Event


August 11, 2014

Upcoming Events: What is Umami? + Muji Summertime Drinks Seminar

by Kayoko


We’re excited to announce upcoming events with collaborators in San Francisco that we greatly admire. 18 Reasons and MUJI!

The first event is coming up this next Monday 8/18 at 18 Reasons in San Francisco.

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July 28, 2014

Upcoming Event: 2nd Annual Umami Mart Matsuri

by Kayoko

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Guess what? It’s our birthday! We’re turning TWO years old (can you believe?!?!?!) and as we promised, we are making our Matsuri festival an annual tradition and throwing yet another big bash to celebrate our summertime birthday (holla to the Leos).

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July 14, 2014

Event Recap: Sake 101 @ 18 Reasons

by yoko

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We’ve been event-crazy here at Umami Mart. We’ve put on one event every week in June and we are not slowing down!

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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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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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February 26, 2014

Event Recap: Japan Beer Fest 2014

by Melissa Gordon

UmamiMart + The Trappist, Japanese Beer Fest 2/14

San Francisco Beer Week 2014 took place February 6th-16th, celebrating the Bay Area craft-beer scene with events, dinners, talks, and good times.

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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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November 13, 2013

Event Recap: Umami in Spice with Oaktown Spice Shop

by Umamimart Guest

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By MellyG

U M A M I: What is it? What does it taste like? Is it Japanese cartoon character?

We get a lot of inquiries about the definition and concepts of umami at our Oakland shop, so we decided to team up with John over at Oaktown Spice Shop to host an event called “Umami in Spice”, to shed light on this elusive layer of flavor.

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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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