Konbi’s tribute to the Japanese convenience store sandwich

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Konbi egg salad sando. Photo credit: Alicia Cho

Konbi is a minimalist ten-seat lunch counter on Sunset Boulevard in Echo Park. Last year, the restaurant made a splash on social media with its highly photogenic sandwiches—inspired by their convenience store counterparts in Japan. After hearing about them for months, Good Food’s Evan Kleiman recently visited the restaurant for herself and ended up sitting down with chefs and owners Akira Akuto and Nick Montgomery.


Konbi chefs and owners, Nick Montgomery and Akira Akuto. Photo credit: Alicia Cho


Konbi's interior. Photo credit: Alicia Cho
Credits

Host:
Evan Kleiman

Producers:
Nick Liao, Joseph Stone, Laryl Garcia