Kome's Standout Dishes

07.23.2014 by: Beth Stockwell Vanderkolk
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There's no shortage of amazing Japanese food in Austin, but when you're looking for home-style, creative food, head to Kome. The food at Kome is not exactly traditional Japanese restaurant food, but authentic home-style Japanese cooking – the food Japanese families eat every day, and has many influences from other culture and cuisines. It’s special because it has some of the owners' family history, with their family recipes and reflecting their backgrounds from Japan, New Orleans, and Austin and also traveling throughout Asia.

On a recent visit, Kome delivered some amazing, flavorful, filling, and fresh dishes. Here's a peek into what we ordered:

Chicken lollipop

Gyonza- homemade pork dumplings $5

Menu special- Sake Toro Carpaccio with ikura over olive oil and ponzu sauce

Yaki-onigiri: Grilled rice ball with miso-salmon filling nora wrap, yamagobo $4

Takoyaki: Kansi-style octopus dumplings $5 (very rich dish!)

Hotate Carpaccio: Scallop sashimi, tobiko, yuzu, daikon, spinach, white-cloud mushroom $10

Grilled escolar: Miso-marinated and grilled served on an edamame puree $15

So many of the dishes were winners, but the Grilled Escolar really knocked it out of the park. The fish was cooked perfectly, and the taste of the grill made it even better. The edamame puree was amazing. I can't wait to go back for this dish!

Kome is priced affordably, but if you're looking for an even better deal, you're in luck. Kome recently launched a Happy Hour! You can enjoy the menu below (click the image for a larger version) Monday-Thursday from 5-6pm.

Kome is known to have a long wait during busy hours, so we advise you to get there early or be prepared to wait.

Kome Official Website

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