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Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
Japanese, Asian, Thai, Korean, Japanese Fusion
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating
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Reviewed 8 April 2024

Have visited Sumei twice, once for lunch with a friend and then for dinner with my partner. Loved it both times, being able to sample small servings of multiple dishes makes it more exciting. And you don't go away hungry. Loved all the extras like...pickles and sauces.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 26 February 2024

Beautiful decor, friendly and helpful staff. Food was full of flavour & arrives at table in good time. You have to order the Bao Buns!

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 18 February 2024

This spot doesn't seem to have decided what market it's after - bar or restaurant. Small helpings and oddly planned menu. One dish was ruled inedible by party of 10 diners. Disappointing+++

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 20 October 2023

We went for dinner and had a great meal. Service from young staff was friendly and very professional. It is Asian Fusion, spicy flavor and certainly delicious. Pork Bao was a standout, as was the beef dumpling and black pepper crab. Got to say everything...was great. Don't take pictures of our meals, but it was very nicely presented! Drinks a bit stiff in price, but your choice. Will be back for sure.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 24 September 2023 via mobile

We have been several times to sumei and each time it gets better. At first it was just okay But now excellent and the new menu is delicious.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 19 September 2023

amazing food at reasonable price, good range of sake and cocktails beef rendang packed with flavour and fresh great balancing always order a few bowls of rice a jug of sake and some great Asian cuisine.

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 26 July 2023

My partners mains arrived 10mins before mine and the side dishes arrived 10mins before the main. On questioning the waiter he said I told you the food would arrive as it is cooked. Actually that's what you would expect mains cooked at the same time...to arrive at the same time. To top it off our table had the worst wobbles I have ever experienced and the restaurant wasn't even busy with only 3 other tables in serviceMore

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 2 May 2023 via mobile

Food was tasty but each dish seemed to have loads of sauce - too much sauce in fact. Waitress was bubbly and very up beat. Got booted out as they have everyone on a time slot, they try to get at least 2 x sittings...a night by the looks of things. Didn’t have time to order dessert cause we were asked to leave, such a shame as we were prepared to spend $$$, birthday girl was not impressed!!!More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 13 February 2023 via mobile

So…may as well have got a cup of soy sauce and cup of coconut cream and ordered some sides … Booked on a Thursday eve. Seated at the worst table despite others being available. Waited a bit . Got a mock tail which wasn’t as...ordered - sent it back and got one back that tasted just like lime juice concentrate. Was going to send back again when our drinks were comped die to wait for food. When the best dish is tofu you have to be worried . Agedashi tofu one of my faves and actual tofu was the best thing about meal - the dashi base soup pretty strong though. Beef rendang was overpowered by coconut and not like any rendang I’ve ever had. Tiny piece of roti. Tiny over spicy hot chicken nibbles. Thanks a lot Jesse Mulligan for your good review - at least the place is pretty.More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 29 January 2023

Fun busy atmosphere and tasty sharing plates. I need gluten free food and can eat here safely - and everything tastes amazing.

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 7 October 2022 via mobile

We went out with friends to this restaurant as other reviews were pretty positive, however our experience was disappointing. The food quality was very good, but the portion sizes for the price was in our view not acceptable. We ordered some plain rice as well...as a beef curry, yet the two came to the table at different times. When we asked the server we got a flippant response that it was because we didn’t say we wanted them together when we ordered. Surely a little initiative in the kitchen would have placed them in unison. And finally when we paid the bill, it was a bit of a shock, considering the portion sizes. We won’t be back.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 10 September 2022 via mobile

Delicious food and awesome service. VERY accommodating of allergies, sooo many gluten free options. Can’t wait to go back!

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 22 August 2022 via mobile

Wow,! This was a real treat. Superb wait staff that were knowledgeable about the dishes they served. There are gluten free, dairy free dishes and vegan options available. Asian fusion that is presented in a sublime manner with flavours to be savoured.Highly recommended and well...worth the effort of a visit.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 8 August 2022 via mobile

We had a delightful lunch at Sumei, a new addition to the foodie landscape in Pukekohe. The menu is essentially a mix of Asian -fusion sharing plates, although the portions are quite generous. Everything we ate was excellent, but the dumplings were particularly good. The...service, also, was outstanding. Sumei is fully licensed and the wine list has some interesting options. Our food order came out pretty quickly and all at the same time - so we recommend that you order one or two dishes, then add more later. Driving south to Sumei is definitely a worthwhile trip.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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