Three floors of design opulence at Kisumé, Melbourne

19 June 2017

Kisumé is the Lucas Group’s (Chin Chin, Baby, Kong, Hawker Hall) polished new three-storey Japanese restaurant in Melbourne’s CBD.

Design focus on mystery, sensuality and form

Working collaboratively with Melbourne restaurant group powerhouse -The Lucas Group, Ramler produced custom made restaurant and bar furniture. Staying  closely aligned to the  clients particular aesthetic wishes, and in conjunction with the interior designers ‘luxe’ finishes, Ramler has delivered yet another contemporary interior to one of Melbournes hottest dining precincts.

Famed restaurant critics who have already visited Kisume loved the moody, understated bunker inspired by classic Japanese design, where the interior is minimalist in nature, hues are limited to blond timber counters, burnished gold edging on the tables and matte bronze light shades complemented by dusty pink curtains. Though Kisumé is open for lunch, this is a night-time space, through and through.

“It’s sexy, yet thought provoking,” said Fabio Ongarato. “We’ve tried to build something beyond trend – something everlasting.”

Believe the hype

But what about the food?  Simply put the food is magical.  Standout dishes on the Kisumé menu include steamed king crab gyoza with quail egg and bonito vinaigrette, crispy wagyu truffles with miso and mozzarella, foie gras and beef tenderloin with yakiniku soy, and seared yellowfin tuna tataki with wasabi tofu and chilli yuzu ponzu. The sushi bar also offers an array of speciality rolls and sashimi, such as Alaskan king crab with spring onion, flying fish roe and soy paper.

Fabio Ongarato – Creative Director of Fabio Ongarato Design

We’ve tried to build something beyond trend – something everlasting.



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