Kappo
Japanese
  • 1 Flinders La,
    Melbourne, VIC
  • (03) 9639 9500,
    kappo.com.au/
  • Lunch Fri noon-2pm

    Dinner Mon-Sat 6pm-10pm

Kappo
-37.814523,144.974164

Kappo is seductively Zen-like: intimate, moodily lit, with booths, a tatami room, and an L-shaped bar that offers views of chef Kentaro Usami working his magic. Seasoned restaurateur Simon Denton reinvented the space several times before settling on this modern-day take on the omakase experience. Patrons choose from five, seven or nine courses adeptly designed by Usami. A meal might begin with lightly fried quail leg, a deep-fried oh-so-sweet fig and a dainty heap of pickled and raw vegetables given an umami hit from miso sauce. Pristine seafood and top-notch sushi are major strengths. Diced raw prawn, squid and swordfish, topped with salmon roe and toasty seaweed and black rice, is served in a glass. Char-grilled wagyu, meanwhile, needs no adornment aside from peppery black salt. Exemplary service and a pitch-perfect wine list featuring high-end sake rounds out a reliably mesmerising meal.


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At a glance

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

  • Feature:
  • Licensed
    Bar
    Vegetarian
    Private room
    Impressive Wine List
  • Cards:
  • American Express
    Eftpos
    MasterCard
    Visa
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings recommended
  • Chef:
  • Kentaro Usami

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