Sunny Blue is a tiny omusubi shop on Main Street in Santa Monica, that little beachy stretch of shops just north of Venice. The onigiri at Sunny Blue are stunningly good:
the folks behind the counter form the triangles as you watch, from rice that's still a bit warm from the giant rice cooker, which is also behind the counter. The fillings -- chicken curry, wasabi and konbu, albacore with spicy mayo, cured salmon with chile, enoki mushrooms and miso, spicy cod roe, to name a few -- are fresh and flavorful, and the seaweed is crisp instead of the soggy stuff you get in lesser iterations. There are other fun things at Sunny Blue, notably side orders of edamame and kimchee and a pretty great selection of frozen yogurt, with toppings that include yuzu, azuki beans and matcha powder.