Sumi Open Kitchen

4.8
185 reviews
$41 to $100
Japanese
We offer trust the chef set menu 4 course $70, 6 course $95, and additional Sake paring.
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 daily basis according to seasonality and market availability of local produce.
We are fully licensed & BYO wine, corkage fee is $10 per guest.
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.

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What 185 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
Food
4.8
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.5
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JackM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service and food were great - relatively expensive but more than worth the money.

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vipJulieH
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I always rate a restaurant but I don’t normally write reviews as we eat out a lot and can be time consuming. However , I am going to make an exception this time. I am a passionate cook and like to dine out and enjoy something I wouldn’t normally do myself at home, so weekly we frequent Sumi open kitchen Why? Because Giles is passionate, creative, innovative, articulate and a perfectionist
His combinations, flavours and meticulous detail are sublime. Wednesday evening of this week part of his set menu was fresh local bamboo stuffed with scallop and whitefish moose tempura style sitting in dashi broth ! I can’t wait to go again next week....very content clients Love that he is ours here in Noosa!

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JonathanL
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The steak was divided it was basted with this sauce and charred on the outside and tender on the inside!!! Every dish was really good. Pleasant surprise!!!

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Castaways
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Sumi Open kitchen is a small intimate quiet place to enjoy beautiful seasonal Japanese cuisine. The menu changes depending on what are the best available ingredients. Choosing either the 4 course or 6 course menu you will experience a range of many different dishes beautifully cooked and presented. A lovely place for a couple or a group of 4 to enjoy conversations over a delicious meal.

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JenniferM
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A lovely dining experience. Great friendly staff with interaction and a few laughs. Food was amazing and the restaurant was nicely decorated and laid out. Thank you for such a wonderful night.

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DamianC
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Nice food, little pricey for what you receive. It was very flavoursome and sake.was.amazing. seating very close together so not a romantic dinner spot.

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AllisonR
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Beautiful food, excellent, attentive service. The décor was a bit underwhelming, but restaurant itself was cozy, and quiet. A nice place to enjoy some delicious Japanese food. Highly recommend.

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ElizaB
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and flavour! Attentive service and we will be back!!

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GillianG
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

On the whole the food was outstanding but let down slightly by both the beef and the kingfish being a little dry.

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MickH
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience3

found the food tasteless. seemed most pre prepared and lacked flavour

EB
EdwardB
Brisbane / QLD
3 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Wonderful food. We had the 7 course menu which was fab. Only thing main slightly overcooked. We had a special bottle of wine with us which complemented the food

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HannahM
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Sumi Open Kitchen was lovely. The chef-chosen menu is varied, interesting and delicious, and the staff are incredibly friendly and attentive. If you’re looking for inspired Japanese cuisine it’s definitely worth a visit. It’s pricey but the food is quality, and as the courses go on you definitely won’t be left hungry.

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Tiarne
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2020
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

Sumi Open Kitchen is lovely - the staff are so friendly and you can tell they love working there. The chef was passionate and had a chat with us which felt very personable and nice. My husband and I aren’t used to eating sashimi, that’s not to say it wasn’t nice. I’m sure others would enjoy it as well. It’s quite the culinary experience. The presentation and sourcing of the seafood was very well thought out. The main was INCREDIBLE and so was the desert. The wine recommendation was also on point. My husband and I had Japanese white wine and the king fish for main. Thanks chef + staff.

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Sophiadrian
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing dining. Incredible flavours and divine sensations. Exceptional service. Can’t wait to go back.

SG
SandraG
Brisbane / QLD
2 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious thoughtfully curated food attentive service

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Noosado
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

They did not know the dietary requirement I left on a note when I made a booking.

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JulieJ
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Delicious food presented exquisitely & explained well by staff
Wines complemented food with choices from local interstate & overseas
Very extensive sake list

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StuartM
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Excellent food with knowledgeable staff. Great to have the sake matching the food, was a real education.

SG
SharonG
Canberra / ACT
8 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

For a special evening out you can't go past this chef-designed menu with sake pairing. Magic flavours of Japan, impeccably presented with unmatchable hospitality.

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BenT
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely outstanding experience. My partner and I dined here on Sunday as a replacement for a japan trip we had booked and have to say the meal we had was up there as the best we could’ve gotten in Osaka.

Every dish was flawless and the service was fantastic. Can not recommend this restaurant enough. We are already talking about traveling to Noosa again just to experience it all again.

Thanks everyone for making the pain of loosing out on Japanese holiday a little easier.

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Joachim
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Great restaurant. Amazing Japanese food. Would eat here again.

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AlastairN
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Superb. The Tempura Whiting was excellent. My request for the first course oysters to be tempura was no issue. Some excellent new wines added the to list. Reds from the Margaret River and whites from Japan. Noosa's best restaurant.

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SteveM
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The most authentic Japanese food I've had locally. Highly recommend!

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MattG
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great attention to detail, great service, lovely food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Brisbane / QLD
2 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great local restaurant.

After spending a year in Japan last year, this was the 1st time I felt back there and I was in Noosa.

Well done guys.

TF
TheFussyAussie
London
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The first 2 sets of plates (common to all three menu options) were absolutely outstanding. The quality of the ingredients and the inventiveness of the preparation and presentation were as good as any I've had in Japan.

The knobby snapper main course was a little overcooked but the accompaniments were excellent as was the overall flavour combination; the Black Angus sirloin main was outstanding.

and the mochi to finish was delightful (More, Please).

I had the sake matching and wouldn't hesitate to do so again. Extremely well-matched sakes of very high quality and the explanations - which we sought - were very informative.

The is a class act - tucked away at the back of a small arcade adjacent to the cinema in Noosa Junction. An advantage of the relatively secluded location is that there is no street noise

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DavidH
London
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We’ve been to Sumi several times. Consistently high quality food and authentically Japanese. Nice friendly service and all dishes carefully explained. Very much worth a visit.

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vipSarah
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing!! Best Japanese in Noosa. Highly recommend the 6 course

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OpenTable Diner
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

being a novice with Japanese cuisine I appreciate the knowledgeable explanations of dishes. Staff were friendly and attentive, food very good, we sat at the kitchen bar and were interested to watch the chefs at work

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SteveR
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We loved our meal at Sumi. The presentation and the flavours as well as the matching of the dishes were outstanding.

PM
PeterM
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We are definitely a great fan of Japanese food having travel to the country on a number of occasions.
Sumi Open Kitchen rates at the very high end of quality of food in a very intimate environment with excellent service and the choice of three set menu options.
This is a gem in the restaurant scene in Noosa and is a must to experience.
Highly Recommended
Peter And Kathryn Noosa Locals

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RossB
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

We absolutely love coming here. Always exquisite, tasty and authentic Japanese. And we love watching the action in the kitchen.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We loved our experience at Sumi Open Kitchen. Awesome service, Amazing fresh & delicious flavours & tasty Sake to match. Highly recommend 😋👌

EJ
ErinJ
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Staff lovely and provided great dining experience with service and explanation of menu.

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AlastairN
Sydney / NSW
4 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The excellent standard of food and service continues at Sumi. Beats the Hastings St strip every time for value, service and overall dining experience. Thank you to Giles and your team.

KM
KateM
Brisbane / QLD
2 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic authentic Japanese cuisine with attentive and friendly staff

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Annie
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great dining experience, authentic cuisine and professional services. reminds me of dining in Japan.

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BostonBob
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and service was amazing. The staff were friendly and watching the chefs at work was a treat!! Thank you very much.

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Lanbriget
Brisbane / QLD
2 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food unbeatable and service impeccable. Would highly recommend!

AN
AlastairN
Sydney / NSW
5 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great meal. enjoyed the hand selected Moon Fish and the tempura.

FAQs

Sumi Open Kitchen is rated 4.8 stars by 185 OpenTable diners.

Sumi Open Kitchen does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.sumiopenkitchen.com.au/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.