photo by John Anderson

Best Onigiri Outside of Japan

Sugar Pine

Sugar Pine offers a plethora of traditional Japanese options from chilled soba noodles to piping hot karaage chicken, but the shining star here is the onigiri, a Japanese standard where the rice is formed into a triangle around a salty or sour ingredient and wrapped in seaweed. Sugar Pine has an extensive selection of freshly made onigiri, from spicy salmon to ume shiso to even decadent options like steak, and each one is served with a hot pickle as a complimentary palate cleanser. And don’t forget to order a nut cookie on your way out – you won’t regret it.

Sugar Pine
8578 Research, 512/520-9046

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