Diners enter the second-floor restaurant via an immersive sculptural staircase with custom gold-leaf finishing. From there, “you’re brought up and then you’re compressed into a space that is much moodier and darker,” explains Maxime Bocken, director of Marketing & Communications, Studio Munge.
The 3,000-sq.-ft. space features layered charcoal tones — including Shou Sugi Ban (traditional Japanese charred wood) inspired walls, dark marble and leather seating — contrasted by gold accents and an impactful blue-and-white-patterned cove ceiling.
The restaurant also boasts a mobile featuring original artwork by chef Akira Back’s mother, which runs the length of the ceiling.
At the far end of the space, the gold-toned sushi bar shines in contrast to the moody atmosphere of the main dining space, effectively book-ending the restaurant in golden elements.