The Chef's Table - Kuro Kisume

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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
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OT
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

What a vibe.

We had a table in front of the sushi chefs who were as talented as they were charming, we had the tasting menu, the truffle meatball was amazing and the service was great.

OT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The chef’s table provides a very intimate dining experience featuring high quality produce. It was entertaining to see a master at work.

C
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Our initial impression on entering the building was not one of being welcomed by the woman behind the high desk, very officious, not friendly. However, the girl who walked us upstairs was lovely and showed us our seat at the bar, while we waited for our 8.30pm chef's table session. We then were given just a wine list by another waitress who came back to take our order and we asked if there was a cocktail list, she went away and came back with the cocktail list and stood over us impatiently waiting for us to select our drinks. There was quite a list to read, so we asked for a little time to read over. This waitress then did not show up again to take our order, so we needed to ask a waiter could we order a drink. Once we were escorted to the private 12 seat Chef's table we could not be happier. The service was impeccable from the dining staff. The food was sensational, our fav was the octopus! Each course was beautifully presented , and the ingredients used were a taste explosion and even though there was 19 courses we did not leave feeling bloated or full. We selected the wine pairing which matched the dishes, the sommelier was generous, courteous and knowledgeable. The Chef was professional and described each dish. Definitely one of my top meals ever. Just a shame we came across a couple of blunt discourteous staff at the start of the evening. They could certainly learn how to treat diners with respect and happiness from the staff looking after the Chef's Dining Room.

OT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 2service 5ambience 5

The service and the ambiance is very good, the food is only alright, oysters are terrible(not fresh)

L
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The chef table is worth every cents. Delicious food with beautiful display. Only thing is a bit of noisy from the other part of restaurant.

EO
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hands down the best dining experience and food I’ve had in Australia.

MA
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Loved the food experience, however the premium drinks was very expensive. I don’t think it’s worth $160 p/p wouldn’t do that again.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

21st birthday

P
Melbourne / VIC
10 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

very special experience, outstanding food and service, like no other in Melbourne, very Japanese yet so the best of what is Australian, 'fusion' of the best of the world with the best of Australian, instead of sushi fish you might expect to be sourced from Japan, you get our very own local amazing sustainable produce, exquisite!

TB
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, Japanese with a twist of theatre. Set menu covers all levels of adventure. Great drink menu if you choose to go your own way.

l
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazimg service and food here. Our chef Yong was fantastic !

K
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful quality food. The chef talked about what he was serving us and where the protein was from. It's a fusion between the Japanese culture and others. Highly recommended!

NK
Melbourne / VIC
4 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

In the top ten meals I've eaten...ever. Just amazing. One of those meals where you wake up the next morning and your tongue is still delighting about the tastes from the night before. The service was first class too. Can't recommend this more highly. I'm desperately trying to find a reason to go back asap.

JV
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband chose Kisume for his birthday dinner and in his words “best meal I have ever had”! The quality of food was exceptional, the speed for each dish was on point and although a shared table felt like it was just you in the room with the chef! Wonderful experience we both enjoyed thoroughly

LN
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Top notch food and presentation at the Chef's Table. Money well spent for the high quality and level of creativity served by the Chef.
Great experience for any special occassion.

KC
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply the best omakase I have ever experienced. The food was to die for. Exquisite. And the chef was fun and entertaining.

OT
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Food was good and creative. However , it’s not traditional Japanese dishes. If you expect to have traditional Omakase (chef’s choices), you may be disappointed. Knowing it’s more like creative/fusion dishes as your expectations, you’d enjoy it.

B
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my boyfriend here for chef's table, we were very satisfied and happy with the overall experience. The food was amazing, presentation was outstanding and service was considerate and professional. We discussed coming back again and do plan to. Thank you so much for this experience. It made our night

OT
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great night with staff being very accomodating and topping it off with some tasty food

IC
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Creative dishes with excellent fresh + seasonal ingredients, great interaction with the che fand a fun experience overall

OT
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Truly extraordinary. One of the best meals of my life.

JR
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful quiet ambience with outstanding Japanese cuisine. Highly recommend

RK
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What an experience! The food was unbelievable. 19 courses of the most spectacular ingredients I have ever had. Definitely a must do.

OT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great!

AB
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delightful Omakase experience brought to life by a charming and creative chef.

JD
Melbourne / VIC
8 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was exceptional as was the service. It was also a surprisingly relaxed and enjoyable to share the table with others and watch the master chef in action. I’d highly recommend.

C
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had birthday dinner here, was great! first time having omakase
$195 pp is definitely worth it, the chef table downstairs looks really good too, would go back to try

PS
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We did the chefs table at Kisume and it was just awesome! The food was outstanding and the atmosphere was lovely. The whole experience was stunning. The wagu beef and foie gras was out of this world!!

JL
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
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.

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.

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

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

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...

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

We were blown away by the food presentation and taste

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

C
Philadelphia
16 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.

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.

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!

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.

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