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Kisume, Melbourne, AU-VIC

Kisume

4.4
4.4
1203 Reviews
$41 to $100
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.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    Japanese, Sushi, Seafood
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Wed, Sun 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm & 5:00 pm –10:00 pm Thu–Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm & 5:00 pm –11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (03) 9671 4444
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Private party facilities
    Kuro Kisumé offers 2 private dining rooms “Kiko” and “Hanako” that can accommodate up to 16 guests per room. These rooms can also be joined to accommodate larger groups. The private dining rooms are available for lunch and dinner 7 days a week including public holidays (except Christmas Day). We can also cater for special such as breakfast meetings or late night private events.
  • Private party contact
    Sarah Dungey: (03) 9671 4444
  • Neighborhood
    Melbourne CBD
  • Cross street
    Russell Street
  • Parking details
    Wilson Parking Lot:<br />172-192 Flinders Street<br /><br />Wilson Parking Lot: <br />128 Flinders Lane
  • Public transit
    290m from Flinders Street Station<br />Tram stop 11 City Square/Swanston Street <br />Tram stop 13 Federation Square/Swanston Street
  • Entertainment
    Located in buzz of Flinders Lane, Melbourne's premier restaurant district between Russell and Swanston Streets, Kisumé is the perfect destination to visit before or after an event. The Regent Theatre is parallel to Kisumé on Collins Street, the Arts Centre and NGV are both less than a 10 minute walk away. Kino Cinemas sits just over Russell Street off Flinders Lane and the Princess Theatre is a short stroll up to the Paris End of the city. With all day dining from 11:30am, Kisumé is flexible to your timeframe, just let your waiter now your show time.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,203 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.4
4.4 based on all time ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

1,203 Reviews
  1. DeeC

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic way to celebrate a birthday, staff are great, food is exceptional, as it has been every time I visited.

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  2. GaryW

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    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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  3. MonizeD

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2020

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    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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  4. CATRIONAP

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 5, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely top quality food. The nigiri and sashimi were exceptional.

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  5. Daniel

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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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  6. SamC

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    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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  7. YoshiA

    Melbourne

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really good venue, beautiful food and very friendly staff.

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  8. GigiH

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    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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  9. BernardC

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    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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  10. Meichan

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    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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  11. PeterS

    Melbourne

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2020

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    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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  12. TPTT

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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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  13. SR93

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good. Enjoyed the food immensely. Attentive service and quality wine!

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  14. Rachel

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was amazing. Presented really well and good service. Felt the wine was quite pricey.

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  15. DeborahS

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 29, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    You will find exceptional service and relaxed atmosphere with mouth watering food

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  16. Lenny

    Melbourne

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    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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  17. IreneA

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 28, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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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  18. Leadaka

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 27, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious clean food. The wagyu beef is to die for!

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  19. TenielleR

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food, cocktails, the staff - everything was amazing

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  20. Lyle

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 27, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great showcase of japanese dining! Also great cocktails and wine avaliable.

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  21. MadeleineF

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing experience loved the atmosphere and the chefs menu was a treat

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  22. MinM

    London

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Each time I come here, I love it, and the food, service and drinks are impeccable.

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  23. BrookeW

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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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  24. Monica

    Melbourne

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2020

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    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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  25. VivB

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    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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  26. HaneeK

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food overall! Just wished there were more sushis served as those were amazing.

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  27. Melbifoodi

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing. Second time of visiting. Fresh and tasty looking forward to next time.

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  28. AnitaT

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a fantastic experience. We will absolutely return.

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  29. Alberto

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Good quality food, overpriced relative to food quality, experience and service level

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  30. MuratB

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food is amazing and the service is top class made with fresh quality ingredients.

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  31. NickB

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great night. Fantastic service great food would recommend and will be back again.

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  32. Kimberley

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The sashimi and nigiri was incredible, as were the desserts. Other courses excellent too.

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  33. Josie

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious and the service was very professional.

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  34. isa123

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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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  35. Anna

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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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  36. JaeinP

    Tasmania

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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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  37. ChristieS

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love Kisume, it’s our first choice, when ever we visit Melbourne.

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  38. Kimberly

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food, fresh seasonal produce and great service.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Bridal shower Good food and atmosphere- first meal after lockdown!

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  40. Tara

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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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175 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, AU-VIC 3000

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Russell Street
  • Neighborhood
    Melbourne CBD
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Wed, Sun 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm & 5:00 pm –10:00 pm Thu–Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm & 5:00 pm –11:00 pm
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    Japanese, Sushi, Seafood
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Wilson Parking Lot:<br />172-192 Flinders Street<br /><br />Wilson Parking Lot: <br />128 Flinders Lane
  • Public transit
    290m from Flinders Street StationTram stop 11 City Square/Swanston Street Tram stop 13 Federation Square/Swanston Street
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Entertainment
    Located in buzz of Flinders Lane, Melbourne's premier restaurant district between Russell and Swanston Streets, Kisumé is the perfect destination to visit before or after an event. The Regent Theatre is parallel to Kisumé on Collins Street, the Arts Centre and NGV are both less than a 10 minute walk away. Kino Cinemas sits just over Russell Street off Flinders Lane and the Princess Theatre is a short stroll up to the Paris End of the city. With all day dining from 11:30am, Kisumé is flexible to your timeframe, just let your waiter now your show time.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (03) 9671 4444
  • Private party facilities
    Kuro Kisumé offers 2 private dining rooms “Kiko” and “Hanako” that can accommodate up to 16 guests per room. These rooms can also be joined to accommodate larger groups. The private dining rooms are available for lunch and dinner 7 days a week including public holidays (except Christmas Day). We can also cater for special such as breakfast meetings or late night private events.
  • Private party contact
    Sarah Dungey: (03) 9671 4444
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