Been to Kome Buffet (361/366)

361KomeTop“In addition to waiting to get in, you have to wait again at each of the food stations. And this is where the fun begins: It’s every man for himself/herself.”
Luis ChongSF Weekly Food Blog

 

Tonight, Nick and I met friends for dinner before they watched a screening at the Century 20 Theater in Daly City.  M suggested Kome buffet, and I wasn’t sure what that was, so I looked it up.  I hadn’t realized it was the all-you-can-eat asian buffet that replaced a Todai (which kind of began the huge asian buffet craze in this area) that used to be there.

When the Todai opened, it was hugely popular (like I said, it was one of the first large-scale asian buffets in the area), and we liked it a lot – there were just so many choices: hot food, cold food, seafood, meat, veggies, desserts – something for everyone, but after a while, the quality went down as the price went up, and Todai lost a lot of customers.

I think another buffet tried opening in Todai’s place but also went out of business, and then Kome opened in the space.  It looked interesting from the outside – a bit more nicely decorated – I had wanted to check it out sometime, so it was good that we went there tonight!

One significant change that Kome made that was so different from the former Todai, is the decor – the sleek and sparkly chandeliers and flat screen TV are pretty cool – they give a classier feel to the space, which honestly can be a somewhat tricky thing to do with an all-you-can-eat buffet.  Ha ha ha!
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Like the old Todai though, there was no shortage of food.  I do think the quality of this food was slightly higher than Todai’s was – and their Shanghai Dumplings were pretty darn tasty.
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They had a huge assortment of different simple rolls, and a bunch of sashimi too.
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Overall, I really think Kome did a great job taking the space and concept, and basically refreshing the offering.  I recently had a not-so-awesome experience at a different asian buffet, but Kome renewed my faith – and the price isn’t bad, either.  If you have a chance, drop by!

 

Related Links:
Elbowing to the Buffet at Insanely Popular Kome  – SFWeekly.com
Kome Buffet

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2 Responses to “Been to Kome Buffet (361/366)”
  1. Ying says:

    Looks like it warrants a visit! Did you have to elbow your way to the food?

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