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Step Inside Japanese Restaurant Kome’s Larger New Home

Essential sushi now open on Airport Boulevard

Kome’s new interior
Kome’s new interior
Courtney Pierce/EATX

Essential Japanese and sushi restaurant Kome moved into its new space on 5301 Airport Boulevard today, just a few blocks away from its original Hyde Park home.

Eater photographer Courtney Pierce got a sneak peek at the larger new restaurant, which was designed by Weiss Architecture, the firm behind Kome’s sibling restaurants Daruma and Sa-Ten. The space features calming blues, wood, and lots of light as well as a few whimsical touches, like a large blue and white bubble mural by J. Muzacz adorning the back wall.

The main feature of the new address is more room. It added a new patio, as well as a larger lobby for waiting patrons — Kome doesn’t take reservations except for in the semi-private dining room — and 20 additional seats available in the restaurant.

The menu will mostly remain the same for now, though the restaurant has added ramen. Kome will also make use of its new ten-seat sushi bar by offering cocktails.

This isn’t the only building Kome is doing. A downtown branch of the restaurant is opening within looming food hall Fareground, Ni-Kome, which will serve sushi rolls and ramen.

Sibling cafe Sa-Ten is expanding into Kome’s old home on Airport Boulevard for its second location.

Kome entryway
Kome’s entryway
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A look into the semi-private dining room
A look into the semi-private dining room
Courtney Pierce
Kome’s new sushi bar
Kome’s new sushi bar
Courtney Pierce
Kome’s main dining room
Kome’s main dining room
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Another view of the main dining room
Another view of the main dining room
Courtney Pierce/EATX
The restaurant retains a sense of whimsy
The restaurant retains a sense of whimsy
Courtney Pierce/EATX
Kome’s new patio
Kome’s new patio
Courtney Pierce/EATX

Kome [New Location]

5301 Airport Boulevard, Austin, Texas 78751 Visit Website

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