Sumi Open Kitchen

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115 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, 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. Its our answer to a growing interest in Japanese food.

Chef/Owner Giles Hohnen
What 115 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.7
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4.6
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Momo
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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FoodLover99
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

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!

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Volf
London
1 review
Dined on 18 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Very inventive, if not authentic Japanese inspired food. The only slight blemish was the meat -a bit chewy.

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BenG
Brisbane / QLD
3 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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GrantP
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this authentic Japanese restaurant at Noosa Junction. have been twice now and will go back again.

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CarmelD
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Loved the whole experience. From the food service, cooking, explaining each course, the attention given to us and detail was fantastic.

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AlastairN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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Motorheadian
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

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.

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ShayneP
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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JulieO
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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MattS
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience3

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.

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CamC
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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

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MatthewO
1 review
Dined on 22 January 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

The food although very good and technically articulate it wasn’t backed up by a service that matched. Still a good experience.

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RGM1
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding and extraordinary. Thoroughly recommend doing the full 6 courses with paired sake, well worth it

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RichardD
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent. Will be coming back! Great food great people great vibe.

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AndrewL
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A wonderful experience, delicious artist creative dishes in a quite setting that enhanced the cuisine.

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vipJeffinNY
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great restaurant experience, amazing food and first class service, we will definitely be going back again and again...

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ClaireM
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience5

Both our main courses were incredibly dry and tough

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MGxxxxxxxxxx
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service in a professionally presented restaurant.

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Mark
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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vipmike
Melbourne / VIC
11 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Always excellent. Terrific quality

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JanW
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.

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rahye
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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RobynB
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 .

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BarbP
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.

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AlmasW
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

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MichaelN
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!

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TomOpie
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.

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sophiem
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!

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BryanC
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

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MICHELLE
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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AllanH
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food was unusual but fantastic. Staff were sensational.

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elizabeth
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.

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

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

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AlbertS
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious Japanese degustation with warm and friendly service.

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MeganC
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!!

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RobynR
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.

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EvanS
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.

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GeorgieF
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 👍👍

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Sumi Open Kitchen is rated 4.8 stars by 115 OpenTable diners.

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