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.
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.
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. Its our answer to a growing interest in Japanese food.
Chef/Owner Giles Hohnen
As soon as I walked in the restaurant, I felt like I am in Japan. The place was filled with delicious aroma of dashi (soup stock)! All the dishes were nicely presented and had so much flavour&texture. I highly recommend Sumi if you are looking for quality Japanese dinner.
Beautiful 6 course Degustation! The only let down was the dessert - sponge cake with red bean. Its just on as good as the other meals. Otherwise, definitely would return!
Very inventive, if not authentic Japanese inspired food. The only slight blemish was the meat -a bit chewy.
Great food looking forwards to going back. Had the 6 courses with matching sake. The kids had 4 courses without the matching sake! If ordering again I would swap the mains with 1 or 2 of the earlier dishes. The mains were very good but the first 4 courses were stunning and we would have been happy to double up on any of them. We all loved the desert simple yet very complex flavours.
Love this authentic Japanese restaurant at Noosa Junction. have been twice now and will go back again.
Loved the whole experience. From the food service, cooking, explaining each course, the attention given to us and detail was fantastic.
thanks again to Giles and your team at Sumi Open Kitchen. An excellent meal. Great produce, fresh and bright flavours. We ordered some dishes twice - they were that good!
Hope to dine with you again very soon.
The best Japanese restaurant in Noosa by far and OUTSTANDING value for money
A wonderful 6 course menu sampling a variety of Japanese food styles. If you come expected sushi you will be disappointed because that is only one of the courses, but otherwise you will love it. I have been to Japan 3 times and felt it was authentic in style. Restaurant is small and sound reverberates throughout so quiet conversation was difficult at the tables. Need baffling on the ceiling to quell the sound. Service was brilliant, wait staff attentive and delightfully described each course. Not inexpensive but we felt it was good value for what we received. We will eat here again.
More than just an excellent dining experience, chef Giles has created a space where diners and restaurant staff are immediately engaged in a wonderfully symbiotic way. Service was first class. Food was fresh and exciting; slightly mysterious. One of the delights of sitting down to a set menu is experiencing the passion for seasonal fresh produce that chef Giles obviously has and his subsequent alchemic creativity transformed to the plate. A dining adventure! Highly recommended.
We’ve enjoyed Sumi Open Kitchen a couple of times now and just love it ! Wonderful ambience and the food is so light and delicate and thoughtful- nothing better than a truly beautiful meal where you leave feeling sufficient. Will come back everytime we go to Noosa
Disappointing after reading very good reviews on Trip Advisor. Staff were attentive enough but was not blown away by the menu for the night. The beef main was good but the sushi wasn’t particularly inspiring and not worth the price point. More of a casual lunch venue that a fine dining restaurant.
a wonderful experience right from the friendly greeting we received upon arrival - the food was amazing and service was warm, friendly and genuine - such a great dining experience - we would definitely go back and definitely recommend to friends
The food although very good and technically articulate it wasn’t backed up by a service that matched. Still a good experience.
Outstanding and extraordinary. Thoroughly recommend doing the full 6 courses with paired sake, well worth it
Excellent. Will be coming back! Great food great people great vibe.
Food was superb. The matched sake was absolutely that: matched. Serving size was perfect. Seasoning, presentation, balance of flavours all excellent. Very highly rated and we will be back.
A wonderful experience, delicious artist creative dishes in a quite setting that enhanced the cuisine.
Great restaurant experience, amazing food and first class service, we will definitely be going back again and again...
Both our main courses were incredibly dry and tough
Great food and service in a professionally presented restaurant.
This place is an absolute must! What an incredible food experience. Creative Japanese dishes with attention to every detail. Would recommend for anyone who wants to experience a more authentic Japanese finer dining experience.
Always excellent. Terrific quality
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.
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 .
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.
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
Great food using a set course menu making decisions much easier...the service, food and ambience were all impeccable!
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.
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!
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
Fabulous food ! Overall experience was excellent Would definitely eat here again and recommend to others.
Food was unusual but fantastic. Staff were sensational.
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.
This is a true little gem! Food outstanding! Enjoy!
Delicious Japanese degustation with warm and friendly service.
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!!
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.
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.
Rare to find a restaurant in Noosa that offers great food, super friendly service and top value 👍👍
Sumi Open Kitchen is rated 4.8 stars by 115 OpenTable diners.
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