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komi - regular menu or tasting?

amyreneet Oct 4, 2006 01:59 AM

i STILL have not eaten at komi (this befuddles me too), but when i finally called to make a reservation, they told me they only do $67 tasting menus on the weekend. While i am willing to shell out money for a really great meal, with wine, that meal would be at least $100, and that's a price i'd like to reserve for special occasions. On the other hand, if i'm going to spend $75 with wine going there on a weekday, i think it'd be more worth it to just eating brown rice for the next 2 weeks ;) i can't find prices on komi's a la carte menu, so i have no idea how much i'd pay on a weeknight.

has anyone eaten from both their regular and tasting menus that has an opinion on whether i can get a great meal on a weekday or if i should just shell out for a weekend tasting menu?

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    Dakota Guy RE: amyreneet Oct 4, 2006 12:59 PM

    I have eaten there weekdays but I don't recall a la carte prices; I always do the tasting menu. The tasting menu is only about $70, a real bargain. The wine pairing is about another $35. With tax, tip , you are looking at $135. A bargin for a GREAT meal (certainly among the top 10 in DC). Just go for it and eat miso soup or brown rice for two weeks.

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      Pappy RE: amyreneet Oct 4, 2006 12:59 PM

      I have not had the a la carte menu, but I have had the weekend tasting menu. It is worth every penny. You should include the wine pairing too. While I didn't care for the "simple" surroundings, the food and service were outstanding. This is one of the best high-end, "meal deals" in the city right now.

      1. debit RE: amyreneet Oct 4, 2006 01:14 PM

        The tasting menu at Komi is worth every penny. All those little tastes at the beginning will have you swooning (I remember fondly the little gyros...****sigh****).

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          wonderin32 RE: amyreneet Oct 5, 2006 02:24 PM

          I'll joing in with the praise for the tasting menu. Definitely a bargain. I have a copy of the a la carte menu somewhere, I'll see if I can dig it up with prices.

          I don't think there would be much of a price difference though, especially for what you get.

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            amyreneet RE: amyreneet Oct 6, 2006 01:24 AM

            wow, high praises all around for the tasting menu! sounds like i wouldn't really save all that much money with the a la carte menu, so i will just have to suck it up and sink that much money into one meal :( from the sound of it, it'll be worth it though.. thanks for the input!!

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              Maxwell RE: amyreneet Oct 18, 2006 03:34 AM

              I just had a sensational meal at Komi - the tasting menu - and want to share my gratitude with the Washington-area Chowhounds who directed me there. Many, many thanks for pointing me to a truly memorable evening.

              Visiting from New York,

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