Recently opening just off Greville Street in Prahran, Uminono is a boutique six-seat diner specialising in Japanese-style sushi and Omakase (chef’s selection). The new concept sushi operation comes from the mind of French-trained chef Arnaud Laidebeur, who has worked alongside Japanese and speciality sushi for several years. After two years of private dinners, Arnaud's inspiration for a permanent Ominono fixture was to share his focus on high quality and fresh ocean ingredients.
The name Uminono comes from the Japanese word 'Umi' meaning ocean, and ‘nono’ is the affectionate nickname that Arnaud earned through his schooling years. Housed in the lodgings of St Edmonds cafe the sushi restaurant accommodates six diners at a time, you can expect to sit down to a curated selection of sushi with seasonal fish from Australia, New Zealand, and Japan.
Uminono’s dishes feature traditional Japanese-inspired techniques with a contemporary approach. Expect visually stunning sushi boxes with colourful arrangements of Sashimi-style Otoro and bluefin tuna—Chirashi bowls (scattered sushi) with Ora king salmon, black truffle, Hokkaido scallop and Ikura (salmon roe).
Uminono is a lunch-time only affair and those six spots book out quick so don’t mess about.
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