Having been to Minamishima on a previous occassion I thought it was about time I tried out the other big player in Japanese fine dining - Kisumé.
Unlike its sister restaurant Chin Chin, Kisumé is quiet and low key with the entrance being relatively hidden. The booths and setting is very intimate and if you're a huge lover of sushi its probably worth the splurge for a seat at the bar to see the magic really happen. As I was there for a special occasion I chose the intimacy of the booths for the night which was quiet and well lit considering the otherwise dark environment.
See below for some of my highlights!
Our splurge for the night at $35 dollars...it's also a special. Worth every dollar we spent with the earthiness of the truffle just warming up the dish considering the cold sashimi. It simply melts in your mouth.
Delicious and pure. I loved the novelty of mixing the tartare myself since a lot of places do it for you now. It was diced so finely that the texture was very different to other tartares but it was still great.
Soft Shell Crab Roll
Your basic sushi roll but theres nothing wrong with that. YUM YUM YUM.
Passionfruit and Pear Sashimi
Spicy and fresh, it was not my cup of tea but the boyfriend LOVED IT. Unusual because of the mixture of sweet, savoury and spice. It was unique in a good way and will make you really question your taste buds.
Probably one of the best desserts I've ever had. The hazelnut ganache is beautiful and smooth and almost like a kinder surprise in the middle - it cracks open to reveal a Frangelico liquid centre. Melt in your mouth DELICIOUS. A must get while you're here!
In total we had 8 dishes to share + dessert and it came out to a hefty bill but made sure we were satisfied. An amazing meal from start to finish where you are treated list a VIP and served the best of the best in food.
Presentation (5): 5
Taste (5): 4
Service (5): 4.5
Atmosphere (5): 4.5