Great food and great staff, it was definitely a fantastic experience and we will definitely return
Food was good as expected, the service is great ! Atmosphere was good!
Kingfish truffle oil exceptional.
Wine list good although some more reasonably priced cool climate Chardonnay’s would be good.
Great food, altho pricey. Great service, unpretentious and knowledgable. Great gin! (Try a Martini with their own brew.) And do try a Chablis - matches so well with the food.
We had a tasting menu and while I enjoyed some dishes (like the beef), there were some that I didn't enjoy like the gyoza/dumpling and the salmon (slightly overcooked).
The food was absolutely amazing!! We will definitely be back
Sensational food. Left selection in the hands of our skilful waiter and were not disappointed. Ell tuned out to be a highlight, as were, unexpectedly for a Japanese (or Asian) restaurant, the desserts. Thoroughly recommend as a dining experience. Save your pennies and go.
Rude and unprofessional staff mixed with overpriced food if your paying the prices they charge you expect top quality,unfortunately this was not the case.if diners a sitting at the bar we can hear every word chefs and staff say (conversations with each other about drunken weekends) an establishment like this deserves a little more professionalism
The food was terrible, $33 for 6 pieces of sushi that was over powered by wasabi. The tempura vegetable was awfully bland, so much so that we couldn’t eat it. The waiter saw the plate was full and asked if we didn’t like it and was kind enough to take it off the bill. The pork gyoza and Wagyu beef tartare was terrible.
On a positive side the cocktails and desserts were good - black sesame pana cotta and hazelnut mousse were delicious but it unfortunately wasn’t enough to save this terrible dining experience.
Over priced and tasteless!
Absolutely delish! Great service and food. And I recommend sitting at the bar so you can watch the chefs make the sushi!
Sat at the bar, seriously amazing sushi. Had a lovely night.
The only gripe that I have is that we had a 7.30pm booking for a bar table, which we later pushed to 8pm. We called the restaurant with about 2 hours notice and the staff were happy to make the change. We arrived at 8pm and there were no bar spots available and we were offered a normal table, which we declined as we wanted to try the the omakase menu. We sat at the Chablis Bar upstairs and being ravenous, ordered some edamame. The edamame didn't come out for another 40 minutes (soooo hungry). We weren't seated until 8.45pm and by then, I had a seriously hangry dining partner.
Other than that, great place and I'd go again.
Had an absolutely wonderful dinner! Usually dine there Sun lunch. Still many dishes I have not tried yet. Will for visit again.
Great dining. Super slick interior, beautiful food and great service.
Took my partner here for his birthday and it was great. Food was delicious! Service was also great however we felt we were interrupted a bit too often asking if we needed assistance. Sometimes it is best to wait for the customer to ask for help when they are ready. Not a deal breaker but another enjoyable evening.
Food was spectacular, location great, service great
pricey but you get what you pay for
My guest and I were surprisingly impressed....I say this as we did not know what to expect! We both had not read any reviews it was a random pick for a business lunch. We will be back for more social events. The food and service were wonderful. The staff very helpful and friendly...the food... WOW!!!! and presentation - beautiful!!
Our favourite Japanese, sublime food, ambiance and the best part watching the Masters at work creating such extraordinary dishes. The Chef was happy to answer questions and describe techniques. Despite being so fast paced to prepare the dishes the atmosphere is relaxed and tranquil. Just Beautiful!!
We were seated 40 minutes after our booking tine and not given any explanation of the food that was being bought to our table. The food was we good though as 2 of us had ordered different things, we didn’t know which dishes were for which people. A little disappointing.
Unfortunately we ordered two of the wrong things out of our four choices - so didn't like the food as much as we were expecting. The crab quail egg dumplings were cold, dry and hard at the edges and we didn't like the taste. Tempura prawns were good quality prawns and were pretty good. We didn't like the cauliflower mushroom side at all as the flavours were strange on the palate, however the pork maple spare ribs were good.
The wine list is exceptional though pricey. We really enjoyed our chablis.
The service was very good.
the casual dining area seems a little crammed. I ordered a bottle of wine, they took forever to bring it out, I have to remind the waiting staff twice, we were already into our second dish of the course.
We had a great time at Kisume. Great food and excellent service.
I would have to say that this has been the best Japanese cuisine I have eaten in a long while. The food was fresh and innovative. I would highly recommend to anyone looking for a beautiful meal in a lovely environment. Can't wait to go back.
Great food, nice atmosphere, good service. Had a lovely evening!
Food is very tasty and the menu has a great variety of food
Given the price you're paying, the restaurant is not up to scratch. We were seated late even though we had a reservation. We had three or four different waiters. The bar upstairs totally lacks ambiance and everyone there was waiting for a table downstairs. The food is very expensive for what it is and no better than any other Japanese restaurant. Suggest you try elsewhere!
Fantastic! Have now been four times since it opened. It is on the pricer end but definitely worth it for date nights and special occasions. Really enjoyed it the last time we visited as it was for two birthdays and the staff were an absolute delight. Helped make our night more enjoyable.
This was a surprise for my husband birthday. He had been wanting to have dinner at Kisume for a long time and was so delighted that this was his present.
The restaurant lived up to its reputation .
It was so fantastic- the food was superb- the staff were very friendly ,helpful and attentive.
A memorable night.
I was impressed with the imaginative food presentation and the friendly service.
I was MOST unimpressed with the surcharge on my DEBIT card, surely this is illegal? It totally destroyed the evening it demonstrated a "squeeze the pips" attitude by the management which frankly is just plain greedy. I will not be returning or recommending it to anyone. In a word....Sad
Amazing food and wine!!! We booked last minute and the food and wine did not disappoint. Service was excellent and food/wine recommendations on point!
Stunning food and atmosphere coupled with great service.
I t was a friend’s 50 th birthday lunch ...when booking was asked if it was a special occasion said yes but I was surprised that no special dessert came out...felt disappointed but apart from that food and service was excellent
Couldn't believe how fabulous everything about Kisume was.
6 of us went for a birthday which included a coeliac and a vegetarian and the staff were very accommodating and helpful when selecting a beautiful array of food.
It was impossible to pick a favourite dish and the desserts where a stand out.
Great presentation of food, unusual combinations and good flavours, friendly service, but a bit expensive for me, if you are used to paying generously for your meals out then its probably not too bad.
Friendly service, excellent food. Great experience.
great food and location
Substandard food. Ordered 2 Sashimi/Tataki, salmon roll, pork ribs and salad. Tatakis were over powered by passionfruit and the tuna one was cut into size of ice cubes. Pork ribs were boiled and chewy, tough and not soft fall off the bone advertised by the waiter. The salmon roll was a joke, a fingernail of salmon with portion. All this for over $80 per head. Don't do it.
Value for money just wasn’t there. If you want to charge like nobu, kokos for example expect to have the product and service that comes with that. Waitering staff quite disorganized and not confident, especially with what they are serving. Room for improvement. Quality of food was great but that’s about it.
We had a gorgeous meal here - not cheap but well worth it!
the food here is modern, exquisite and very tasty. The service is also no fuss, attentive and very helpful. We had a lovely time there.
I took my wife here for our "date" night. good food, service and great atmosphere. we really enjoyed ourselves. I think the only downside was the value, overpriced for what it was. $15 for an asahi, come on!