Sumi Open Kitchen

4.9
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92 reviews
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$41 to $100
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Japanese
We offer trust the chef set menu, 3 course $55, 4 course $65 & 6 course $90.
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
What 92 People Are Saying
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JW
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2019
Overall3Food5Service3Ambience3

Way too noisy, to the point where our waitress struggled to hear our orders. Hot and smoky and when we asked for the door to be left open we were told no but not given a reason. The food was exquisite, but sadly we won't be going back or recommending to others.

r
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

6コースをいただきました。前菜からとても美味しく、お刺身は、昆布漬けや漬けにされていたり、酢の物にアレンジされたり、とてもとても丁寧なお料理でした。天ぷらも、日本の高級店で食べているような揚がり方でした。また、副菜や佃煮なども美味でした。デザートがとても美味しく 最初から最後まで楽しい食事が出来ました。noosaに来る際には、必ず伺いたいお店です。

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RB
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We chose Sumi Open Kitchen again as a Birthday treat and once again it delivered with the addition of fine crip delicate fish tempura with asparagus . Excellent .
A combination of fine tasty delicate fare but with casualness to relax and enjoy with interaction with Giles , chef and owner , and his charming wife and very cute staff. We love it and they deserve their accolades. We will be back .

BP
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

If I lived closer to Sumi, this restaurant would be a regular haunt. The food is amazing and we really enjoyed the knowledgeable and attentive staff. We were fortunate to be seated at the counter so got to enjoy the action in the kitchen. I have already recommended Sumi to many of my friends and will definitely revisit when holidaying in Noosa.

AW
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Food was good and service was good however it was rather slow.
Overall I would still highly recommend it and we had a lovely meal and a lovely time

MN
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food using a set course menu making decisions much easier...the service, food and ambience were all impeccable!

s
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

By far some of the best food I’ve eaten in Austrailia, if you want handcrafted,locally sourced and prepared to the highest standard then GO HERE! You need to book but it’s worth it from the atmosphere to the interactive staff and chefs a win win all round!

TO
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Phenomenal 6 course degustation blew me away. I heard great things about the place and me and my girlfriend love Japanese food; but, texturally and flavour wise this was nothing short of a clinic

Giles was a legend, and was so happy to answer any questions about the food. The staff were super passionate, and attentive. Sake pairings were next level. Businesses like this aren't just a money maker, they're genuine institutions in the way they run, from changing your menu regularly and using original recipes, to the glassware and the smile on the staffs faces. So impressed. This is what dining should be.

Thank you guys, that was a cracker night.

BC
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

chef very personable, food each time we have been was excellent. with waitstaff unexpectedly absent the service was still seamless for an almost full house

MI
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous food ! Overall experience was excellent Would definitely eat here again and recommend to others.

AH
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food was unusual but fantastic. Staff were sensational.

e
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and drinks menus. Food was outstanding in every respect. Service was superb. Music was an interesting, eclectic mix. My husband thought he was in Japan. Excellent value for money. Loved it all and can't wait to return soon.

GD
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

AS
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious Japanese degustation with warm and friendly service.

MC
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Could not fault the meal or the service absolutely fantastic

a
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

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
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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
2 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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

t
Brisbane / QLD
2 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

AN
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

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
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

JP
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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!