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Authentic japanese comfort food

Rice Balls × Kara-age

 

Our new home in Monterey Park is finally here!  

After two years of food events and catering, we found a perfect location in San Gabriel Valley to set up our first Onigiri (Rice Ball) shop. Our exterior is a small homage to all those awesome onigiri shops we researched and explored in Japan using the JR train system. Maybe our shop will bring back an Onigiri memory for you? ;-)

Phone

(626) 782-7754

Hours

Tues-Sat
Lunch 11am–2pm
Dinner 4pm–8pm
Sun Mon Closed

Location

1975 Portrero Grand Drive, Ste. A
Monterey Park, CA 91755

 

Nisei

As nisei, or second generation Japanese Americans growing up in Los Angeles, Onigiri (aka Omusubi or Rice Balls) have always been a part of our diet. Considered comfort food much like an Amercian hamburger or Mexican taco, these yummy Onigiri were often made with the fillings we loved most-- salted salmon (sha-ke), pickled Japanese plum (umeboshi), and marinated kelp (tsukudani), just to name a few. Onigiri was often served with other Japanese side dishes such as miso soup, Japanese fried chicken (karaage), or pickled vegetables (tsukemono) and it became the perfect meal to satisfy our hunger.


Jichan

The "Jichan" figure (slang for Grandfather) has always been a respected and an influential person in our lives.  He would often make us Onigiri for breakfast or lunch, as a snack after school, or even before our sporting activities.  Thus, the name of our business is a way we can always embrace the memories we have with Jichan...perhaps you will too!


Authentic

We take pride with our high quality ingredients and personable service. Our goal is to provide you with made-to-order, authentic Japanese onigiri and other Japanese comfort food with a modern twist! 


Founders

 
Where it all started! (626 Night Market 2017)

Where it all started! (626 Night Market 2017)

 

Founders: Joe, Akira, Ray


MONTEREY PARK ONIGIRI SHOP INVITES YOU TO COME ABOARD THE RICE BALL TRAIN

Japan’s Best Rice Ball Snack Gets the Star Treatment in New Monterey Park Restaurant

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