Kumo founder and co-owner Andre Bishop is one of Melbourne's quiet achievers in hospitality.
He's the man behind the revitalisation of Japanese institution Izakaya Chuji
, on Lonsdale Street In Melbourne. He also created Izakaya Chuji's South Melbourne offshoot.
Andre is also behind Nihonshu Sake & Shochu Bar
in Melbourne's CBD.
Other venues that have seen Andre's touch are the pioneering Japanese pop culture Robot Bar
as well as the multi-award winning Golden Monkey
(inspired by the 1920s opium dens and bars of Shanghai).