Holiday Gift Guide
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Umami Mart Staff Picks!

We love compiling our favorite products in the shop for the holidays, every year. If you've been to Umami Mart in Oakland, you'll recognize our fab crew and know that we're always brimming with suggestions – from sakes and whiskies, to finding the perfect gift. Happy Holidays...

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Gift Sets Galore

We have festive gifts for everyone! JAPANIFY SETFor the Top ChefFor those who love to cook Japanese food at home, or wants to get started. Japanify All Day cookbook zine  Umami Salt No-MSG Dashi Medium Mortar + Pestle Suncraft White Point Paring...

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Our Top 10 of 2018

Our best-sellers of the year make perfect stocking stuffers! +++ #10 Penato KnifeThe brass body encases the carbon steel blade, looking sleek in the office or at home #9 Japanify All Day ZineOur self-published...

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Check Out Our Fun New Kids Corner!

Welcome to the Umami Mart Kids Corner! There are so many hand-made children's toys and nostalgic motifs we come across during our travels in Japan, we couldn't resist making a little spot for them at our store. We've brought in some fun new accessories for children...

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Introducing the Bricks Tabletop Collection

The Bricks Tabletop Collection combines modern design with time-tested durability to create a distinctive tabletop setting. Made with special Shigaraki red clay, blended exclusively for this series, the copper-toned trim provides an earthy accent against bold glazes. These versatile porcelain pieces are hand-glazed, and inspired by ancient Japanese wa textures and nostalgic Americana...

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New Stuff!

We have a slew of new products from Japan – that's kitchenware, sakes, beers, glassware, and more! Here are a few that have been especially popular. ALUMINUM COOL STRAW Enjoy your next iced tea,...

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CONDIMENT ALERT! Crystallized Shoyu

75 grams of liquid soy sauce is condensed into 20 grams of Crystallized Shoyu, making it a potent condiment that can be shaken on grilled meats, pasta, pizza, rice, or toast. This naturally fermented condiments has one-sixth the sodium of its...

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Introducing New Fruit Wood Hashi

These all natural hashi (chopsticks) are made with wood from Persimmon, Mandarin, or Peach trees and finished in beeswax for a silky smooth feel in your hands. Unlike hashi sealed with synthetic lacquer, these won't...

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Zero Everything: Suntory All-Free

ZERO alcohol, ZERO gluten, and ZERO calories?? Could this be true?!?!?! Suntory All-Free is perfect for designated drivers, pregnant women, and those of us who want the taste of beer but don't want the alcohol, gluten, or calories! Non-alcoholic beer has always been...

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NEW! Tofu Spirits Tenugui

Call them creepy, playful, or just plain weird – but you can't deny the drawings on this Tofu Spirits Tenugui Kitchen Towel are quite entertaining. From the bathing tofu man to the one shape-shifting into a tea kettle, each character is...

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No-MSG Dashi

Combine two teaspoons of our No-MSG Dashi pellets with two cups of water for instant dashi! These pellets are made with flying fish and bonito. At last, you can enjoy umami without the MSG in a jiffy!

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Beniotome Sesame Shochu

Beniotome is the pioneer of sesame shochu in Japan! Surprisingly neutral and clean at first (thanks to its make up of 60% wheat, 30% rice, and 10% sesame), but gives way to a rich sweetness of full-on toasted sesame. A smooth, mellow mouthfeel slides into a...