Newsletter Archives

 Kumo Izakaya turns 5!
 Especially for dad's, dad's in waiting or maybe dad's - free beer sampler with dinner!*
 All you can eat Japanese Fried Chicken
 Exclusive Sake Dinner with four brewers from Japan.
 All you can eat tempura for $19.50 pp, July 14 - 17
 Special Beer & Sake dinner this Sunday for Good Beer Week
 Mothers Day & Good Beer Week
 All you can eat Japanese Fried Chicken is back!
 Cheese & Sake Tasting Event at Kumo March 11
 Its back! All you can eat gyoza!
 Valentine's Day dinner at Kumo Izakaya
 Cheese and Sake tasting for the Melbourne Food & Wine Festival
 Let Kumo cook for you Christmas Eve
 January All You Can Eat Special - Croquettes!
 All you can eat sushi!
 The Age Good Food Month & Christmas Bookings
 Announcing our new "All You Can Eat" special - Crumbed Seafood Skewers
 Celebrate International Sake Day for the next 7 days!
 All you can eat Japanese Fried Chicken!
 Free beer for dad!
 $1 oysters at Kumo!
 Tonight only! Hokkaido inspired 5 course dinner only $59 per person
 Hokkaido Dinner Night
 Kumo celebrates it's 2nd Birthday!
 All you can eat GYOZA! Monday 8 - Thursday 11 July
 10% OFF at Kumo Izakaya and Izakaya Chuji (City & South Melbourne)
 Osaka Dinner Tonight - seats still available!
 Osaka Night, 4 for $40 & Sake Master Dinner
 Kumo visits Osaka
 Sake Master Dinner 7 June 2013
 Free Sake Matching Flight with our $70 set menu.
 May 26 Good Beer Week Dinner
 10% OFF at Kumo Izakaya and Izakaya Chuji (City & South Melbourne)
 Mothers Day Dinner - Sunday May 12
 March 2013 Newsletter - there is a lot going on a Kumo
 A reminder - starting from this Monday - Monday & Tuesday 4 for $40
 Kumo presents Kjetil Jikiun from Nøgne Ø, a very special dinner
 Mondays & Tuesdays - 4 dishes for $40!
 Baby, it's hot outside.
 Kumo yakitori popup is back tonight!
 Yakitori popup tonight 5.30pm - 7pm
 Sake Master dinner tonight!
 Kumo rated in Top 50 Neighbourhood Restaurants in Australia
 Sake it to me! 20% OFF sake bottle sales when you dine at Kumo.
 Our Sakemaster dinners for 2013 kick off February 19, book your place now.
 Valentines at Kumo
 And we're back!
 Christmas & Beer
 We are now serving summer
 Sake Brewery Tour 2013
 Japanese Craft Beer Dinner
 Eat, drink and be merry...
 Sneak peak at our Melbourne Food and Wine Festival event
 Kumo's first ever Whisky Dinner!
 Kumo gets arty
 Spring Sake Carnival
 Home Brews and Sake Sampler Dinner
 Sake and Beer Weather
 Smile...It's International Sake Day TODAY!
 Andre Bishop appearing at Sydney Bar Week
 Meet our Head Chefs
 The best bento box ever!
 Did we mention we have extensive gluten free options...
 Sneaky last minute Sake Master Dinner!
 Spring has arrived at Kumo
 Sake Edutainmeal at Matteo's
 Father's Day Lunch or Dinner at Kumo
 It's our birthday, please join us for dinner.
 Kumo turns 1
 Autumn menu arrives tomorrow, May 1
 Sake Master vs Sommelier
 Kumo Newsletter March 2012
 Product Spotlight: Asabiraki Junmai Okarakuchi Suijin and Echigo Koshihikari Rice Lager
 Product Spotlight: Baird West Coast Wheat Wine and Go Shu Nama Genshu
 Kumo Newsletter February 2012
 Kumo Newsletter January 2012

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  kumo   Osaka Night, 4 for $40 & Sake Master Dinner  
  Osaka Dinner Special  

With the colder weather rolling in we thought it was a perfect time to visit Osaka and pay tribute to its hallmark tasty comfort food.

As a focal point of trade during the Edo Period, fresh food from all over Japan and the globe found its way to Osaka and fueled the Osakan passion for great tasting food at reasonable prices.

A varied range of culinary masterpieces can trace their origins to Osaka. They include such standard fare as tako-yaki, okonomi-yaki, kitsune udon noodles and other "konamon" (flour-based foods) on the low end to tecchiri and beautifully sculpted blocks of sushi on the high end.


Pan fried pork gyoza
Crunchy potato salad

Takoyaki - savoury octopus ball
Braised wagyu and spring onion pancake roll

Kushikatsu - crumbed and fried pork, calamari and vegetable skewers
Tuna and kimchi rolled sushi
Miso soup

Plum wine ice cream

In keeping with the tradition of local Osaka fare which is delicious and inexpensive this amazing 9 course dinner is only $49 per person - book early, limited seating will sell fast.

Bookings 9388 1505

Tuesday 18th June - 9 course Osaka inspired feast, for only $49
  4 dishes for $40 on Mondays and Tuesdays  

Diners are looking for value, and we are here to help.

Every Monday and Tuesday we are offering any four dishes from our regular menu for only $40*.

Choose from signature Kumo dishes such as Wagyu beef Tataki, Braised Kurabuta Pork Belly Pie or Spicy Black Vinegar Karaage Chicken. Or try Seared scallops with butter and soy topped with bonito flakes, Baby taro potato & king oyster mushroom miso sake kasu gratin and our delicious pan-fried gyoza.

We have over 36 different dishes to choose from all at 4 for $40*.

Monday and Tuesday nights are the nights to get your gourmet on at Kumo Izakaya Japanese Restaurant.

* The fine print
Excludes sashimi platters
Excludes dessert
Food items only, does not include any drinks.
Each individual customer must order four different dishes, sorry no double ups.

Mondays & Tuesdays - 4 dishes for $40!
  Next Sake Master Dinner announced - Friday 28 June.  

Announcing our next Sake Master Dinner - Friday 28 June 2013

Our Sake Master dinners are a unique way to experience the best Kumo has to offer. Limited to 10 guests only, join Kumo owner and certified Sake Professional Andre Bishop for a special 11 course degustation menu matched with sake and drinks on arrival.

Held in our private Tatami room, the dinner gives guests the chance to dine on a sumptuous dinner and taste an extensive range of premium sake accompanied by a personalised sake education.

Talk sake, talk Japan, or just sit back and enjoy the amazing Japanese feast and accompanying drinks.

Grab a bunch of friends and book out this experience for yourselves or join other guests for a truly unique dinner.

$99 per person includes deluxe 11 course dinner, matched sake, drink on arrival and sake education.

Strictly limited to 10 guests, so grab a friend or friends and book now on 9388 1505.

*Want to book your own private Sake Master dinner for a group of friends or a work function? No problem, please call us to discuss your requirements*

Join us for a special evening of sake education and Kumo's award winning food.