Sushi restaurant in Ho Chi Minh City
A chef is the center role. Only eight guest seats in front of him.
The Sushi restaurant provides authentic Sushi made by highly skilled Japanese Sushi chef.
The space was utilised to maximise a guest experience rather than just the number of seats.
The second floor of the main-building was removed to create a high ceilinged one storey room, giving a grander feel to the atmosphere created and only eight stone chairs were placed.
A newly built private dining annex was detached from the main-building by the small pond placed between these two buildings.
This increases the perceived value by making this private area visible but inaccessible.
A perfectly commeasurable atmosphere was required for the authentic Japanese Sushi.
However, in Vietnam, it seemed like imitating a typical traditional Japanese Sushi restaurant style cannot be better than a real one in Japan.
Therefore, whilst using Cypress, which is the best and only material allowed for a traditional sushi restaurant, was shipped from Japan,
Something different from an ordinary Japanese style, applying local materials and techniques, yet suitably stately for the quality Sushi was needed.
To meet this, the ideas such as cypress tiles in the shape of fish scales and the hexagonal cement tiles which evoke Japanese tradition were designed.
To finish it off, the 4500 cypress tiles were placed speedily and beautifully with local roof tiling techniques and the hexagonal tiles were handcrafted with local techniques as well, The uneven colors, due to the handiwork, resulted in a charming finish.