Stories about Konbi

Konbi will close both its Echo Park and Culver City locations

Jenn Harris • Los Angeles Times • January 20, 2023

Konbi, the Japanese cafe and bakery, will close both its Echo Park and newly opened Culver City locations this weekend. The restaurant announced the closures in a statement posted to Instagram Friday. “For a variety of reasons the business cannot

continue to operate and we will be closing our doors,” read the statement. “Let’s not be sad about the end. Konbi had its moment and its time and place.” Konbi Ni in Echo Park will stop service Friday evening while Konbi in Culver City, open since August

Where to eat a traditional Japanese breakfast in Los Angeles

Bill Addison • Los Angeles Times • January 11, 2020

serves breakfast into early afternoon. I’m more likely to eat this spread for lunch. Akira Akuto and Nick Montgomery hijacked Instagram late in 2008 with their tributes to Japanese convenience-store sandwiches at Konbi in Echo Park. The cooking reaches

-style breakfasts: One meal in July included broiled black cod perfumed with yuzu, dashi omelet, eight-grain rice, broccolini with sesame and almond dressing. Konbi has 10 seats, and Akuto and Montgomery recently decided that the full breakfasts were too

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Welcome these newcomers to 2019's 101 Best Restaurants in Los Angeles list

Bill Addison, Patricia Escárcega • Los Angeles Times • December 11, 2019

favorite at Joy. (Mariah Tauger / Los Angeles Times) Konbi (58) Come in the morning or early afternoon to Akira Akuto and Nick Montgomery’s 10-seat Echo Park cafe and marvel at its precision constructions modeled after Tokyo convenience store sandos, with

., (213) 278-0007, konbila.com The pork katsu at Konbi features a spiky panko crust. (Mariah Tauger / Los Angeles Times) Northern Thai Food Club (37) To understand what splendidly sets apart “Nancy” Amphai Dunne’s 12-seat Thai Town restaurant, meet her at

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Make your way through the 101 Best Restaurants list at these affordable places to eat

Bill Addison, Patricia Escárcega • Los Angeles Times • December 20, 2019

., Van Nuys, (818) 909-2593, kobeefactoryla.com Fried kobee, hummus and yogurt with cucumber at the Kobee Factory & Syrian Kitchen. (Glenn Koenig / Los Angeles Times ) Konbi (58) Akira Akuto and Nick Montgomery’s 10-seat Echo Park cafe plays out different

-seasoned omelet. — B.A. 1463 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, (213) 278-0007, konbila.com Konbi in Echo Park serves simple yet technically challenging Japanese sandwiches, along with composed vegetable plates and fresh French pastries. (Mariah Tauger / Los

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2022's 101 Best Restaurants in L.A. guide is almost here

Bill Addison • Los Angeles Times • December 3, 2022

dining at Echo Park’s Konbi, officially rechristened as Konbi Ni, and the ambitious plans owners Akira Akuto and Nick Montgomery have for their breakfast and lunch menus and dinner pop-ups in the near future. — And on the cooking side, it’s the season for

Review: At Konbi in Echo Park, Japanese sandwiches with a cult following

Patricia Escárcega • Los Angeles Times • January 24, 2019

The eggplant katsu sandwich at Konbi in Echo Park has the demure looks of a high society English tea sandwich: crustless slices of springy white bread, tidily filled with fried eggplant and finely shredded cabbage. One bite, however, and the

beloved Japanese condiment that lands somewhere between A.1. and Worcestershire. The dish seesaws between flavors, never quite landing on one. It’s a complicated and delicious feat, more technically challenging than it appears at first glance. Konbi in

In celebration of Nowruz, one of L.A.'s best pop-ups delves into the seasonality of Persian cooking

Bill Addison • Los Angeles Times • March 25, 2023

Spring’s green shades were a tonic saturating the dishes served at the Azizam pop-up dinner on Monday night, held in the space recently vacated by Konbi in Echo Park. The meal began with sabzi khordan, a platter full of basil and other bunches of

The custard-filled French toast of your dreams is Cantonese

Bill Addison • Los Angeles Times • February 4, 2023

owners. Among the spate of closures announced in January, it doesn’t escape me that at least four of them — Konbi, Causita, Eszett and Gemini Bakehouse — are within walking distance or a short drive from Needle. I think about this as I see Wong cooking

Is this the best shawarma in Los Angeles?

Bill Addison • Los Angeles Times • January 21, 2023

the sudden closing announcement of modern sandwich icon Konbi in Echo Park and Culver City. — Another disheartening closure: Esther Tseng writes about the final days of Genever, the Filipina-owned, gin-focused cocktail bar in Historic Filipinotown

The soul food twist on 'The Bear’-fueled Italian beef craze

Jenn Harris • Los Angeles Times • September 12, 2022

three days and I’m not even hungry but I’m worried no egg salad sandwich will ever stack up? Egg salad sandwich. Since Konbi opened in Echo Park — and the new location in Culver City — it’s easier than ever to get an egg salad sandwich that does indeed