Umami Mart

About Us

Photo by Abby Wilcox

Umami Mart imports high-quality kitchen and barware from Japan for all your eating + drinking pleasures.

Everything you find in Umami Mart is finely hand-picked and curated by owners Yoko Kumano + Kayoko Akabori. Based in Oakland, CA, Umami Mart draws inspiration from the artful, cosmopolitan bustle of Tokyo and the relaxed, scenic lifestyle of the Bay Area. Function, design and quality of life are all a part of the philosophy of Umami Mart, and is reflected in every product.

Umami Mart sprouted into this world as a food + drink blog in 2007, with contributors from NYC, Tokyo, LA, San Francisco, São Paulo, London and Copenhagen. Over the years, it has grown into a Japanese bar and kitchenware importing business. The Oakland shop, opened in 2012, is a curation of cooking tools from Japan, as well as a hub for events and conversations on food + drink.

Enjoy!