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Kumo Izakaya & Sake Bar

152 Lygon St | Brunswick East, Melbourne, Victoria 3057, Australia
+61 3 9388 1505
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“edamame” (6 reviews)
“sashimi” (14 reviews)
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Japanese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
152 Lygon St | Brunswick East, Melbourne, Victoria 3057, Australia
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
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1. We look forward to serving you
"Staff were very pleasant and service was good. We will be back"
Clare M
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2. Tasty Japanese food
" The sashimi is super fresh, and the fried chicken one of the best."
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3. Award winning design
"the staff are lovely and the décor is so nice, this place rocks"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Well this little gem is a must. If your looking for good food great selections of sake this is the place. The staff and especially our wait staff was excellent, very friendly and efficient. The food was delicious. Prompt service good food great staff quaint...More

Thank boo1006537
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

A great place to celebrate an important family birthday. There were six of us, so we sat in one of the booths along the side wall where we felt nicely cocooned from the busy-ness of the long central table. We were easily able to hear...More

Thank Clare M
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Oh yeah. Multiple different types of Japanese food to try. Sashimi, Takoyaki, fried chicken, crunchy octopus, plus vegetarian options of broccoli tempura, fried eggplant, and agadashi tofu to name a few. Couple this with a fantastic range of Sake. We let the staff guide our...More

Thank Anthony S
Reviewed 20 January 2018

Had a birthday dinner as a couple here on a Thursday evening 6.30pm arrival. The decor is ecliptic and interesting, however the staff seemed tired and sluggish which had a dampening effect on the atmosphere. We came for the set menu but it wasn't offered...More

Thank RedCentreAdvisor
Reviewed 6 January 2018

We come to Kumo for date nights, family nights and have had take away too. It's a very tasty, healthy Japanese meal. The dishes are a bit fancier than your average basic menu and it is delicious. We have not had the slow services issues...More

Thank Jacki0
Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

Came here with a friend for her birthday dinner after reading an article about this being one of nine of melbournes best Japanese restaurants. We often eat at Yuzu on Church Lane so was looking for something different. Very nice looking place and at first...More

Thank Kym M
Reviewed 15 December 2017

Recently ate at Kumo for a 50th Birthday dinner with our family and was extremely disappointed with the lack of service offered up by the staff... After receiving a text to advise that our booking would need to be pushed back by 15 mins we...More

Thank Bryon K
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

After taking an 8:30pm booking we were advised on placing our order that the sashimi had run out! How can a Japanese restaurant worth its name run out of sashimi? The remainder of the dishes were very average and could be described as chefs trying...More

Thank MDWeston
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

Poor service, below average food quality, over price. Very disappointing. Hope it's only because it's Friday night and under staffed.

Thank Wongwai
Reviewed 31 August 2017

Beautifully presented food selections, great on taste and texture, accompanied by very good Sake, this venue was an excellent choice for us to celebrate a family birthday. Although our waiter was a little inexperienced, the service was prompt. Our food selections included edamame, eel, eggplant,...More

Thank Elizabeth D
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 152 Lygon St | Brunswick East, Melbourne, Victoria 3057, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9388 1505
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