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November 17, 2011

I shall preface this by saying that I have been impatiently waiting for Komé to open since I first heard stirrings of it months ago. It’s a new Japanese restaurant serving izakaya and sushi at night and ramen, udon, and donburi dishes by day. I LOVE it. To give you an idea of how much I LOVE it, we had dinner there two nights in a row, and lunch there a few days after. People. It’s the bomb.

I took my camera with me to our first dinner with E. and N. – it was dark in there and I was too hungry to mess with my camera settings too much, so these aren’t the greatest photos, but you get the gist.

Left:  a nightly special – octopus and fresh wasabi with egg yolk

Right: Komé salad with daikon, baby anchovy, crushed nuts, rice flakes, sesame dressing

Left: Ankimo (steamed monkfish liver)

Right: Suzuki Kimchi (kimchi pickled sea bass)

Agé dashi tofu

Nigiri – mackerel, horse mackerel, salmon belly, yellowtail

Ika-yaki (whole grilled squid with grated ginger)

Top: more nigiri – unagi, scallop, anago

Bottom: Yakitori-set (grilled chicken tare, sasami-ume, gizard shio on skewers)

Onigiri with pickles

Nightly special – clams and yummy things

Tonpei-yaki (grilled pork and cabbage with egg)

Our second night there (just Justin and me), we had more onigiri, gyoza, tori-teba Nagoya-style (sweet-soy fried chicken wings), Komé-viche with sea bream, plus more nigiri – anago, salmon belly, bonito with monkfish liver, mackerel and flounder.

And THEN we went back for lunch (I forgot my camera, so these were taken with my iPhone). We had more nigiri (I just can’t get enough of the monkfish liver/bonito combo, plus salmon and eel), miso ramen with ground pork and such chewy lovely noodles, and katsu don (fried pork and egg over rice). So, so good.

I’m a little worried that I’ll spend my last penny here. :)

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6 Discussion to this post
  1. ai says:

    Man, they all do look good. Look pretty authentic, too. Kome means rice. Is their rice any good?

  2. Jen Li says:

    I loved the miso ramen with ground pork and pickled mustard greens too! Next time try the kayaku udon and ask for the shrimp tempura on the side so it doesn’t get soggy. Yum!:)

  3. Stylie says:

    Wow..
    Exotic.. I am not sure I could eat some of those, But, they look very good!
    We test New Sushi places, but we may have to start a little more middle of the road from some of these selections!
    :-)
    Thanks!
    T

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