Restaurants & Bars 19

Kome

ieathereforeiam | Oct 25, 2011 11:16 AM

Tried it for lunch today, which was their second day open. I had never been to Sushi-a-go-go so I can't compare it to that. The closest thing I am aware of in town to the lunch menu offered at Kome is at Musashino. Sushi, ramen, udon and lots of Katsu styled fried offerings.

I had a couple pieces of nigiri sushi and the pork bone broth ramen.

The sushi was fine for the price ($2-3 a piece). Not as good (or expensive) as the best but probably better than my cheap sushi standby, Korea House.

The ramen lacked the depth of flavor I like at Musashino. It did have a nice variety of ingredients added in to make it a full meal. Some greens, corn, lean pork, (grey) hard boiled egg etc...

I ate it and was happy. The service was swift and friendly.

There were two other kinds of ramen broth (soy and miso based) that could be awesome. And I really want to try the katsu fried stuff. When the weather cools I'll give the udon offerings a whirl as well.

The menu is exciting on its face and dinner even more so. I will reserve judgement until I've gotten to try more of the menu and they find a groove. Tons of potential here and even if they never improve a lick it is a great addition to the hood.

As a side note, lots of Japanese customers where coming in with their families and knew the owners. Their excitement was palpable and a little contagious. A great bonus at lunch for under $20.

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Korea House
501 Village Shopping Ctr, Austin, TX 78701

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