Kumo Izakaya, Brunswick
We had asked a Northern-based friend for some Brunswick-located recommendations and Kumo Izakaya was the choice for the night. The front and location is somewhat deceiving as inside is a very well-styled, busy and varied space which was pumping on the evening we had visited. Kumo is a sharing-focused spot with small dishes and plenty of choice for vegetarians or meat eaters alike.
The fried vegetable chips were a cool way to start our food journey and the guys enjoyed the crispy variety and textures of the sweet potato,
The karage chicken had a pleasant sweetness and was crispy to the bite. We also ordered agedashi tofu, roasted eggplant and beef wrapped rice roll and they were all top notch. I noticed the current menu is different so seems like they do play around with the food options somewhat, which is great for a return journey.
We finished with the dessert platter which had mixed reception with some lamenting the excess of matcha flavours, however the black sesame was as god as any i’ve had.
Pro tip: check around to see the dishes before ordering. The skewers were a bit of a let down from an otherwise impressive array of dishes. Probably book.