I keep calling it that. I know it’s an Instant…
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. :)