By the time it reaches your plate, it just looks like sushi, but it didn’t start out that way. It started as a proper fish, often tuna, and not the kind that comes from a can. The sushi chef at Koma Sushi, which opened in March of 2021, could tell you about it, but they’ve chosen to show you.
Koma is a traditional, authentic kosher omakase dining experience, with a variety of unique & exotic fish from all over the world, brought to you in the heart of Brooklyn. Koma stands for 'ko'sher 'oma'kase. Koma’s menu has a wide variety of fish and flavorings to order from. From Branzino to Bass, Salmon to red snapper, and yellowtail. Of course, there is the big kahuna, bluefin tuna (but more on that later). They offer sashimi, hand rolls, omakase, and specialty rolls. For those who don’t eat raw fish, miso salmon and Kama yellow tail are hot kitchen items. Kama yellow is in particularly high demand, which explains its limited availability. Everybody wants some yellow tail. If your friends dragged you out for sushi, but it’s not your thing, you have options too, like the grilled salmon, or the miso soup. Mostly, however, this place is about sushi, and often, it’s about how the sushi is made.
Sushi as we know it today dates back to 18th century Japan when a man named Hanaya Yohei put tuna on the map as a delicacy. (Sushi more generally can be traced back to 2nd century BCE China, when rice and salt were used to preserve fish due to a lack of refrigeration). Now, centuries later, the chefs make sushi before your eyes.
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The menu boasts a variety of traditional and exotic fish, which Koma gets daily such as Madai, kinmedai, Saba Kohada, Aji, Amadai, and Hata. However, rice is the main ingredient, and the process of preparation is crucial to that sushi taste, a fact that Koma understands and emphasizes. When rice and fish meet you get traditional Japanese sushi dishes such as Maguro Tataki and Hamachi Shichimi.
Koma offers the unique and educational experience of watching their chefs break down an entire Bluefin Tuna for an eye-opening tuna carving event (usually every other Monday), including sushi, sashimi, rolls, hand rolls, & salads! You’ll learn where your sushi really comes from. It’s an eye opener, but that’s the fun! More importantly, you’ll know where your food is really coming from, and you’ll be able to appreciate both the art of sushi carving, and the fish that you’re eating. After the show, you’ll have the pleasure of enjoying unlimited tuna and toro for the rest of the night. There’s even a complimentary sake tasting! You’ll never be the same, and you’ll never look at sushi the same way again!