Sumi Open Kitchen

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80 reviews
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$41 to $100
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Japanese
We offer trust the chef set menu,  4 course $60 & 6 course $80.
Please let us know your dietary requirements or if you have small children on booking.

We have 13 seats around a low wooden bar with views to the kitchen and 14 seats banquet.
Due to our  compact size we are able to seat 27 guests at any one time and we are unable to guarantee your request for banquet table / counter.

Our menu is updated according to seasonality and market availability of local produce.
15% surcharge will be applied to all accounts on public holidays.
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We inspire one and another with knowledge, smiles and joy.

As the name suggests Sumi Open Kitchen has nothing to hide offering a space escaping the every day grind where one can feel welcome and resolved. It's our answer to a growing interest in Japanese food.

Chef/Owner Giles Hohnen
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GD
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is a true little gem! Food outstanding! Enjoy!

AS
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious Japanese degustation with warm and friendly service.

MC
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Spectacular food and wonderful dining experience. The service was fantastic and we loved being able to see into the kitchen. Would highly recommend and would return to Noosa just to come back here!!

RR
Brisbane / QLD
3 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of the best japanese restaurants I’ve ever been to. Customer service and ambience were first class. Enjoy this little treasure in Noosa junction.

ES
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our favourite cuisine is Japanese and we weren keen to see if Sumi Open Kitchen might be a local, high-quality Japanese Restaurant on the Sunshine Coast. Sumi and Giles didn't disappoint. We sat at the bar looking into the open kitchen and watched our food being prepared. We had the 6-course menu with matching Sake. Giles is a great host and chef and made a point of serving at least one dish to each patron personally. We'll be back.

GF
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Rare to find a restaurant in Noosa that offers great food, super friendly service and top value 👍👍

s
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Could not fault the meal or the service absolutely fantastic

a
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

This is the second time we have been to Sumi Open Kitchen and it was just a good as the first time. We brought friends with us this time and they also enjoyed the meal. The flavours were amazing, the service was perfect.

JK
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Beautifully balanced food, presented in a uniquely stunning way. It was more than just a meal, it was an experience.

BR
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Just loved the whole experience. I dined with just my husband, and will definitely be coming back. Perhaps we will invite another couple, although I would like to sit at the bar next time!
The food was delicious and very fresh, and presented in a beautiful artistic manner such as you would expect from a high end Japanese restaurant.
Overall a feast for the eyes... and the palate!

LM
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My partner and I went here for dinner on the weekend and we couldn’t fault it. Lovely staff, service and the food is excellent. It is a set menu on Friday and Saturday nights so we didn’t have to make any decisions and each course was incredible. Will be back in a heartbeat.

CH
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We booked for 10 but some arrived a little late and Chef Giles was very accommodating, which we were so grateful for. What a great way to eat! Everything looks as good as it tastes and our dessert (layers of cake, homemade ice cream and sticky rice) is the BEST I have ever eaten. We loved seeing the busy kitchen and talking to Giles about our food. The wait staff were just lovely too! Great night.

DW
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food, staff, chef and drinks were amazing! Glad to see a facelift to the Noosa junction area, can’t wait to see what’s he chef Giles has in store for the future!

RB
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Sumi open kitchen is not your usual nice night out restaurant it is a complete Japanese cultural experience. . This quite humble restaurant is all about respect of both food and customers. We were seated facing the kitchen . . Everything was quietly executed . . We chose the 6 course degustation with Sake matching . It was a wonderful culinary experience. . Realised we both loved Sake especially the sweeter ones. Would we recommend . . Absolutely as they deserve a top rating of 5.

ZG
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Had a fantastic night at SUMi. Food made with love. Felt like we had been transported to Japan.

t
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Authentic Japanese food, with amazing quality and attention to details. Service is super friendly and professional. We were back in Japan, we loved every bite. Wonderful experience.

SG
Canberra / ACT
5 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is a little gem! Cosy but stylish ambience, warm hospitality & a novel take on the chef’s choice menu. Sake pairing with carefully curated courses was perfect.

MM
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food and service. Giles accomodated my request of not having fish in the set menu.

AN
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great Japanese Omakase in this hidden gem in Noosa Junction.

Giles is great Chef & host. Sumi is now a regular destination for us. Far better value than so many other restaurants in Noosa!

OT
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Birthday dinner for a 16 year old boy and his mum, as requested when we went for his brothers 22nd birthday dinner in March. We plan to keep regular bookings, always exciting and delicious food

GB
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We have eaten Japanese all over the world including Japan in Tokyo several times and we were blown away by sumi. The food is some of the best regional Japanese food and saki we have ever had. Service was fantastic too. It’s our new regular!

BB
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We hosted a book club dinner, perfect location, Giles took care of us beautifully on the night, food is amazing, staff great, so well priced, intimate and traditional, we all loved it. 10/10

GS
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful, friendly service and beautiful, authentic Japanese fare. It was also great to see the care and passion involved in the preparation, presentation and service!

PW
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was our second time at Sumi and Executive Chef Giles did not disappoint. The ‘trust the chef’ style dining allows us to relax and sit back and enjoy as each dish is revealed. Worth the drive to Noosa to dine in this intimate restaurant. The staff also are great - they don’t hover but are attentive. We will be back!

DR
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very enjoyable experience authentic, friendly and attentive service! Food flavoursome and generous

JP
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent authentic Japanese food. Chic dining room decor. Great ambience. We had a really lovely night.

MS
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We loved our experience and our dinner at Sumi Open Kitchen and already planning another visit. Thank You

K
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Sumi Open Kitchen is amazing! The food was absolutely delicious and unlike anything else you will find in Noosa. If you like delicious, authentic Japanese food, you will love Sumi Open Kitchen!

DS
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A gift voucher from my foodie sister, thankyou Jen, meant a wonderful night out at this fabulous eaterie. The food was delicious, the service excellent and meeting Giles, chef and owner, for a quick chat made the evening all the more enjoyable. The quail and the beef were agreed winners with an appreciation for the vege component of every course (we did 6). It is a small space and quite tight so neighbouring conversations intruding is inevitable but that didn't detract from the cultural experience of Japanese fine dining... interesting tastes and textures beautifully crafted and presented. Love the pretty plates, dishes, baskets and the super clean, neat and tidy open kitchen format. Thankyou Giles for the opportunity to share your passion and good luck in your unique venture! Diana and Ian.

JL
Brisbane / QLD
2 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was so beautiful and loved the staff so friendly and great service. We enjoyed our dinner and please go and dine there what a great experience we had

JS
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

The fixed menu is an interesting concept. The plus is that you get to taste different foods and flavours. The negative is that some of the courses may not be to your taste. This was certainly the case with our meal at Sumi. Overall we enjoyed the meal and the experience.

DB
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I've never eaten Japanese, and in the past, would never choose to. I was given a voucher for Sumi Open Kitchen for my birthday. Even on the afternoon, I was hesitant to go. My husband said, let's just give it a go. To say the food was outstanding is an understatement! It was delicious... Every morsel had been carefully created on each plate. Staff were brilliant! Totally recommended!

L
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely intimate atmosphere. Interaction with chef. Beautiful presentation of food. Perfect cooking. Wonderfully balanced food.

JJ
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was the best Japanese meal since we came back from Japan last year. Humble yet authentic, with attention to detail. Just what true Japanese food should be!

S
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Sumi Open Kitchen was perfectly accommodating to our needs. Food was fantastic and chefs were interactive and friendly. Tucked away, this gem is perfect for a gathering of friends over wine or just simple for a romantic date night. Thanks Sumi!

SC
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Exceptional food and service. A wonderful dining experience.

OT
Tokyo
1 review
Dined on 28 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Sumi’s Japanese food is sooooo good.

It’s more than Japanese food in Japan.

Even though I’m Japanese

I’m coming back.

p
1 review
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

After reading previous reviews we can confirm the food was excellent both in quality and presentation.
Only comment would be that if you require a more substantial meal , order the 6 course menu.

J
1 review
Dined on 21 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was our second visit to Sumi Open Kitchen and was just as wonderful as when we were holidaying in Noosa almost a year ago. Excellent food and service, intimate atmosphere and we really enjoyed watching the kitchen work their magic. The umeshu (Japanese plum wine) took me straight back to memories of Japan and was top shelf. Highly recommend.

JC
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Amazing beef would recommend will be back when we head to nossa again

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