Welcome to Kumo Izakaya, Melbourne's foremost location for Japanese sake, food and culture. An eating place, a drinking place, a meeting place, Kumo is more than a restaurant and bar.

We serve "Izakaya" style Japanese food, it's closest comparison is Spanish tapas. Lots of smaller dishes to share, meaning you get to try many different tastes as opposed to locking yourself into the traditional western style dining of "entree, mains and dessert".

At Kumo Izakaya, you will find a varied and extensive range of local and imported wine, spirits, sake, shochu, umeshu and beer. Our in-house wine and sake experts will be on hand to offer recommendations and information. Enjoy a range of small gourmet izakaya-style platters between friends while opening up a bottle of wine or sake to match, or sip a house signature cocktail or fine Japanese whisky at the bar.

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KUMO IZAKAYA TASTES SUCCESS

18 August 2015 ~ News

Kumo Izakaya wins best Japanese Restaurant!

KUMO IZAKAYA located in Brunswick East has won the Best Japanese Restaurant category in the Victoria & Tasmania Savour Australiaâ„¢ Restaurant & Catering HOSTPLUS Awards for Excellence 2015 held last month.


Business owner and Restaurant & Catering Australia (R&CA) member Andre Bishop says,

"It is fantastic to be held in such high esteem by our industry and peers. Our success is a testament to the hard work and passion of the staff at Kumo. We are also proud to represent the coming of age of Brunswick East as a major food destination with fellow neighbours Rumi and Hellenic Republic winning their respective categories. The award was a fitting forth birthday present and we love being a part of this neighbourhood."

More than 170 local restaurants, cafes and catering businesses were judged across 35 categories, with the winners announced at the Awards for Excellence ceremony held at Peninsula, Docklands.

The Awards for Excellence is a nationally recognised, independently judged awards program that celebrates exceptional service and culinary talent across Australia. The Awards for Excellence is an authoritative guide to Australia's best restaurants and caterers, recognising and promoting industry best practice.

The Awards for Excellence, now in its 17th year, is judged by an independent team of trained judges who anonymously visit the venues to determine the winners. The scores are based on the entire dining experience from food to the customer service experienced when the judges anonymously dine.

R&CA CEO John Hart says, 'The winners should be proud of their achievements. The culinary experiences in Victoria and Tasmania are world-class. The winners tonight make a significant contribution to the industry and our reputation as a destination for great food.

'The winners have been rigorously reviewed in one of the most objective awards systems, which looks at the entire dining experience, rather than a single food or service dimension,' Mr Hart says.

KUMO IZAKAYA will now compete with other region finalists at the National Savour AustraliaTM Restaurant & Catering HOSTPLUS Awards for Excellence to be held at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre on Monday 26th October 2015.

R&CA represents thousands of restaurant and catering businesses operating across Australia.

About 1,500 members are reviewed in the Awards for Excellence each year, which is not only a great promotional and accreditation program for businesses, but also assists consumers in identifying some stand out establishments.

To view the full list of category winners in the 2015 Savour AustraliaTM Restaurant & Catering HOSTPLUS Awards for Excellence, please visit the Restaurant & Catering website at www.restaurantcater.asn.au.

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