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Nov 16, 2009 07:45 PM

Komi Degustazione

Going back to Komi this week. Had the katsikaki to finish the meal last time. Questions: can I request a different finale? If so, pig or Lavroki? One other dish that I'd love to try but wasn't served last time was the spaghetti with sea urchin and crab. Can I specify that I want to try this dish? We did request no raw protein this time because my wife is pregnant - not sure if they honor requests for anything more specific.

1509 17th St NW Ste 1, Washington, DC 20036

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  1. You will definitely be able to order the finale of your choice. That's the only choice you'll make, but having that choice is the standard procedure.

    We ate there with another couple so we got to sample two of the finale courses: the goat and the sea bass. Both were delish.

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    1. re: Indy 67

      We would like to try this place for my 40th birthday in January. Unfortunately, we do not eat goat, rabbit and other game. We are move seafood, but will eat beef and chicken. Are they flexible with the menu? We go to Vetri in Phila. and they are very flexible.

      1. re: BRI328

        Since you've asked me, I'll answer your question. Note: my answer is based on the assumption that you don't like seafood. Your words are confusing ("We are move seafood" means ????). However, I used context clues and decided you won't eat seafood in addition to your stated aversion to game.

        Assuming you don't like fish/shellfish, I don't think Komi will be a good match for you. The succession of small plates is a delicious stream of, mostly, raw fish preparations. I think there are, at most one or two, non-fish dishes in the bunch. Of the fish/shellfish dishes, perhaps one or two are cooked. I can understand the chef accommodating a couple who cannot eat raw protein for health reasons; however, I can't see the chef making substitutions for the very food that defines his cuisine. If you want a special milestone-worthy restaurant in metro DC on par with Komi, I can name five: CityZen, Corduroy, Marcel, Tasting Room at Restaurant Eve, and 2941. I wouldn't try to pound a round peg into a square hole which is how I see your desire to dine at Komi only if the chef will replace his entire menu.

        1. re: Indy 67

          We eat seafood....Llove seafood...... We do not eat Goat, rabbit...etc

      2. re: Indy 67

        We didn't have a choice (because no one gave us that option). I guess I'll ask this time.

        I don't recall any game in the tasting other than goat (but you can get pig or fish), but there are lots of seafood.

        1. re: Ericandblueboy

          I'm confident that if you explain to your waiter that this is your second visit and that you ate goat on the first visit, there will be no problem with their including one of the other two choices.

          Indeed there is lots of seafood. My husband and I are friends with a couple who tends to be our regular high-end restaurant buddies. However, we went to Komi with other friends precisely because the wife of our regular restaurant partner dislikes fish and is thoroughly repulsed by raw seafood other than oysters.

      3. Yes had the goat there on my Oct trip to the US... that remins me I haveto write something up....

        Really impressed by Komi....

        1509 17th St NW Ste 1, Washington, DC 20036

        1. I went for my birthday a few weeks ago. At first the waiter refused to tell me what the finish would be. But when I waivered on getting the degustazione in order to get the suckling pig, he broke down and promised to work it in. It was fantastic. I highly recommend

          1. I have a few questions about Komi. My foodie parents are coming in to town towards the end of April and I want to make a reservation for Komi. How far in advance should I made reservations and/or will they accept reservations.

            Also how much does the tasting menu cost per person? I was at a friend's house last night and he was telling me someone told him it was about $150-$200/person. That is far more than I thought it was. This obviously will affect where else I'll be making reservations that week if this will be costing a huge amount of money.

            1. Ok I looked at the website like jfw told me to and I'm still a little confused. Can someone explain the difference between the degustazione and the regular dinner? Is the regular dinner just the mezzethakia, an appetizer and an entree?

              This actually matters because the degustazione is quite expensive and depending on what night we go we might only have 1 option on what type of menu we order.

              I imagine the entire table has to agree on the regular menu vs degustazione correct?

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              1. re: Elyssa

                you are correct. the dinner is about 4-5 of the mezzethakia your choice of pasta and entree. the degustazione is about about 10-12 mezzathkia and they pick the pasta and entree. at least thats how it was last year when I was there. if i went back i would probably just do the dinner, but if money is not an object and its your first visit, the degustazione is the way to go!

                1. re: elegantelliot

                  Seems like the dinner might be more to our liking, especially if the entree portion that the kitchen chooses is roasted pork (which me and my mother don't particularly enjoy). Thanks for the help Elliot.

                  1. re: Elyssa

                    actually the dinner they chose was the goat if that makes a difference and it was the highlight of the meal.