From lunch to dinner, you’ll want to try everything on Komé Sushi Kitchen’s menu. Part of a growing restaurant group in Austin, this Austin-based eatery its tin the Daruma Ramen and Sa-Tén Coffee and Eats family.
Learn why this hot spot should be the next to try on your restaurant list!
Brains Behind the Restaurant
Owner Také Asazu was born in Osaka, a Japanese city known for exquisite cuisine. Between his mom’s great home cooking and local Japanese establishments, Asazu got a literal taste of what eventually became his life passion.
His wife and co-owner, Kayo, was born in Kobe and raised by foodie parents. She grew up trying new cuisines and worked for several restaurants in Austin, New Orleans, and Japan. These different regions expanded her culinary skills.
Také and Kayo met in Austin in 1996 and have been together ever since. The duo started their empire of restaurants a decade later with a catering company called Deli Bento. Sushi-A-Go-Go was their first actual restaurant. There, people could get made-to-order sushi rolls created by skilled sushi chefs.
But that was only the beginning of the Asazu empire. The couple opened Daruma Ramen, Sa-Tén Coffee and Eats, Ni-Komé Sushi and Ramen, and Komé Sushi Kitchen between 2011 and 2018.
The Story Behind Komé Sushi Kitchen
The Asazus had friends visit their home often, and they enjoyed sharing homemade meals amidst fun conversation. Eventually, Také and Kayo decided they wanted to share their home dining experience with even more people.
They created a menu with recipes from grandma and mom, as well as from their hometowns. So while Komé’s menu may not be traditional, the delicious home-style Japanese cooking provides a sense of comfort that makes dining at the restaurant more than just going out for a meal.
With the goal of treating every customer as family, the Asazus started Komé Sushi Kitchen in 2011 in an old restaurant on Airport Boulevard. To provide the best dining experience, the couple even had their friends, Kazuya Owada and Masataka Oki, fly in from Japan to do custom work on the building that made the space inviting.
In November 2017, the restaurant moved to a bigger space (still on Airport). It’s even more beautiful than the original location! You’ll find Japanese craftsmanship throughout the building that creates a welcoming atmosphere.
Whether you visit Komé Sushi Kitchen for lunch or dinner, you’ll get your Japanese flavor fix. There’s a little something for everyone: teishoku, donburi, noodles, and more. Personally, I love the chicken katsu teishoku, a fried breaded chicken that makes my mouth water just thinking about it!
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