Officially opening its doors at the beginning of January, the cleverly named onigiri cafe and bar Sankaku—which means “triangle” in Japanese—opened its first permanent location inside Melrose Market on Capitol Hill. The Rie Otsuka-owned and operated venture is a lunch bar, offering a core rotation of four different kinds of onigiris, which are Japanese stuffed rice balls wrapped with nori, alongside equally savory sides and booze.
Otsuka obtained Sankaku’s lease last summer but said the buildout process took a while. Now open, the stall looks sleek and welcoming. A neon sign with Sankuku’s logo gleams against the white-tile backsplash. Two wide birch-colored bar countertops have plenty of space
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