40 Water St., (at Coenties Slip), New York, NY 10004
Mon-Fri: 11:30 am-9 pm, Sun: 12 pm-6 pm
‘Poke’ bowls are in, but what can make this cubed raw fish dish even more attractive? It may actually be the level of care that the brand new Kome Waza is giving to its ingredients. Following the lead of choose-your-own salad places, Kome Waza combines delicious fresh fish with inventive sauces, as well as fresh greens, vegetables, herbs and spices that have been sourced with the kind of Japanese attentiveness we have come to expect. And with a name that features ‘Kome’ (rice), you can expect the rice to be treated as importantly as the fish – in fact, Chef Taka (of Kuu Ramen fame) is a seasoned sushi chef who wants to bring that level of skill to what has a reputation of being a casual takeaway meal. The perfectly marinated fish, combined with flavors like ginger, red onion, greens, and brown rice are a welcome addition to the Financial District neighborhood. You’ll appreciate the many inspired sauces to choose from, including the White Soy Avocado, Salted Avocado Cream, and the Pomegranate Citrus Spice Sauce – all of which will awaken your palate. Create your own bowls using your favorite proteins, like Tuna, Salmon, Hamachi, Scallop and Shrimp, or go vegetarian with tofu. There is no wrong combination here.
Extra hungry? How about a Spam rice ball (above) with your order of White Soy Avocado Cream Bowl (top)?
This watermelon soft serve is a prime example of Kome Waza’s perfect execution. Featured flavors change seasonally.
The space is designed to efficiently get you in and out during your lunchtime.
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White Soy Avocado Cream Bowl $14
Pomegranate Citrus Spice Bowl $13
Choose Your Own Bowl $11-13