San Francisco Bay Area


July 30, 2015

Shanghai Restaurant in Oakland

by Kayoko Akabori

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Shanghai restaurant is our go-to in Oakland Chinatown for meetings and hang-outs over lunch or dinner.

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February 16, 2015

Umami Mart Bottle Shop!

by Kayoko Akabori

When people ask Yoko or myself if it was “always in the plan” to turn Umami Mart into a brick and mortar shop, the answer is always “no.” We do get this question quite often.

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August 11, 2014

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

by Kayoko Akabori


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

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March 24, 2014

Umami Map: Oakland Chinatown

by Kayoko Akabori

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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March 5, 2014

Event Recap: Ramen Shop in Brooklyn!

by UM Guest

By Anna de Castro

Just when I thought February in NY could not get any dreamier (and by dreamy, I mean cold, slushy, and awaiting 6-8 more inches of snow), word came that a Bay Area favorite was making its way east, to shed a bit of light on our blustery season.

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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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February 10, 2014

Ordinaire, My Neighborhood Wine Shop (Oakland)

by Kayoko Akabori

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I’ve lived in the Grand Lake district of Oakland for four years now, and we’ve never had a proper wine shop.

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November 18, 2013

Umami Map: Where to Buy Shochu in the Bay Area

by Kayoko Akabori

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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November 13, 2013

Event Recap: Umami in Spice with Oaktown Spice Shop

by Melissa Gordon

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

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November 4, 2013

Umami Mart Pop-Up Now Open (San Francisco)

by Kayoko Akabori

San Francisco, we have arrived! Umami Mart opened inside The Perish Trust last Friday November 1 and we’ll be here through the holidays.

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