful neighbor, and one of the Bay Area’s most revered beer bars.

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December 30, 2013

TONIGHT: New Year Party in Oakland

by Kayoko

2013 whizzed past us didn’t it?!?! As I look back on the year, I recall a rager, a long day of blood/sweat/tears, a triumphant expansion, then, another expansion.

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November 27, 2013

Upcoming Event: Latkes + Lager: 2nd Annual Umami Mart Hannukah Party (SF)

by Kayoko


Last year we hosted a Hannukah party with Erin of The Forest Feast, and her husband Rabbi Jon, in our first year of business in Oakland.

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October 9, 2013

Upcoming Event: Koji Workshop with Sonoko Sakai

by Kayoko

Koji is a rice mold that has been used in Japan to ferment sake and shoyu for hundreds of years. Recently, shio-koji (salt koji) has been discovered as a miracle cooking ingredient that pumps up the umami factor to any ol’ dish. 

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September 10, 2013

Upcoming Event: Umami in Spice with Oaktown Spice Shop

by Kayoko

UPDATE: A SECOND CLASS HAS BEEN ADDED! 
Wednesday 9/25 at 7:30pm. This will be the same class as the one on Monday.

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August 13, 2013

Upcoming Event: Matsuri Festival (It’s Our Birthday!)

by Kayoko

August is our birthday month! It’s been one year since we opened our doors at 815 Broadway in Oakland, and indeed it’s been an enriching, exhilarating year.

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July 31, 2013

Upcoming Event: One Year Anniversary Sake Tasting

by Kayoko


Guess what?? Umami Mart Oakland will celebrate its ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY in August!!! Both Yoko and I are so grateful for all the support we’ve received this past year from our community, the Bay Area, and beyond.

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July 9, 2013

Upcoming Event: Shochu Tasting @ 18 Reasons (SF)

by Kayoko

Shochu tends to be the drink of choice around here on Umami Mart, but we know that it’s still pretty unfamiliar terrain.

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June 27, 2013

Upcoming Event: Sake Tasting @ Bar & Garden (LA)

by Kayoko

We’re going to LA! That’s right, we’ll be spending a few days in sunny Los Angeles, driving down Sunset Boulevard with the top down searching for the Walsh residence in Beverly Hills.

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