The brick-and-mortar incarnation of food-and-drink blog Umami Mart displays an obsessively curated array of barware and cooking
tools in a Shinto-temple-meets-Scandinavian-cabin space. Among the goods imported from Japan: a fish-shaped bottle opener
($22), cheery Giraffe enamel coffeepots ($75), and Hasami porcelain, Japan’s answer to Heath. In the back of the store you’ll
find U-Mart, an Oakland take on a Japanese convenience store--the East Bay’s own Peko Peko supplies the bento boxes.
Last Reviewed October 2013