During a decade’s time, West Chester’s Kooma has maintained its reputation as a go-to downtown spot where locals flock to fill up on creative, fresh sushi and fine Asian-fusion cuisine. Now, 11 years later, its success and fan base has outgrown the intimate space along Gay Street, relocating as of Friday, Sept. 20, to just a few block away, at 123 N. Church St.
“It’s just a better and bigger atmosphere with room to accommodate our customers,” reveals Scott Kim, Kooma’s owner. “Our first location had small illuminated spheres on the walls, so this modern design is reminiscent of the ‘old Kooma’ and a nod to the years there, but we are excited to have what we are calling ‘the new generation of Kooma.”
Aiming for a fine-dining atmosphere with an active nightlife environment, the brand-spanking-new location is ultra-modern with all-white décor, substantial seating and LCD screens lining the floor bringing a city-style flair to downtown West Chester. Their popular cocktails and ‘tinis (along with craft beer and wine selections) are served from their fully stocked and crowd-accommodating bar that’s remarkable in both size and presentation. Their above-par maki, sashimi and sushi specialties are prepared at an equally impressive sushi bar that seems to fulfill any sushi chef’s dreams. They even added a private party room for special events and groups.