Sunny Blue

Japanese

in Culver City & Mar Vista

In Japan omusubi (rice balls, aka onigiri) are an everyday staple, and this counter-service shop aims to make them popular Stateside. Before your eyes, the cheerful staff stuff fluffy rice with dozens of fillings such as miso beef, spicy salmon and chicken curry – and veggie-friendly options such as miso mushroom and hijiki seaweed – then wrap it in a crunchy nori seaweed wrapper.

The original Sunny Blue is in Santa Monica.