A good modern Japanese eatery.
Good sake selection and varied food menu.
Sushi was good quality not always the case in Australia.
Appalling service, poor quality sashimi. Even though my sake (order forgotten) and hot dishes (overcooked, dry flathead) were comp’d I can only comment that this is authentic Japanese food, just like roast beef. Avoid.
Everything was perfect. Cannot wait to come back. Service, food,wine list all excellent. Thank you
Took forever to be seated !
One of the worst dining experiences I have ever had on flinders lane. Made a booking for 9pm and we weren’t seated until 9.50pm. Before we were seated they held us in the bar upstairs (which we also had to wait for by the way, standing by the stairs for 15 minutes). Once we were seated, we ordered the tasting menu, 3 meals came at once and then none for half an hour. We were told the kitchen was closing before our main course had even arrived. Staff were not attentive and we had about 6 pass us each time before they would fill our glass or take dirty plates away. We had a spill and it took 20 minutes for them to clean it.
Great food but the service was worse than McDonald’s. Will never be eating here again, there are so many more efficiently run places on Flinders Lane. DO NOT EAT HERE! You will spend 4 hours of your life waiting, and let’s be real, tough steak is not even worth 10 minutes of your time.
Absolutely delicious Japanese food with lovely staff and amazing sushi chefs.
We loved the food and the atmosphere.
However our waitress left much lacking. We struggled to get service and had to ask to order food. When we ordering there was some hestitation and she quickly asked can I come back in five minutes after we had been waiting 40 mins to order. When asked advice between two dishes she explain other dishes and stated well I don’t like rice. Felt as if she didn’t have the knowledge of the menu.
When the food arrived and we had finished our cocktails we had To hail down a passing waiter to get a bottle of wine. Again we had to ask the waitress to fill up the wine throughout the meal.
Honestly, loved the food and would recommend it to friends however feel a bit discouraged by the lack of attentiveness and care provided by our wait staff.
I'm visiting from Sydney, and we were running late due to traffic... the team was still very friendly, and extremely accommodating. We were told they would need the table by 8.30pm, which would have meant cutting our dining experience time.
We were on our first date... and not once did we ever feel rushed, we were watching the time as 8.30pm approached, as we thought they would usher us out... But the ambience and energy of this place is exceptional, relaxing, and truly romantic!
We will definitely be back! And everyone we know visiting Melbourne, or staying there - we will be highly recommending this beautiful dining experience.
It was great experience to have lunch with friends here
Very good experience overall. However, the knife for the beef was a bit hard to use.
Great food. Nice cocktails. Attentive staff. A reasonable option to eat in Melbourne if you are after great food and a good dining experience. Priced well for the experience.
Unfortunately not a good experience overall.
Loved Kisume, loved it so much we’ve booked the private dining room for a birthday in a couple of months. Fantastic!
Food was fresh and light and very well presented. Would like to come back and try more items on the menu soon.
Great food, awesome feel, super joint, a great experience if your taking a dearest one out for a night out, the taster menu option is a well rounded experience...
I enjoyed the individualised service and attention. I thought the food was outstanding and carefully preferred to create aesthetically pleasing dishes as well as being delicious. Can't wait to go back.
Food was great but explaination by waitress was ok. We asked what double toro sushi meant and she said two pieces. What it was, was not two pieces of sushi rather two different types cooked toro on one sushi. We thought she meant two pieces of sushi. We had to ask several times explaination of the set menu which we found out one you can only have at the bar table and since we booked through open table we didn’t know. Food is great though. Alcohol very expensive.
Great food but it's definitely a special occasion type of venue. Quality of food was great, but still fairly step price tags.
Service overall was good but at times, felt like the wait staff were hovering over our tables waiting for us to leave.
Overall great experience and I would come back.
Drinks services not the best. Food was fantastic well worth the visit for food
We booked this restaurant at the last minute and they were very accommodating. The food was very high quality, delicious, and where we were sitting we could see the kitchen working which was great.
The food at Kisume is delicious and the presentation of each dish is beautiful. Sadly we were served by a waitress for some of our dishes who had no idea what the sauces were that accompanied the meals which was a little odd. She sort of shrugged her shoulders and said she didn't know.
I also think there is an insufficient selection of reasonably priced wines.
Amazing, food was delicious, atmosphere was great with the right level of noise. Service could've been better but was still good. Been here a few times now and highly recommend it. Great with a group of 4-6 so you can share and enjoy the delicious menu. One of my fave restaurants in Melbourne at the moment.
Amazing food and service.
Busy location, simple decor, good lighting, very attentive service. We had the tasting menu which was interesting and very well presented.
I have been here twice now and the food is sensational. On both occasions though we ordered food that either did not arrive or was the wrong dish. Otherwise an excellent restaurant with superb food. Wine list is a tad expensive.
Just had dinner at Kisume! Everyone raves about it but I am sooo disappointed! Rushed,spillage everywhere, was elbowed out the way by a waiter, was yelled to move out the way by another and eight course degustation finished in 50 minutes! Wine came after the third course! Food was pointed out what it was by touching the box with a plastic pen from his pocket, so unhygienic . The Food was good but experience 0 out of 10. So disappointed, do not see the appeal at all. Will never return!!! I am so tired of these expensive rush you out places, we have lost the dining experience.
Food were really good and service was efficient
The tasting platter was an excellent choice. Highly recommended
We have been regular lunch and dinner guests at Kisume and Sunday’s lunch was so disappointing. The menu has changed to be very small and doesn’t reflect a fine diner of the price. The food came out in a disorderly and just plain wrong order. We shan’t be back for lunch. We will review the dinner menu before booking for dinner in the future. A real shame.
Amazing food well worth the price. Perfect vibe for a great night
Service was very poor; food was nice enough but not great value for the price.
This place was okay but very expensive.
It was a shame and perhaps I had high expectations. The lobster tempura was over cooked, however the kingfish, flathead and scampi dished were very tasty.
It was an absolutely incredible experience for my wife and I. The food was magnificent and mouth watering. We were left full at the end of the night with the generous serves. I will definitely be visiting again in the coming months.
The chef was amazing but the waitstaff were very slow and lacked attention. Had to ask multiple times for our drinks and even ended up getting charged twice for them. It was well into our first course before they even turned up.
Exceeded expectation - food is an artwork and the flavour of food outstanding! A real treat. Great atmosphere and fabulous service
The food was fantastic, we got the set menu, and every dish was great. However unfortunately the service was disappointing. I can't think of a single instance where we were approached and asked if we wanted anything, we had to flag down wait staff every time. Also two separate drink orders were lost and we had to chase them down (again, flagging down wait staff).
The food was reasonably priced for the quality, but wouldn't return.
My Boyfriend and I went here for Valentines and we thoroughly enjoyed the food and our cocktails! Everything was delicious and I don’t think there was one dish we didn’t like. I highly recommend sitting at the counter because we loved watching them make the food! Also I loved that I left the restaurant feeling loved, happy and incredibly full the amount I spent! 10/10 I loved it!
Kisume provided a culinary experience that exceeded expectations. From their kingfisher sashimi with truffle to their beef sirloin with foie grae, each dish was presented amazingly and tasted outstanding.