ONIGIRI?

WHAT IS

ONIGIRI IS A JAPANESE SOUL FOOD

In Japan, Onigiri is a very popular food like ramen and sushi. Onigiri is a simple handheld meal made with rice and fillings, and it's been being loved for a long time. There are fossils of onigiri from ancient ruins of 2000 years ago. Also, Samurai ate onigiri during battle as a quick power source. In the Edo era, people enjoyed onigiri for lunch on the farm and for picnics, just like in the U.S. It’s the Japanese version of an American sandwich.

Hiroshige Utagawa

The Fifty-Three Stations of the Tokaido (est. 1843–1846) 

ONIGIRI vs SUSHI

Many people ask us about the difference between onigiri and sushi. Onigiri looks similar to sushi but it’s a different meal. Onigiri doesn’t use raw fish and sushi rice (flavored rice with vinegar seasonings). The characteristic triangle shape imitates the mountains where the Gods lived. Also, sushi is a special meal even in Japan, but onigiri is an ordinary everyday meal.

Mountain

Various rices & fillings

Day to day

Omusubi

SHAPE

INGREDIENTS

OCCASION

A.K.A.

Cylinder

Sushi rice & raw fish (sashimi)

Special occasion

Nigiri

WHY ONIGIRI?

TASTY & RICH IN VARIETY

There are almost unlimited variations for the combinations of rice and fillings. So, you will never get tired of onigiri.

HANDY

Onigiri is a handheld meal like a hamburger, sandwich, or burrito. You can eat onigiri anytime and anywhere. It's very convenient when you are busy. In Japan, people eat onigiri almost every day as a quick breakfast, lunch, snack, or late-night dinner.

HEALTHY

LOW-GLUTEN

Onigiri is made from rice. Rice is one of the most popular grains for a gluten-free diet. 

LOW-FAT

Onigiri is a low-fat meal. Our combo meal has about 12.6 grams of fat (16% of the recommended daily allowance).

NUTRIENT-RICH

Onigiri contains many nutrient-rich ingredients such as rice, seaweed, miso, ume, and salmon. All our ingredients are great sources of energy, vitamins, minerals, and fiber.

HOURS

OPEN (Mon - Sat)

12:30PM-2:00PM

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