Umami Map

January 25, 2017

Umami Map: Japanese Markets in the Bay Area

by Sarah

At our shop at 815 Broadway in Oakland, Umami Mart has a conbini (convenience store) section, stocked with Japanese snacks, condiments, spices, and sweets.

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February 1, 2016

Umami Map: Top 3 Ramen Spots in the Bay Area

by Kayoko

Ramen is a touchy subject in the Bay Area. Scratch that, it is a touchy subject ANYWHERE.

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October 26, 2015

Umami Map: Izakaya Gaku in Honolulu and Other Island Gems

by Kayoko

Yoko, our friend Seri and I visited Honolulu last month and we had such a memorable trip!

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September 28, 2015

Umami Map: Where to Get a Cocktail in Seattle

by Kayoko

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Seattle is for grown-ups. I really enjoyed the city when we were there over the summer — it has a sense of sophistication and plentifulness that I can enjoy in my thirties. 

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May 28, 2015

Umami Map: 24 Hours in Osaka

by Kayoko

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Growing up, I would visit Japan about once every two years or so. It would always be to see our extended family, who all lived in the Tokyo area.

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August 4, 2014

Umami Mart Map: Kauai aka Paradise

by Kayoko

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Ah, Kauai. We went over New Year’s, to unwind after an exhaustive holiday season. Yoko and I felt we deserved a nice vacation, and we brought along our sig others, my brother Keisuke, and Jay and Rie of Atelier Dion.

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June 23, 2014

Umami Mart Map: The Chronicles of Nagoya

by yoko

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Instead of reaching there via a Wardrobe route, Nagoya is about a two-hour bullet train ride from Tokyo.

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May 9, 2014

Umami Map: Ode to Sacramento (And Mom)

by Umamimart Guest

By M.C. ABBOTT

On a game trip to Sacramento in 2001, Lakers coach Phil Jackson called Sacramento a cow town.

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March 24, 2014

Umami Map: Oakland Chinatown

by Kayoko

One of the joys of working in Old Oakland is Chinatown. We’re only steps away to a wonderland of dirt-cheap eats and one-stop grocery shopping.

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November 18, 2013

Umami Map: Where to Buy Shochu in the Bay Area

by Kayoko

UPDATED 11/19/13, 8:47pm

We get a lot of phone calls about where to buy shochu in the Bay Area.

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