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,

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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.

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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.

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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.

8/10

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