Kumo Izakaya & Sake Bar
There’s an underlying calm and subtle cool about the Japanese aesthetic that translates in their sharp style and articulate design and continues through to their delicately-flavoured food and drink. Kumo Izakaya reiterates this concept – a slick eatery and sake den in Brunswick East.
Kumo Izakaya brings us contemporary Japanese pub-style drinking and casual dining. Tod Eng, San Franciscan sake master, was the consultant on the sake list; which is around 80 sakes strong.
Kumo delivers a range of Japanese beer and authentic izakaya fare, with a twist. The menu includes yakatori and sashimi but also dishes such as stuffed prunes with sesame butter, parmesan rice crackers with miso dip, duck fillet with cumquat sauce and black sugar-cured salmon.
The izakaya is housed in an old ANZ Bank, and sits on a corner with one side of the restaurant exposed to the street via a large window, giving the space an open, airy feel – hence the name Kumo, which means cloud. After a few sakes and a bite to eat you may well feel like you are on one.