We ended a lovely weekend at friends’ in New Jersey by going to Komegashi Too for dinner on a Sunday evening. At first sight, one wouldn’t think that this swanky restaurant could possibly be child friendly, but they were actually really accommodating to our party of 4 adults and 4 children. They didn’t have space in their back room, facing part of the Newport marina (by the way, a most perfect spot for a romantic sushi date night overlooking yachts), but they were able to promptly sit our party in the front room.
The entrance has a little pond with live fish and a mini cascade that was a total hit with the kids. The space is ample and they could probably store a stroller with no problem. On the left, the bar and opposite it a number of bar tables and stools. Past the bar, a huge wall that houses a beautiful wine cellar and underneath it a long communal table. Opposite this table, a long booth and some additional tables that end at the open kitchen/bar where one can dine while observing how sushi is cut and prepared. The back room facing the marina is past the sushi bar.
Even though they don’t have a kids menu, they do have some other dishes for those palates who are not that into the delicacy of raw fish: noodles, teriyaki and other cooked Japanese fare, along with more creative dishes, are served here. And they make up for not having a kids menu by having high chairs, anticipating the lack of patience of younger diners with color crayons and sushi motif coloring placemats and giving the little ones their own bowls and dishes adorned with cute dinosaurs and kawaii pets.
We started with some shrimp shumai and a tuna tartare, along with a cold dry sake (and lychee martinis for the moms. Hey, we did deserve (and needed) them!). Little Sous Chef stuck to her California roll and the one that surprised us was La Petite Wasabi, who after a period of time avoiding all sushi related food, proceeded to choose the best cuts of the sashimi we had ordered following the lead of our friends’ eight-year old.
The bathrooms are past the back room to the left. The ladies room has two stalls and the bigger one (to the left) has a changing table. The bathrooms are decently clean and ample but I feel they could get a facelift to match the look of the rest of the restaurant.
Overall a great place, with really fresh sushi, where I would rather come on a date; however, really happy that is very kid friendly, so might as well take advantage of this fact and enjoy it with family and friends.
99 Town Square Place
Jersey City, NJ 07310
Monday – Friday: 12:00pm – 2:30pm
Monday – Thursday: 5:00pm – 10:30pm
Friday: 5:00pm – 11:00pm
Saturday: 5:00pm – 10:30pm
Sunday: 5:00pm – 10:00pm
Saturday – Sunday: 12:00pm – 3:00pm