August 3, 2016

We’re Celebrating Our Birthday with a Huge Anniversary Sale!

by Umami Mart Staff

We turn 4 years old today! Back on August 3, 2012, Umami Mart opened its doors as a retail store on Broadway in Old Oakland, where we’re still located today. Per usual, we’ll be throwing ourselves a big birthday party next weekend, but we’re also celebrating our fourth year with a huge anniversary sale – […]

July 16, 2015

Packaging Whore: Kewpie Egg Royal Mayonnaise

by Moto Yamamoto

Mayonnaise in America = Hellman’s = Gross. This is what many people say or think, but mayo in Japan is very different. As many of you know, Kewpie mayo is the good stuff.  If you haven’t had them, go to Umami Mart in Oakland and buy one. Or you can make it yourself. A lot of […]

August 22, 2013

One Year of Umami Mart Oakland

by Kayoko Akabori

Our first year as Umami Mart in 3D has zipped by. We opened our doors at 815 Broadway on August 3, 2012, and what a year it’s been! It seems like only yesterday that Yoko and I were having one of our weekly meetings at the original Hopkins Buffet, wondering how we could find a […]

July 31, 2013

Upcoming Event: One Year Anniversary Sake Tasting

by Kayoko Akabori

Guess what?? Umami Mart Oakland will celebrate its ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY in August!!! Both Yoko and I are so grateful for all the support we’ve received this past year from our community, the Bay Area, and beyond. It’s one thing to start a business, but another to actually be able to sustain it. THANK YOU […]