R2 Kazoku, who is not the droid you are looking for, is soft-opening at the end of this month on Valley Boulevard in San Gabriel. The Japanese sushi and yakitori bar from the owners of El Monte's Ray-Ray Restaurant will prepare charcoal-grilled skewers and rolls, as well as sashimi and nigiri, over lunch and dinner n a space of hanging lanterns and booths with rice paper parapets. Stay tuned to the restaurant's Facebook for a firm debut date.
R2 Kazoku, 162 W. Valley Blvd. San Gabriel; 626-888-9602.