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added on : March 4, 2019

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Also known as omusubi, onigiri are made by shaping rice into balls or triangles. Many Japanese love them because they're cheap, simple, satisfying, and great for packed lunches. You'll find a wide range of onigiri fillings and flavors, from traditional to modern.

During cherry blossom season, onigiri are a popular snack to take to hanami (flower-viewing) picnics. Why not do as the locals do and buy some onigiri on your way to a park? The following onigiri cafes both have menus in English and takeout options.

Omusubi Cafe

Omusubi Cafe is a popular place to stop by on the way to see the cherry blossoms along the Nakamegurogawa. The onigiri here are made of a high-quality rice known as Ginga-no-Shizuku.
The fillings are preservative-free; popular choices include salmon, ikura (cod roe), and the owner's signature maruage miso (crispy fried soybean paste). The dine-in menu also has a variety of side dishes.


Omusubi-no-GABA's onigiri are as nutritious as they are delicious. They're made of GABA rice, which is fortified with amino acids and absorbs flavors well.

At this cafe with an inviting interior, you'll find not only the usual fillings such as salmon, but also unique ones such as foie gras. If you have time, enjoy a leisurely meal—the karaage (Japanese fried chicken) meals are especially popular.

Omusubi Cafe

Address 3-7 Sarugakucho, Shibuya City, Tokyo
Hours 11:00~21:00
Closing days Tuesdays
Access Daikan-yama Station | 6 min on foot
Toyoko Line

Shibuya Station | 10 min on foot
JR lines | Tokyo Metro lines
Other For updated information on opening hours, days closed, prices, and more, please check the official website.
URL Omusubi Cafe(JPN)


Address 4-7-2 Sotokanda, Chiyoda City, Tokyo
Hours Restaurant: 11:00-21:00
Takeout window: 8:00-19:00
Closing days Open daily
Access Suehirocho Station | Exit 1 | 1 min on foot
Ginza Line

Akihabara Station | 5 min on foot
JR lines
Other For updated information on opening hours, days closed, prices, and more, please check the official website.
URL Omusubi-no-GABA

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