Review: Kome Sushi Kitchen, Austin

Kome Sushi Kitchen Austin

Good friends are the kind that understand when life gets busy but will be there the second you can get together and pick up right where you left off. Such was my evening last night with my friend, Dena for happy hour (from 5-6pm M-That Kome Sushi Kitchen, Austin.

seaweed salad at Kome Sushi Kitchen

A quaint space with happy greetings to all customers and friendly staff, we sat at the back and, although the other diners were quite close, the hustle and bustle gave the place enough sound that we could talk and laugh openly without feeling “listened in on”

A good place for a date or girl’s night out if you are in the mood for energy rather than quiet.

Unfortunately, the only wines available for happy hour, oddly, were the white wines and we were both in the mood for red so had a few choices as the evening wore on…but that was no matter because we were in the mood for sushi and they did it well.

We started with the seaweed salad which was fresh, bright, and, of course offered the nutrients of being the original superfood (All of the minerals required by human beings, including calcium, sodium, magnesium, potassium, iodine, iron, and zinc are present in sufficient amounts in seaweed.)

We then went on to several selections of sushi and shashimi, with nary a bad choice to be had.  All tasted fresh, made-to-order, with a wonderful moist texture and flavor selections.

While we sometimes had to search for our server in order to get a wine pour, service was warm and friendly in the busy and popular spot.

My favorite choice for the evening was the Dynamite roll, at just over $5 during happy hour, it has a lovely light crunch from tempura flakes, a bit of zip from spicy tuna, and the coolness of avocado to tame that, garnished with sesame seeds.

My second favorite choice was the Austin Roll, same price with tuna, krab salad (yes, sadly not real crab (it looks and tastes like crab but is mild fish)–but that’s also pretty common), avocado, sesame seeds and eel sauce.

With a casual atmosphere, inviting staff, good fresh food, and great food prices during happy hour as well, it’s a perfect pick for Japanese traditional and contemporary sushi. Whether you are vegan, vegetarian, pescetarian, or none-of-the-above, this is a great choice for happy hour, or any hour, for the bright, fresh meals with delightful textural components to the sushi.

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