Modern, minimalist spot that puts a California spin on ramen & izakaya served with whisky & sake.

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HOURS

DINE IN

Monday
Closed
Tuesday
5:30pm - 8:30pm
Wednesday
5:30pm - 8:30pm
Thursday
5:30pm - 8:30pm
Friday
5:30pm to 9:30pm
Saturday
5:30pm to 9:30pm
Sunday
5:30pm to 8:30pm

delivery

Monday
Closed
Tuesday
5:30pm - 8:30pm
Wednesday
5:30pm - 8:30pm
Thursday
5:30pm - 8:30pm
Friday
4:30pm to 9:00pm
Saturday
4:30pm to 9:30pm
Sunday
5:30pm to 8:30pm

OUR STORY

Yingji Huang became fascinated with Japan after traveling to Tokyo at age 15 for a summer vacation that turned into a three-year sushi chef apprenticeship. Eager to bring his newfound skill set to the States, Yingji moved to Los Angeles, where he owned Kippa in Beverly Hills and established Asia De Cuba Restaurant Group’s sushi program. A decade later, Yingji’s aspirations became a reality, as he partnered with friend and former colleague Andy Liu to open sushi bar Kakui in Oakland’s Montclair neighborhood. At his newest restaurant project, Shinmai, Yingji unites with Andy again to bring a lively izakaya experience to Uptown Oakland.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Shinmai Sake Event

November 17, 2022

Come taste some of the best sake in the world. We’re hosting a special event at our store where you can try over 20 different types of sake from all around Japan. You’ll have an opportunity to chat with experts about each type, and learn more about what makes it so special. It will be a great experience for anyone who loves food or drink, or just wants to know more about Japanese culture.

This is your chance to meet people who are passionate about their craft and enjoy sharing that passion with others – we think this is something everyone should experience at least once in their life! If you love good food, good drinks, and meeting new people then don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity. Plus there will be free snacks too! What better way to spend an evening?

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