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KOMI - Disappointed Me

edang | | Sep 24, 2007 09:39 AM

We had a friend in town and chose to go to Komi this weekend because we heard that it was very good. Just moving back from NY and Philly, I hate to say that it was quiet disappointing. We had the $84 prix fixe menu. The best appetizers that came out was the fresh olive with sea salt, lamb gyro and the homemade crackers. The avocado with quail egg and octopus definitely did not sit well with me. Seems like a good southwestern combo on paper but the texture/consistency was weird - slimy and mushy - and the octopus had a very fishy aftertaste which did not mix well with the rest of the ingredients. Also, there was a little fish appetizer on radish which had a terrible aftertaste. The flavor of the fish was overwhelmed by the radish which was too bitter. I also chose the clams pasta dish which was good but I wouldn't order it again. I tried my friend's risotto dish which tasted delicious. I had the branzini as my entree. I was disappointed with this dish - the server highly recommended it - but the fish was too dry, the sea salt was too strong and the side tasted like medicine. We tried all the desserts which were excellent but not enough to save the meal. The service, however, was top-notch.