A pitch for Japanese convenience store sandwiches in Echo Park

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LA Times restaurant critic Patricia Escarcega recommends you stop by Konbi in Echo Park this week for Japanese eggplant and pork katsu sandwiches. “Konbi’s food may evoke something you’d find at a 7-Eleven in Shibuya,” Escarcega writes in her review, “but you’d never confuse the complexity of flavors for anything resembling convenience.” The 10-seat cafe is owned by Akira Akuto and Nick Montgomery, and accepts credit and debit cards only.



Evan Kleiman