Monday, 18 December 2017


Japanese inspired Kisume is the latest culinary member of the Lucas Group - but unlike many of its siblings, it just didn’t quite hit the mark. Whilst it certainly wasn’t horrible and many of the dishes were incredibly tasty - what appeared to be a sleek and sexy venue from the pictures turned out to be small and cramped, with its only view being a dreary car park (why even have a window?), and after splashing the cash of around $180 each (which to be fair, also included two rather inexpensive bottles of wine between 4), we all still left the venue feeling hungry.

We opted for the "Feed Me" option on the menu, which is not the greatest choice if you actually want to be fed. Also, on seeing what the tables around us had ordered, I definitely think we got the short straw as to what Kisume had to offer.

The sushi and sashimi was fresh and presented beautifully. The miso soup was also presented beautifully, with a tofu flower brimming to the top, but unfortunately was incredibly bland.

The foie gras and beef tenderloin was by far the highlight of the night - the beef was cooked to absolute perfection and the foie gras added an incredible richness to the dish.

If you're not full after the mains, don't hold your hopes up with desert - we were each served a ball of foam each.  The lactose intolerant's desert of fresh sortbet looked like a much more tempting option.

Whilst Kisume had a few hits, walking away hungry after splashing the cash in a cramped venue with a view of a car park is never okay.

Food: 3/5
Service: 3/5
Venue: 2.5/5
Total: 8.5/15
Verdict: Don't Bother

Kisumé Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato