Casa de Kei


August 16, 2016

Event Recap: 4th Annual Umami Mart Matsuri

by Yoko Kumano

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This past Saturday we celebrated our four-year anniversary in Oakland. And as we have done every year since opening, we threw ourselves a huge birthday party.

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July 25, 2016

Upcoming Event: 4th Annual Umami Mart Matsuri!

by Kayoko Akabori

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It’s that time of year again, Matsuri time! Umami Mart turns 4yo this year and our annual fiesta will be jam-packed and rowdier than ever.

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June 27, 2016

Event Recap: Sakqueso!

by Kayoko Akabori

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Sakqueso!, just as the name suggests, was an event we put on pairing cheese with sake.

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April 21, 2016

Event Recap: Tohoku Springs Back!

by Kayoko Akabori

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I’m happy to report that we had a successful fundraising event for Tohoku last month. This was our first collaboration with UC Berkeley’s Center for Japanese Studies, and we’d all agree that it was awesome.

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February 9, 2016

Upcoming Event: Tohoku Springs Back – Commemorating 5 Years of Positive Change in Tohoku, Japan

by Kayoko Akabori


It’s hard to believe that it has been nearly five years since the devastating tsunami disaster in Tohoku.

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August 20, 2015

Event Recap: 3rd Annual Umami Mart MATSURI

by Yoko Kumano

Umami Mart is all grown up. Although she’s only 3 years old, the lifespan of a business seems to whiz by and feels like it goes by in dog years.

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July 27, 2015

Upcoming Event: 3rd Annual Umami Mart MATSURI

by Kayoko Akabori

Wow guys, THREE YEARS!!! Can you believe we have been open in Old Oakland for three whole years???!?!?!

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April 6, 2015

UMAMI MART BOTTLE SYSTEM OPENING PARTY

by Kayoko Akabori


We can not tell you how fun it has been at Umami Mart since we’ve started selling beers and sake.

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November 24, 2014

Event Recap: 2nd Annual UMAMI MART MATSURI

by Chris Cabrera

Another summer, come and gone. Erm, another fall, come and gone. It’s starting to get chilly here in the Bay Area so I thought I would bring back some summertime warmth and celebration and blog about our 2nd annual Umami Mart Matsuri.

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October 30, 2014

Upcoming Event: Baird Tap Takeover + Takoyaki Party @ The Trappist

by Kayoko Akabori

We are beyond excited to announce yet another collaboration event with our neighbor The Trappist. Baird Beer, a brewery from Numazu, Japan will be visiting for one night only, taking over 10 taps at the Trappist!

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