A sushi restaurant dedicated to hand rolls is coming to Austin from Kome, one of the city’s best Japanese restaurants. Uroko will debut in the Springdale General complex at 1023 Springdale Road sometime in early April.
The fast-casual restaurant will focus on temaki, aka hand rolls, which aren’t currently offered at Kome. It’s safe to expect fillings like sashimi, vegetables, all within rice and nori wraps.
Owner Kayo Asazu also wants to offer special events in the space, like sushi classes and multi-course sushi dinners. She decided to open Uroko because she wanted to offer something that was more quick counter-service as compared to Kome.
Asazu and Také Asazu opened the home-style Japanese restaurant Kome in its original home along Airport Boulevard in 2011 after running their popular sushi truck Sushi A-Go-Go. They expanded into ramen with downtown restaurant Daruma in 2013. Kayo Asazu teamed up with East Side King’s Moto Utsunomiya on Japanese-inspired cafe Sa-Ten in 2015. The Asazus also opened a combination ramen and sushi stall within downtown food hall Fareground, Ni-Kome, in 2018.
Also joining Uroko in Springdale General is the forthcoming French-inspired bakery Julie Myrtille, opening this year as well.