• 1 Flinders La,
    Melbourne, VIC
  • (03) 9639 9500,
  • Lunch Fri noon-2pm

    Dinner Mon-Sat 6pm-9.30pm


-37.814492, 144.974266

At the beginning of your multi-course omakase meal at Kappo, a waiter will bring a tray of chopsticks, each pair a different style, and ask you to pick which you'd like to use. A similar choice of ceramic sake cup will be offered if you've chosen to match sake with some of the dishes (you should - it's a highlight). This attention to tactile dining detail is typical. The three-year-old space feels a little lived-in and love-worn, but what's put on the table - and how it's put there - is as focused as ever. Expect an exquisite balance of textures, flavours and temperatures from a list that focuses on vegetables and seafood: a cloud of eggwhite and pumpkin tofu bathing in limpid dashi; umami-sweet braised abalone on a puck of confit daikon; the fresh green lift of dill-scented rice and pickles; the crunch of brown sugar ice-cream. Expect brilliant drinks, too, chosen from a broad-ranging and well-priced list.

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At a glance

  • Food:
  • One Star
  • Wine:
  • Two glasses
  • Price:
  • Set menus $90-$150

  • Feature:
  • Licensed
    Private room
    Impressive Wine List
  • Cards:
  • American Express
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings essential
  • Chef:
  • Kentaro Usami


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