Uoki Fish Market/Uoki Sakai

1656 Post St.

Uoki K. Sakai was the oldest grocery store in San Francisco’s Japantown when it closed at the end of 2011. It was last run by third-generation owner, Robert Sakai, whose grandfather Kitaichi Sakai arrived from Japan in the 1890s as a cook and fish peddler selling wares from a horse and buggy. After the 1906 earthquake, he purchased a building and began selling fresh fish and imported Japanese food items.

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