Onigilly / San Francisco

343 Kearny St San Francisco 94108
Opening Hours
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 11:00 - 16:00

Onigilly is a traditional Japanese fast food known as onigiri, or rice balls, that dates back over 2,300 years. Samurai carried these rice balls with them during war for a quick meal. Made with pressed rice and a savory filling wrapped up in seaweed, onigiri is a staple of the modern Japanese diet, more popular in fact than sushi. Handy and fast, “Onigilly” can be eaten anytime and anywhere, as a snack or as a full meal. Onigilly focuses on fusing healthy California style eating with the traditional Japanese onigiri. Promoting healthy and sustainable practices, our rice balls are made with California-grown, 100% organic brown rice and loaded with nutritious ingredients. Our mission is to provide delicious, healthy, and convenient food, and to help contribute to better eating habits nationwide. We started this business in 2007 with the goal to bring onigiri, Japan's favorite comfort food, to America. We created ONIGILLY based on the motto "handy, delicious, and healthy." After entering the incubation program at La Cocina in 2009, we started running a street food cart in 2010. Finally, in September 2012, we opened our first restaurant. Come in and enjoy some delicious food with us!

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average 1922 votes
Tips from the Net @ Onigilly
Leonard Pak en
I love this place and the food, but seriously, screw you guys for automatically adding a $1 tip when I didn't intend to leave a tip for what basically amounts to fast food takeout. It's deceptive because I never agreed to it or signed off on it and on top of that my receipt doesn't show the tip, yet in my credit card bill there's a happy extra dollar being charged out of nowhere. UPDATE: Over a year after this incident, a new manager reached out to apologize. Onigilly has also opened a few new locations and are making efforts to improve how their company is being run. Hopefully this wouldn't happen again! GooglePlace - July 2017
Vanessa Henderson en
It was very tasty, I had a rice bowl. Not much seating at the establishment but they package it well to take away. GooglePlace - July 2017
Shirley Lau en
Good quality onigiri and just the right portion for lunch. Would come back again! Foursquare - June 2017
Brian Strauss en
Good for a quick small snack in addition to lunch. Foursquare - May 2017
Sophia Yuen en
I wanted to try out this place for lunch as it was kind of like sushi (which I love) but is different. I got the Wakame Set which came with 2 on onigilly and a side of seaweed salad. I got the miso tuna which was pretty good. Not as much miso flavor as I had hoped. I also got the spicy bacon which was actually pretty spicy and packed with flavor. The seaweed salad was really good as well and I’m glad I got that set. Overall, it’s pretty much filling of your choice inside a rice ball (or triangle), but it’s pretty good. I think I still prefer sushi as this is mostly rice. GooglePlace - May 2017