Omusando “Rice Sandwich” Launch!

We are continuing our 20th Anniversary celebration by launching a brand new food concept with Manpuku of West Hollywood in Los Angeles, CA.

Using one of our most popular sushi robots, Manpuku will be the first restaurant to offer omusando, the “rice sandwich”.

Omusando meals will be available for takeout and delivery starting Friday, October 16th, at 5pm – and the first 20 people to order via phone (323.847.5061) or walk-in for takeout with the code AUTECManpuku20 will get their omusando meal (normally $30) courtesy of AUTEC Sushi Robots (Limit: 1 free meal per person).


Omusando – from the word “omusubi,” Japanese rice ball, and the American word “sandwich” – replaces bread with the rice and nori (seaweed) that normally accompany sushi. We created the omusando concept for our ASM865A sushi robot, which makes up to 1,300 rice sheets per hour, to inspire restaurant owners and chefs to continuously innovate rice-focused dishes beyond sushi rolls and burritos.

Manpuku will launch their version of the omusando concept with three options, using their signature and most popular meat dishes as the fillings, available for $30 (plus tax) and via pickup or delivery (Manpuku call-in, Postmates, UberEats, GrubHub, and DoorDash). Diners can select two out of the following three options for the omusando meal, which includes sides of BBQ sauce, cabbage dressing, spicy sauce, fried burdock root chips and black soybeans (edamame):

  • US Wagyu Yakiniku Omusando: US Wagyu BBQ, leaf lettuce, tomato, cucumber, tsukedare (BBQ sauce), and mayonnaise
  • Spicy Miso Skirt Steak Omusando: US prime outside skirt, leaf lettuce, jalapeño, tsukedare (BBQ sauce), and mayonnaise
  • Beef Filet Cutlet Omusando: Filet mignon cutlet, cabbage, spicy miso sauce, and mayonnaise

For more information regarding the AUTEC x Manpuku campaign or any other inquiries, please contact Akiko Yamaguchi at [email protected].