Good sushi is hard to come by, but at Kome Sushi Kitchen in Austin, you won’t be disappointed by the selection of fresh fish, the artistic preparation and display of each plate, and the fabulous taste that can’t be beaten. As there’s also more than sushi at this kitchen, even those who prefer not to eat raw fish will love going here. For all you need to know about Kome, read on:

The Happy Hour is Fab

Happy Hour takes place on Mondays and Thursdays from 5PM to 6PM, and includes some great eats and beverages. During this time of happiness, try the crunchy dynamite roll for $5.50, the Kome fries for $3.00, the gyoza pork dumplings for $4.00, and a glass of house red wine, white wine, or sake for $5.00. With a lot of options to choose from, let’s just say you won’t be sad during this hour.

Sushi-Free Eats

If you’re not going to eat sushi, or want something in addition to it, then there are a lot of choices at Kome. The daily miso soup is a must-have traditional Japanese item, and should definitely be tried. Other great items are the Camembert tempura with honey, the fish and chips with squid ink aioli, the Japanese beef skewers, the tofu steak with sweet and sour gravy, or the large mixed vegetable tempura. Perfect for all dietary needs—vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free—there’s something for everyone here.

All About the Sushi

Since this is a sushi restaurant, a paragraph dedicated to the sushi itself is certainly a necessity. The favorite sushi rolls among guests here include the krab salad roll, the philly roll, the fat samurai roll (with tuna, salmon, Hamachi, sushi shrimp, krab salad, avocado, cucumber, and spinach, the tarantula roll (soft shell crab, shrimp tempura, black tobiko, avocado, carrot, spinach, green Texas sauce, and go-go sauce), and the Hotate Carpaccio, which is scallop sashimi, tobiko, yuzu, daikon, spinach, and white-cloud mushrooms. Truth be told though, just about everything on this menu will rock your world.

Munch for Lunch

The lunch menu is just as good as the dinner menu, and since it’s priced less expensively, there’s no reason not to go here in the afternoon hours. The curry beef with croquette, which is Japanese style curry, is to die for. The miso ramen is also top notch, and is a famous dish here. The sushi lunch special is a great deal, and for $12.00 includes five pieces of nigiri, including tuna, salmon, shime-saba, striped bass, and unagi, and the choice of one roll. There’s also a sashimi lunch for $14.50 if you prefer.

Plan for Packed

The restaurant is pretty much always packed, so a reservation is recommended, although not required. While the dress is casual and the ambience is laid back, this isn’t a restaurant that’s good for kids, so leaving the little ones at home is in your best interest.