Inspired by kumo (the Japanese word for “cloud”), Koomo is situated on the 10th floor of the Crowne Plaza hotel on Frome Street, currently the tallest building in Adelaide. Sweeping views of the surrounding city and parklands can be glimpsed from the restaurant’s indoor and outdoor dining areas.
The stars of Japanese cuisine feature heavily on the menu, from sashimi to tempura dishes. You might start with dumplings stuffed with pork and cabbage; followed by larger plates such as Kerwee Wagyu with truffled mushroom, Chinese broccoli and miso. Signature dishes include South Australian rock lobster served with roasted chilli butter and a baguette. For dessert, it could be fig cheesecake with miso caramel.
Above all, the team at Koomo hope the restaurant feels accessible. It’s a hotel, after all, which means you can order food to your room. (A chicken katsu sando seems like an obvious pick for a room-service order.)
On the drinks list, Japanese whisky is the one to go for. Koomo is on the House of Suntory’s allocation list – meaning it has access to bottles that are difficult to find elsewhere in the state, including Hibiki’s 17-year-old blended whisky. Otherwise, there’s an extensive range of wines from across Australia and the globe.
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