April 25, 2017

Event Recap: 2nd Annual Sake Dinner at Camino

by Yoko Kumano

I always get nervous before an event because I want it to be the best that it can be. Last week’s 2nd Annual Sake Dinner at Camino restaurant was no exception. I tossed and turned all night, imagining how the whole dinner would progress. As soon as we started setting up Thursday afternoon, my mind […]

April 11, 2017

Here’s the Menu for our 2nd Annual Sake Dinner at Camino!

by Umami Mart Staff

Our Second Annual Sake Dinner at Camino is happening this Thursday and we can finally share the menu with you. Here are the details! Hope you can join us. Buy your tickets on Eventbrite.

March 6, 2017

Event Recap: Japanify Zine Party at The Kebabery

by Kayoko Akabori

Two weeks ago, we were lucky enough to get a sneak peek into The Kebabery, a new eatery opening soon in North Oakland. It’s one the most anticipated Bay Area restaurant openings of the year! Camino owners Allison Hopelain and Russ Moore have partnered with Brian Crookes (manager at Camino), for The Kebabery, offering Russ’ now-famous […]

May 6, 2016

Event Recap: Sake Dinner at Camino

by Kayoko Akabori

A motto around Umami Mart is that, “We only work with our friends.” We cherish our community and Yoko and I love being able to source products for the shop by artisans that we know personally, and throw fun parties with them too. I worked as a bartender at Camino restaurant for several years and owe them […]

March 21, 2016

Upcoming Event: Sake Dinner at Camino!

by Kayoko Akabori

We are super duper excited to announce a collaboration event with Camino restaurant! It’s our very first sake dinner and we are thrilled to co-host this event with such a special restaurant. Camino is a magical place in Oakland where I bartended for three years before Yoko and I found a home for Umami Mart. Chef Russell Moore opened Camino with […]

March 17, 2010

Camino Restaurant (OAK)

by Yoko Kumano

Two long tables that seat about 40 guests Harry Potter-style, line the walls of Camino in Oakland. These dramatic slabs of wood sum up the restaurant itself – friendly and warm. Adding to the drama are two stone grills at the back of the restaurant in full view of the guests and four huge chandaliers […]