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Kisumé
Japanese
  • 175 Flinders La,
    Melbourne, VIC
  • (03) 9671 4888,
    kisume.com.au
  • Fri-Sat 11.30am-11.30pm,  Sun-Thu 11.30am-11pm


Kisumé
-37.816119, 144.968705

Welcome to Chris Lucas's Japanese house of fun. The most ambitious restaurant yet from the man behind no-bookings, queue-attracting successes like Chin Chin and Hawker Hall, Kisumé is a three-level affair complete with a dark, sexy fit-out, Chablis bar, imported sushi masters and an admirable dedication to sourcing the best fish the state has to offer. At the street-level sushi bar (busier than purists might like), chef Moon Kyung Soo presents Port Lincoln bluefin belly or local abalone and scampi one piece at a time, adorned with just a brush of soy sauce or souped up with caviar or gold leaf. Away from the sushi bar, there is a lengthy menu offering everything from whole grilled mackerel to wagyu meatballs stuffed with mozzarella, pork and kimchi gyoza and matcha-dusted pavlova. The wine list is impressive, the sake offering brief and the mood set to decadent, indulgent good times.


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At a glance

  • Food:
  • One Star
  • Wine:
  • Three glasses
  • Price:
  • E $9-$23

    M $25-$59

    D $18

  • Bookings:
  • Bookings recommended
  • Chef:
  • Moon Kyung Soo

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