Upcoming Event

June 30, 2014

Upcoming Event: Drink More Whiskey Book Party + Tasting

by Kayoko

For all of ya’ll who have been suggested we hold more, ehem, “alcohol education courses,” this ones for you. And MEN are also welcome to this one!

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June 12, 2014

Upcoming Event: The Forest Feast Cookbook Party

by Kayoko

We are so excited to finally announce a proper soiree for Erin Gleeson’s new cookbook, The Forest Feast! The book was published in April and has been selling like hotcakes at our shops.

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May 30, 2014

Upcoming Event: A Pop-Up Dinner with JICCA from Tokyo (OAK)

by Kayoko

This event is SOLD OUT!

Umami Mart + Ordinaire + Selection Massale welcomes

JICCA from Tokyo!

We are so happy to present a night of spectacular food, wine and FUN (!) with our friend Tori-chan of JICCA (pronounced gi-kkah), visiting Oakland from Japan.

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May 12, 2014

Upcoming Event: The Fragrance of Whisky (For Ladies Only!)

by Kayoko

This women-only event is a collaboration with the Women & Whiskies program and is sponsored by Campari. 


A portion of the proceeds of ticket sales will go towards Dress for Success, a non-profit organization providing women with professional attire to develop their professional careers.

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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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