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Koma Sushi in Menlo Park

thejulia | Oct 13, 2005 01:51 PM

There hasn't been much mention of Koma Sushi on this board (that I can find), and what's been written hasn't been very laudatory. But I disagree! I went there a few weekends ago with the bf and we came away pleasantly surprised by the quality and the value.

We were prepared for sticker shock because they actually charge nigiri by the single piece, not by the pair. As soon as we heard that, we were very careful about what we ordered, and that's probably why the end bill surprised us so much. We ordered some pieces singly and some in pairs.

I don't rememeber every detail, but here are the highlights. All the fish was clean cut, no grey areas (in the avocado either) and no tough bits:

Spider roll- shrimp tempura within that was still warm and crispy- very lightly fried. maybe my standards are low, but i hate the sushi boat sensation of a cold oily badly fried tempura.
Uni- very sweet and much more firm that I've been able to find recently.
Ankimo-better quality than I had at Sushi Tomi in Mountain View, very creamy
Toro- very fresh fatty tuna, usual buttery texture

only slight disappointment was a salmon that was on the specials board. it wasn't bad at all, it was fresh, but the texture was a bit soft and flavor was unmemorable.

We definitely ordered some other pieces that I can't remember at the moment, we also shared a large house sake and a large asahi, and came away very full.

The entire meal for two ppl was $52 with tax. The experience places it squarely as a great competitor to my other favorites in the area, Kaygetsu and Sushi Tomi

Koma Sushi Restaurant - 0.5 miles SE - 211 El Camino Real, Menlo Park, 94025 - (650) 321-5662

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