A New Three-Level Japanese Restaurant Is Coming To Melbourne

By Millie Lester
28th Feb 2017


Don’t blame it on the sunshine, don’t blame it on the moonlight, and don’t blame it on the good times. Blame it on influential Melbourne restaurateur, Chris Lucas, and his uncanny knack for predicting national dining trends.

The team behind Melbourne food faves Chin Chin, Gogo, Baby, Kong and Hawker Hall, are now serving up their next big project–Kisumé. Not only is this brand new Japanese restaurant another notch on the belt for the Lucas Group; but it’s also a brand new, metallic faux leather double buckle high-waist belt in the wardrobe for the Melbourne food scene (too much?).

At the helm of the restaurant will be Executive Chefs K S Moon and Shaun Presland, both of which have a string of impressive achievements and niche cooking-related qualifications such as blowfish certification, which, if it’s any like the Tasmania provisional driving test, probably takes at least four attempts to achieve.

Renowned architect Wood Marsh is heading up the design and build of the restaurant, so you can be assured that this won’t just be any ol’ Swantson Street Maccas.

Kisumé is set to open in May this year.

Image credit: Neil Prieto

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