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.
(03) 9671 4888
Moon Kyung Soo
This review was made independently for the Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide. The guide's reviewers visit unannounced and pay their way.