Kisume

4.4
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1199 Reviews
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$41 to $100
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Japanese
Kisumé, a pure obsession with beauty - is a contemporary experience that’s built on duality. It’s where the traditionalist and the modern artist meet. Our cuisine draws on the purity of Japanese food culture and injects it with a uniquely Australian sensibility. Here, each visit will be different from the last: Kisumé is a journey that constantly evolves.

Find us in the heart of Flinders Lane, a stones throw from Flinders Street Station and Federation Square, and discover three levels of dining. Our modern sushi bar and restaurant sit in the basement and ground floor, while Kuro Kisumé sits discreetly on the first level. Kuro, our most bespoke experience, encompasses The Table, two private dining rooms, an elegant Chablis bar and Winewall specially-curated by Philip Rich.
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4.4
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DeeCee
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic way to celebrate a birthday, staff are great, food is exceptional, as it has been every time I visited.

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GaryW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

All dishes were average and somewhat not thought through in terms of palate experience. The beef sauce was overpowering and extremely rich while the miso soup had very minimal taste. The sushi in the board already had premixed washabi which was very unthoughtful of anyone not Loki g washabi and very unlike Japanese tradition.

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MonizeD
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2020
Overall2food5service3ambience3

Even though we had two hrs to dine in, we felt rushed from the start. We spent $500 in an hr. Within an hr they fed us the entire menu and pretty much rushed us out of the door.

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CATRIONAP
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely top quality food. The nigiri and sashimi were exceptional.

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Daniel
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good all round, food was fresh and delicious. Wine list was great, Sommelier was very helpful and selected a cracking Chablis, and overall very pleasant evening.

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SamC
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good food and service however I have been a few times in the space of a year or so and the variety in the dishes could slightly improve. Portion sizes for banquet definitely on the smaller side.

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YoshiA
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good venue, beautiful food and very friendly staff.

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GigiH
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I was overall very happy. My waiter was fantastic although we did order the truffle mushroom rice to add onto the banquet which we did not receive. We were not charged for it just a bit disappointing cause we were really looking forward to it. And by the time we realised we had already gotten our dessert so it was too late to ask for it by then. Apart from that it was great just a bit annoying that he sold it to us and my dinner companion was extremely looking forward to it.

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BernardC
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

the waiter spilled soy sauce on me when taking away the starter dish for the omakase course. Didn’t want to cause a scene or get anyone in trouble, we kept quiet, but please be mindful. thank you! awesome omakase course as usual, thank you to our chef

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Meichan
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

日本食とフレンチがうまく混じりあいとても美味しかったです。西京味噌スープ、ほたての握り、デザートは感動でした。

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PeterS
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Tables didn't get cleaned between guests, our table was dirty. The cutlery was placed directly on the dirty table. Was rather disappointing in light of COVID-19, spoiled the experience.

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TPTT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kisume is a beautiful place. From the moment we walked in, we were greeted with such friendly service. Every dish served to us was delightful, well-balanced and delicious. Thank you for this experience. We had a great night!

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SR93
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good. Enjoyed the food immensely. Attentive service and quality wine!

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RachelH
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was amazing. Presented really well and good service. Felt the wine was quite pricey.

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DeborahS
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

You will find exceptional service and relaxed atmosphere with mouth watering food

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Lenny
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The set menu at Kisume was delicious. Each course was light and tasty and the dessert in particular was superb. With 5 small courses it was not too much- just right!

We were in a corner near the guy organising tables so it wasnt my favourite spot. We should have stayed downstairs where the ambiance is a bit more open.

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IreneA
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating two very special birthdays and the food and service was outstanding. The only thing I would like to mention is the temperature in the restaurant was very cold and we did not take our jackets off. We also had an issue with the bill at the end of the night where the prepaid voucher was not applied and our credit card was overcharged

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Leadaka
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious clean food. The wagyu beef is to die for!

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TenielleR
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, cocktails, the staff - everything was amazing

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Lyle
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great showcase of japanese dining! Also great cocktails and wine avaliable.

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MadeleineF
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience loved the atmosphere and the chefs menu was a treat

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BrookeW
Brisbane / QLD
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience at Kisume was amazing from beginning to end. We did a set menu and each course was delicious. The service was on point and each server was knowledgeable about the food and drink menu.

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Monica
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Food was very cold and not fresh. It was not worth the money we spent. We felt rushed to eat and leave straight away

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VivB
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Kisume is a very relaxing experience with excellent food. For it's price point it is up against the very best in Melbourne. We enjoyed the food and the drinks but the service was not great, lacking in pretty basic energy and charisma.
I didn't feel like the price was a reflection of the experience but in these tricky times it is difficult to be too critical.

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HaneeK
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food overall! Just wished there were more sushis served as those were amazing.

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AdiH
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing. Second time of visiting. Fresh and tasty looking forward to next time.

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AnitaT
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a fantastic experience. We will absolutely return.

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Alberto
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience1

Good quality food, overpriced relative to food quality, experience and service level

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MuratB
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is amazing and the service is top class made with fresh quality ingredients.

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NickB
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night. Fantastic service great food would recommend and will be back again.

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Kimberley
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The sashimi and nigiri was incredible, as were the desserts. Other courses excellent too.

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Josee
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and the service was very professional.

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isa123
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great atmosphere and staff with very great tasting food however the sign for the entrance should be clearer because i totally thought the door was an emergency fire exit

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Anna
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kisume is one of my favourite. It's like the go to place for all my special occasions. The quality of the food is unparalleled elsewhere. Every dish has so much personal touch and there's simply nothing I don't like on their menu. You get what you pay for.

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JaeinP
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was exceptional and they seemed to be trying hard to bring the business back to normal. I would definitely come back.

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ChristieS
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Kisume, it’s our first choice, when ever we visit Melbourne.

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Kimberly
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, fresh seasonal produce and great service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Bridal shower
Good food and atmosphere- first meal after lockdown!

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vipTara
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I couldn't think of a better way to break our isolation than with a meal at Kisume. Their set menu is fantastic & the way they have managed to implement the social distancing rules while still creating an amazing vibe/ambience was super impressive. Service above & beyond as usual. Highly recommend!

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AndrewG
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautifully presented food with excellent service. Amongst the best sushi in Melbourne with modern Japanese dishes.

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Kisume is rated 4.4 stars by 1199 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.