Restaurant Reviews

Kisumé: Restaurant review

Kisumé

Address

175 Flinders La
Melbourne, VIC

Hours

Fri-Sat 11.30am-11.30pm, Sun-Thu 11.30am-11pm

Prices

E $9-$23
M $25-$59
D $18

REVIEW

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.

Phone:
(03) 9671 4888

Bookings:
Bookings recommended

Chef(s):
Moon Kyung Soo

This review was made independently for the Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide. The guide's reviewers visit unannounced and pay their way.