November 1, 2016

Bay Eats Japan – November 2016

by Sarah Han

Welcome to Bay Eats Japan, where we’ll alert you to newly and soon-to-be opened Japanese restaurants and bars in the Bay Area. As we’ll be listing new places, a mention is not necessarily a recommendation. Use this as a handy way to keep track of new spots you might want to try in the future.  San Francisco […]

October 26, 2016

Meet SF’s New Michelin-Star Winning Japanese Restaurants

by Sarah Han

This week, The Michelin Guide released its much-anticipated list of awardees of its coveted stars. As of this year, the Bay Area has six three-star (the highest grade) restaurants and a total of 55 starred restaurants across the region. Three new one star-winners are notable to us at Umami Mart because of their Japanese focus, or, in one […]

November 18, 2010

Modern Kaiseki: 10 Chefs/10 Courses

by Moto Yamamoto

The Gohan Society is a non-profit organization bridging together US and Japan through food. Their programs are quite intricate and very educational.  For example, they had a series on “how to use fish” courses, targeted to professional chefs, from filleting the whole fish to fresh eel butchering to ike-jime. The students, from Wilie Dufresne (WD […]