Sumi Open Kitchen
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.
Reservations of 7 or more guests please contact us directly on 07 5447 3270
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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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 .
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.
Had a fantastic night at SUMi. Food made with love. Felt like we had been transported to Japan.
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.
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.
Amazing food and service. Giles accomodated my request of not having fish in the set menu.
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!
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
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!
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
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!
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!
Very enjoyable experience authentic, friendly and attentive service! Food flavoursome and generous
Excellent authentic Japanese food. Chic dining room decor. Great ambience. We had a really lovely night.
We loved our experience and our dinner at Sumi Open Kitchen and already planning another visit. Thank You
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!
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.
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
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.
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!
Lovely intimate atmosphere. Interaction with chef. Beautiful presentation of food. Perfect cooking. Wonderfully balanced food.
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!
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!
Exceptional food and service. A wonderful dining experience.
Sumi’s Japanese food is sooooo good.
It’s more than Japanese food in Japan.
Even though I’m Japanese
I’m coming back.
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.
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.
Amazing beef would recommend will be back when we head to nossa again
I will recommend to everyone! Fantastic food, value, theatre and service
Absolutely delicious food, so much work goes into every mouthful
Amazing enthusiastic chef and crew. I would recommend a bar seat in front of the kitchen as the cooking process is like a chamber orchestra in action. Recommend their tofu.
Wonderful venue, wonderful staff, wonderful food. Incredible experience.
Amazing food, excellent whiskeys and top notch service.
Highly recommended checking it out for your self.
Will definitely be back
Wonderful dining experience..... exceptional food. Very friendly helpful staff. Enjoyed the open kitchen style. Its our new go to restaurant.
Great local find offering creative and thoughtful Japanese cuisine utilising quality local produce. Friendly and attentive staff. We will be back soon!
We had counter seats which were brilliant as we can watch the chefs cooking effortless. The food was delicious and delicate in flavours. The sake recommended complimented the food extremely well. Service was attentive and good explanation were provided with each course. The chef served sometimes and took time to chat with the diners. Friendly and casual place serving delicious authentic Japanese food. A must do if you are in the area.
Very delicate work with amazingly fresh products and amazing combination of flavours and textures.
Great tasting Menu
Servings are relatively small but quite complex and beautifully presented.
Very different authentic Japenese dishes would highly recommend.
Saki tasting great way to try different wines that match well with the food.
Excellent menu with a combination of exquisite flavours. I really am looking forward to another evening there soon
Great birthday dinner. Delicious food and superior service from everyone. Best Japanese meal for a long time. Will definitely be back.
Perfect dinning, perfect food, perfect staff!