The Chef's Table - Kuro Kisume

4.8
50 reviews
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$101 and over
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Japanese
The Chef’s Table. 12 exclusive seats, one ultimate experience.

Put yourself in the hands of our master chef and experience our take on Omakase. A creative and intimate journey built on seasonality, drawing on Australia’s rich natural produce from land to sea.

The Chef’s Table seats up to 12 guests. The multi course Omakase menu is priced at $195 per person, with optional beverage pairings available.

The Chef’s Table is a communal dining experience, for exclusive bookings please contact events@kisume.com.au
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Japanese
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Hours of operation
Lunch
Fri–Sun 12:30 pm–3:00 pm
Dinner
Tue–Thu 7:00 pm–10:00 pm
Fri, Sat 6:00 pm–8:30 pm
Fri, Sat 8:30 pm–11:00 pm
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Phone number
(03) 9671 4444
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Neighborhood
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Parking details
Wilson Parking Lot:
172-192 Flinders Street

Wilson Parking Lot:
128 Flinders Lane
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Public transit
290m from Flinders Street Station
Tram stop
Additional
Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Wine
What 50 People Are Saying
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JL
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was a beautiful experience. Every piece of sushi was lovingly made. I liked the innovative take. Some purists might frown on it, but this makes it special to Melbourne.

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NL
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Girlfriend found this place on both Social Media and through adverts and such. We went while on a short weekend to Melbourne, and I will say, that the Omakase that they provide is amazing. The food on the night was a 19 course menu, each meal tasting unique from one another. All the food served on the night was prepared and made to eat in front of us. A very friendly as well as a very knowledgeable chef, providing an explanation for each meal prepared for us.

If you are after a fun dining experience with some fantastic Japanese Omakase, this is definitely the place to book and try out. The price for the dining experience was dear but I would say, the experience, the company as well as the great food is worth every cent.

I highly recommend this to those who are interested in a good Omakase experience and want to have a good evening out with partners/friends.

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PM
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Food was good, however there were simply too many sushi dishes. Something like 13-15 of the total 19 dishes were sushi. Receiving hot or fried dishes were a godsend but then after straight back into the sushi.
Also too much wasabi was used, overpowering the flavors of the dish and it was used on at least half of all meals.
Too much used on singular dishes and overall throughout the night as a whole

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JL
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Fabulous venue and a great experience. We did the chefs table with matching wines and it was all lovely. My only caveat would be to be aware that there’s a lot of sushi. I think we worked out that 14 of the 19 courses were sushi, had there been a bit more variety eg there was a broth and a small tart, I’d have given 5 stars across the board

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G
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

ONE OF THE BEST FOOD EXPERIENCES I HAVE HAD! tHE QUALITY WAS AMAZING AND THE SERVICE WAS TOO. tHE ONLY COMMENTS I WILL MAKE IS THAT THE THEATRE THAT IS SHOWN IN THE INSTAGRAM VIDEOS WAS A BIT DIFFERENT TO THE ACTUAL THEATRE OF THE NIGHT. BUT NOT IN A BAD WEAY...

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MD
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We were blown away by the food presentation and taste

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TQ
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ate at the Chef's Table, omakase style. Was SUPER impressed by every single item. Mind blown. Would definitely recommend to anyone that loves Japanese cuisine to try this place. I've eaten at many 3 and 2 hat restaurants and this place takes number 1 on my list

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C
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

There was a slight delay of 30 minutes before we were seated, however, once the Chef’s Table experience started, it was outstanding. The chef’s creativity really shines through.

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MS
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional food coupled with exceptional service. I would highly recommend, it is worth the hefty price tag.

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EH
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We absolutely loved the Chef’s Table experience! Amazing meal, amazing night. Worth every penny!

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T
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great experience. From service to food, everything was amazing. The only thing was we were celebrating our friend’s birthday and would be great if restaurant can organise a birthday celebration like wrtie a msg on the dessert plate and etc to be more memorable. Apart from that, everything was enjoyable.

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SH
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding. Highly recommended. Joshua was great. Thank you for such a wonderful experience and delicious food

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CC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The concept was excellent as was the interaction with the head chef who prepared the food in fron of us.
The food was spectacular with a heavy emhasis on seafood that night.
The matching wine and/or sake was excellent (just misisng a big red).
The seating was a bit of fun with some interaction with other guests.

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AL
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The evening consists of 19 delectable courses served by an entertaining chef to a private room of 12 guests over 3 hours. The food was creative, perfectly balanced, beautifully presented and will transcend you to culinary heaven. The Chef’s Table at Kisume has become my favourite restaurant and I will definitely be back multiple times!

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DG
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply stunning, the food and the service was sensational. Thank you

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PY
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Nice presentation of food by the chef in front of your eyes. Ingredients were careful plan to bring out its best flavour. Funky fusion Japanese meals full of surprises. Used quite a lot of local produce which is nice. Funny chef Lee continue to entertain his guess while preparing the dishes. Good option of wine and sake pairing . Reasonable price for wine pairing.

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GO
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a brilliant time - excellent food, great service, great ambience.

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AW
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The chef's food was amazing but also his interaction with the guest was enjoyable as well. Top food, great ambience, excellent service. Defiantly would be coming back.

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OT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Felt like we went on a trip to Japan! Exquisite dining experience

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SS
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was fantastic and the service was just as good

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OT
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We loved our experience at The Table at Kuro Kisume. The chef was very personable and created a relaxed atmosphere. He prepared some really beautiful dishes and added theatre to many of the courses which added excitement. The food was all absolutely delicious, we loved every dish. The sommelier Kieran was excellent too. We was professional and knowledgeable and was very attentive and friendly. Maybe just slightly overpriced but only in comparison to other places like Attica. Needless to say we did really love Kisume though and would highly recommend it.

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JT
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chef was great and super friendly
Had great banter and service staff also excellent

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SS
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best experiences that I have had at a Chef's Table. The food and wine list was amazing

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PM
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

This is an amazing restaurant the philosophy of food is refreshing and definitely hits the mark.

My only criticism is that the service in the Chablis Bar was slow and made one feel a little uncomfortable.

However once at the chefs table everything was perfect.

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MD
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

OMG the beef and desserts were out of this world epic!!!

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AT
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Kuro Kisume's The Table was a fantastic experience. The set up, the food, the chef and the ambiance were all top notch. One of the best dining experiences I have had. Although more on the pricier side, the food did not disappoint and everyone has left content and satisfied.

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JC
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Complete different experience to Minimishima however still retain some traditions of the Kaiseki idiom. Chef is highly knowledgeable in all the ingredients and methods used for cooking and not afraid to share them when asked.

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Caribbean
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing presentation of each dish, great chef, interesting conversation with other guests
Very different menu from any other Japanese restaurant we ever dined in

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TK
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a seat at "The Table" with 11 other people. The place was very comfortable, well presented and had great food.

You can get good food at many restaurants but the interaction with the chef sets this place above others. Sharing the story and hearing the chef's inspiration behind each dish adds to the overall experience.

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CL
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We did the food and wine match was provided an interesting and broad selection of beverages. We thought the wine match was expensive given that some glasses need to last more than one course.
It was an enjoble experience with high quality well presented and innovative cuisine, recommend for foodies with deep pockets.
Service was excellent

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M
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A beautiful menu with some amazing flavours (including fresh wasabi!), delivered with charm and good humour by the chef. There was an extensive drinks menu and John, the Sommelier, did an amazing job matching some lovely sake to compliment the different courses.
Don't expect a quite romantic meal . On the pricey end but an outstanding rating well deserved!

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KS
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Hi, having dined numerous times downstairs and been totally wowed by the food and flair of the chefs, I brought 5 associates to The Table to impress the pants off them. It was overall underwhelming in comparison. The food service was far too rushed, especially considering the wine matches.
We had to ask for service to slow down. We really felt rushed out of there. Following lunch we continued our celebrations at the Chablis Bar, after ordering a $350 bottle we were then told we had half an hour to vacate the area. This was a little rude considering our bill exceeded $3000. We will return to Kisume, but not necessarily to The Table unless we have it exclusively with a bigger group perhaps. Thank you for the opportunity to review our experience. Kris

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OT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Welcoming restaurant staff; brilliant, knowledgeable and generous chef; excellent food. Kisume sets a high standard in showcasing high quality Australian produce cooked superbly. A memorable experience in all ways - particularly as Chef Moon presented us with an anniversary gift of his special wasabi grater. We appreciated Kisume honouring our lunch arrangement despite cancellations by other people. Indeed having the table and chef to ourselves provided a memorable and hard to top experience. Our only quibble was that the bar staff in the Chablis Bar were unsure whether to offer us a drink or assume that we were only there to kill time until lunch at 12:30. We received a drinks menu and then nothing... the waiter disappeared. I think your sommelier later realised that we had not ordered any drinks and fixed the issue promptly. The same waiter later served us through lunch, and his service then was impeccable - so perhaps it was all due to confusion caused by us showing up half an hour earlier than expected.
Thank you again, and our special thanks to Chef Moon and Kisume staff for making our anniversary a memorable one. We will certainly return as the food and experience is well worth repeating.
Regards
Ann

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Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. The food and service were outstanding and the interaction with the chef made for a fun and interesting evening. They've taken the model of kaiseki with a commitment to Australian only sourced product. Apart from the NT they had sourced for our menu product from every state in Australia. If you like Japanese cuisine and want a fine dining experience without the stuffiness that sometimes comes with that then you'll enjoy The Table at Kisume.

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P
Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely easily 5 star. Such an intimate service we were made to feel very special and the food experience was like no other. Amazing ambience, the service from waiters was personal and subtle and chef moon was so amazing to watch and hear from, what a treat from an amazing chef. Bucket list ticked.

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T
Melbourne / VIC
8 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An outstanding evening and a spectacular dinner, thanks to the super entertaining and masterful chef Moon Kyungsoo.

The amount of thought, and effort that has gone into the menu for each evening is quite tremendous and shows. Chef Moon Kyungsoo has gone to great lengths to scour Australia to find the highest quality ingredients demanded of Japanese dining, produced fresh, within Australia itself. From Wasabi to Green Abalone, David Blackmore's 9+ Wagyu to Tuna Belly, the focus is not just on preserving the spirit of Japanese cuisine and the ingredients it demands - but the freshness too.

That is only half of it though, through his humour and personality, the meal is brought to life. Course after course is prepared and presented on some of the most imaginative and innovative cutlery - each in itself a piece of art, optimised to accentuate the dish presented upon it.
There is nothing here for r/WeWantPlates though - all of the cutlery is entirely practical while being beautiful. A balance so many forget in their desperate ambition of Instagram fame.

I didn't mention the drinks? They were amazing too. Cocktails were perfectly balanced. Hot Sake was amazing. The service to keep the booze flowing was A+. Prices for drinks were beyond reasonable too. I'm not a wine-o, so no comments here as we didn't get any. They have an amazing array of the world's very best though, so I'm sure you will not be disappointed if this is your poison.

Chef Moon Kyungsoo shared during the meal that the Japanese eat food in three ways:
1) With their eyes
2) With their nose
3) and finally with their Mouth.

Indeed, it was a feast for all three.

Do yourself a favour, go.

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KB
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An absolutely divine evening with a down to earth, friendly, fun and knowledgeable chef. An incredible evening that sent tingles through all my senses and feeling totally inspired.

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OT
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding Kaiseki Experience!

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Melbourne / VIC
12 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience. The food and ingredients were amazing, showcasing the best meat, seafood and other ingredients Australia has to offer. Definitely going back

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OT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I recon it's the best Japnese cuisine in Melbourne

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