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Kumo Izakaya & Sake Bar

#432 of 3,341 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
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152 Lygon Street | Brunswick East, Melbourne, Victoria 3057, Australia
+61 3 9388 1505
17:00 - 23:00
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Busselton, Western Australia
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121 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After enjoying our miso and edamame we dined on a variety of different plates which were shared. The wait staff were efficient and also more than willing to make adaptions to make a vegan option. Four of us ate very well for under $100 and everyone raved about the lovely meal.

Thank Gianna_Busso
Gladstone, Queensland, Australia
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Kumo was recommended to me by a Melbourne local, so not really knowing where to eat we choose to add Kumo into our eating itinerary. It was easy to make a booking online for a Saturday night and they actually had my booking when I turned up, so off to a good start! Food was ok, we tried quite a... More 

Thank Smiffchips
Melbourne, australia
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63 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Good quality food. Menu not extensive, but has enough choice, and reasonably priced. Lots of Sake (expensive), generally drinks a bit pricey.

1 Thank abundy
Melbourne, Australia
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51 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

There have been times when I've said, no more, been here 7 times, need to change it up, yes, they can be slow and frustrating, but after 7 times, I realised to order as soon as we arrive, just the starters to get us going, works well that way. Great menu, there was a time when they were extremely busy... More 

1 Thank Maurice2c
Melbourne, Australia
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017

"My best friend is the man who in wishing me well wishes it for my sake." - Aristotle. That quote came to mind (and I apologise for the SAKE word play) :) . But it was apt as I did have some trepidation prior to eating/drinking here as i had heard some mixed reviews, so didn't know how good the... More 

1 Thank EElia2015
Greater Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017

New Years Eve.. Wasn't crowded, so service was good. King Salmon was excellent. Young Japanese waiter had difficulty understanding "salmon for two" and we received half a piece of salmon each, think he thought we meant "to share". Portions are very small, so recommend you order "sides" Finished with Sake cheesecake, popcorn, walnuts, Delicious! Unlike any Aussie cheesecake. Would go... More 

1 Thank Maree F
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

This is a great local restaurant. The food is fresh and some dishes a bit more authentic than normal. Service is very good and worth checking out if you are on this side of the city.

1 Thank Keith A
Melbourne, Australia
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72 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Visited with friends. Food was really lovely. Staff helpful. Very enjoyable evening is like to repeat.

1 Thank Susie L
Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 November 2016

Absolutely the best and most innovative Japanese cuisine in southern Australia. Have visited several times, and guests are highly impressed. Service last night (23 November) was a little rushed, due to high occupancy, but food presentation awesome. Only hiccup is a less than extensive wine list, though sake and Japanese whiskies availability is huge.

1 Thank cookie4152
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24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Just a fantastic dining experience. The scallops were the best I've ever had. I went with a friend who doesn't normally eat seafood and even she loved them. The octopus and the shrimp was great too. Really good prices and the service was excellent. The avocado dish was a little weird though and I wouldn't recommend it. It was literally... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Private Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 152 Lygon Street | Brunswick East, Melbourne, Victoria 3057, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9388 1505

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?