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’s tribute to the Japanese convenience store sandwich
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