Find us in the heart of Flinders Lane, a stones throw from Flinders Street Station and Federation Square, and discover three levels of dining. Our modern sushi bar and restaurant sit in the basement and ground floor, while Kuro Kisumé sits discreetly on the first level. Kuro, our most bespoke experience, encompasses The Table, two private dining rooms, an elegant Chablis bar and Winewall specially-curated by Philip Rich.
Thu–Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm
172-192 Flinders Street
Wilson Parking Lot:
128 Flinders Lane
Tram stop 11 City Square/Swanston Street
Tram stop 13 Federation Square/Swanston Street
Everything that we ordered was wonderful and cook to perfection. We loved it so much that we came back the next day and try other menu items!
Amazing service and staff went above and beyond. The food was incredible and affordable. Four of us went for the dinner service, two of us ordered the 10 course omakase and two of us ordered the tasting menu. Both were amazing and would definitely come back again if we were back in Melbourne.
Great night celebrating my 28th anniversary. I will book the private function room next time. The Front of house staff went out of their way to make the night memorable. Love your work.
I don’t understand the point of making a reservation for an anniversary for 8:30 when we aren’t taken to our seats for more than an hour and begin to actually eat closer to 10pm. The floor staff were disorganised and had no idea what was going on. In their defence they did try to make up for it with some gyoza and a dessert on the house but the damage was done. Our night was frustrating and we left disappointed.
It was great. The venue downstairs lacked a bit of atmosphere
I booked on line, received a confirmation, then on the day of the booking an email arrived telling me the restaraunt had cancelled my booking.
A staff member called after our booked time to enquire why we weren't there, I told her about the email which she could see had been sent. She said it was a computer error, apologissed and left it at that.
Went for a birthday celebration and had the tasting menu. I specifically wrote the type of celebration as a "birthday celebration" and even confirmed I with the management of kisume when I arrived. However, the dessert came and it says "happy anniversary" instead of "happy birthday".
They also forgot to provide us with plates and cutlery when we arrived and forgot about our soy sauce for the sushi box.
Overall the kingfish sashimi and the four grass tenderloin were the highlights, but the gyoza was nothing special and the cucumber tataki was disappointing as well.
We were taken back by how classy, elegant the place was- perfect setting, balanced atmosphere- loved the music. We were well- received, staff were friendly, informative and professional. The food was ...on point. Perfect place for romantic, classy girls night-out or self-reward dinner.
Highly recommend to anyone to visit and awaken their palate
Amazing, food, drink and service. Would definitely recommend.
Loved everything about it! Food delish, service the best !
Service was friendly, attentive and warm. The food was the standout though, as well as a beautiful atmosphere with a busy yet peaceful vibe, so perfect for a romantic evening. Loved it.
Food was amazing, cocktails out of this world. Staff were very helpful and attentive. Waygu beef was a bit disappointing portion size to cost but overall amazing.
We had the tasting menu with added sushi. Beautifully presented and very tasty.
We were sitting in-front of the sink and when the chef was washing his hands the water splashed on our face, our hands and food. Everything was alright until this happened. It was nice to watch them doing all the process but the hygiene! Please, this action ruins my date because my boyfriend is very hygienic and he later complained to me about this and he blame it on me why did I choose to eat here.
Beautiful food with show stopping service.
Food was creative, well presented and taste awesome. Combinations of ingredients were perfect and the taste subtle and yet made a difference. The waitress who attended to us was very pleasant and sweet. Unfortunately, we did not get her name.
A special credit must be given to Chef Sam. His creations were out of this world.
Innovative Japanese food executed very very well-kingfish was fantastic-must be Hiramasa
Very good service and amazing ambiance
My favourite Japanese restaurant in Melbourne and imo the best one! Menu us outstanding as well as the wine list! Staff is excellent and the overall atmosphere is perfect for a date night or a catch up with friends! I can't wait to visit Kisume again!
Fantastic first time meal experience for our special occassion. Food was exceptional and the setting was as expected. A must try for all foodies and lovers of Japanese cuisine.
For Chinese tourists or Bogans with Bucks. This 3 storey Hell is a Food Hall w tiny (interesting and tasty) portions (to be shared?) that kills your appetite. It's not a Japanese restaurant, it's a grotesque cash grab.
Recommended by friends. Food was nice but overpriced as was the wine list. I wouldn’t go back in a hurry. We prefer Supernormal hands down. Waiting staff were great.
We really enjoyed Kisumé. The food was delicious, and the service was great, making the overall experience a great one. Highly recommend it for those who love Japanese food.
Excellent service and food - a little pricey for some "basic' items like edamame etc
Really enjoyable time at Kisume. Greated by very friendly and knowledgable staff. Great food and atmosphere. It is undoubtedly holding a good reputation for a reason.
Visiting from Sydney
Second time at Kisume and certainly will not be the last
The food is great and the ambiance is very good
No overwhelmingly loud background music
You can actually speak with your friends without using sign language or a megaphone
Everything in perfect balance
Very enjoyable experience
Really fantastic dining experience. The food was spectacular, and arrived quickly and purposefully.
A great meal, every dish was just amazing.
We ordered a few things from the menu and were totally satisfied. There was a little mishap with our order, but management sorted it out pretty quickly and were generous to comp us a couple of desserts.
Overall, a great experience and meal.
Booked for a late lunch/early dinner before a 6pm show. They did acknowledge the notes made in the booking which was super cool, they wished my girlfriend a happy birthday, presented her with a chocolate engraved plate which was special and asked about our show also. Food was incredible. Wait staff were attentive and pleasant. We did the $88 tasting menu. Amazing flavours and we were more than full leaving. Cant wait to take my husband back here for a romantic dinner.
One of the best toro I had tasted in Melbourne. Service is outstanding.
We had the Omakase set menu at the bar. Excellent service, friendly staff, excellent quality of fresh fish. It is not cheap. We would come back again for a special occasion.
Great food, great service, comfortable, ambience perfect for a date. Memorable night out. Happy customers.
Our dinner exceeded our expectations. We will be back.
Great vibe, stylish decor. Most importantly, delicious food presented well.
A very disappointing second visit with second rate service. I do not think it deserves another booking.
Absolutely loved the food and service was excellent. My only complaint is the unisex toilets. I walked in to be confronted by a guy at the toilet with his cubicle open ! Just not what one wants to see. Sorry call me old fashioned but have asked many female friends and none want to share bathrooms with men.
Really creative food. Even for those used to japanese cuisine. Really nice fit out.
Great ambience, loving the tasting menu. Lovely staffs and excellent service. Totally recommended!
We arrived early for our booking and thankfully the restaurant was able to accommodate us. We ordered the 15piece nigiri omasake and a bottle of sake. Had to remind two waiters to check on our bottle of sake and it was served only 2 dishes into our omasake which caused a bumpy start to an otherwise delicious dinner.
Our chef was polite and amicable, sharing a little bit of insight for each dish and the origins of the fish used.
The waiting staff lacked attentiveness and seemed more eager to serve some other patrons though. We hope this had nothing to do with appearances as we were not dressed to the nines.
We would definitely recommend Kisume for its inventive use of ingredients and wide variety of fresh fish.