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Kumo Izakaya & Sake Bar

#429 of 3,150 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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152 Lygon Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
17:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Melbourne, Australia
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55 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

Thank Susie L
Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank cookie4152
Level Contributor
24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Thank melbournefoodie1100
Perth, Australia
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Dishes were delicious, Great Atmosphere, Dishes are a bit on the small side, particularly the Pork Belly. Shishmi Yum. 4 People couple of drinks each and some saki $280 total

Thank AlexBaldivis
Melbourne, Australia
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Our group was celebrating a successful event. They'd been here three years in a row, my first time. More kinds of sake than I've ever seen. We had 8 bottles of sparkling sake between us all. Service was fantastic, food was wonderful. I had gyoza, tempura prawns & veggies, edamame, king fish, and green tea ice cream for dessert, it... More 

Thank tathraSt
Sydney Australia
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Really enjoyed the food, atmosphere and service - the sashimi was great and the desserts very satisfying. We will definitely be coming back

Thank Kiwi_farmer81
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

My wife and I weren't the only ones who seemed disappointed with the slow service and lack of concern from staff tonight. And it was a Saturday night. The family seated opposite us left an hour into arriving because only a plate of vegetables was served to them. They weren't too happy. We don't blame them. Another group of 4... More 

Thank ASMR C
Melbourne, Australia
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Kumo dishes up fantastic Japanese fare, in an elegant setting that's great for kids as well as couples. The izakaya style menu is designed for sharing but if you can't decide, there is an omakase set menu (chef decides). The sashimi is super fresh, and the fried chicken one of the best. Sher wagyu might be served with turned vegetables... More 

Thank DanTeo75
Warrandyte, Australia
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114 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

This experience was just OK. Not all of us were happy with the choice of restaurant. The food was quite good, but they just didn't get their timing right with delivery of food to the table. Service was fair.

Thank Jim K
Brunswick, Australia
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113 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Had dinner and tried nearly all vegetarian options to share. The food is tasty, portions perhaps a bit small, so order more than you think enough, but the dishes are clever, original and you can tell they put thought in the menu. Service was fast, friendly and maybe a bit too present and 'on it', but that's still better than... 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
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible
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, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne
  • Phone Number: 03-9388-1505

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