Akanoshou Restaurant

Akanoshou restaurant in Hong Kong is designed by Steve Leung Design Group with Japanese teppanyaki cooking and the element of fire in mind, featuring bold and energetic contrasts between wood and flame, bespoke artwork, exquisite lighting, and a spatial layout that maximizes the dining experience.

  • area / size 2,422 sqft
  • Year 2022
  • Location Hong Kong, China,
  • Type Restaurant,
  • Located in the heart of Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, Akanoshou (赤の匠) hints at its nature with its name – literally meaning “Master of Red” in Japanese, referencing the element of fire. The restaurant roots its design inspiration from the Japanese teppanyaki cooking style and the flaming heat that comes with this delectable grilled cuisine. The bold and energetic essence of signature Japanese teppanyaki cuisine is perfectly captured, resulting in a contemporary gastronomic space where guests can relax and indulge in a vibrant dining experience.

    The refined interplay of contrasts between the simple, rustic vibe of the wooden floor and ceiling, and the powerful calligraphic brushstrokes of blazing fire resonating with the dancing flame on the teppan grill, painted on a silvery backdrop right behind the host counter. The bespoke artwork is designed by the award-winning Ruth Chao Studio, infusing an artistic flair into the space.

    Entering the main dining area, the layered ceiling enriched by the exquisite lighting designed by internationally acclaimed lighting designer Tino Kwan, accentuates the restaurant’s 3.5m high ceiling, infusing a feeling of radiant luminosity that permeates the airy space. The spatial layout is cleverly arranged to fully maximize the space capacity and to offer patrons diverse dining experiences, encompassing 5 teppanyaki areas (4 private rooms and 1 common area), a sushi bar, à la carte and bar zones, and a balcony. The thoughtful spatial arrangement ensures a high degree of flexibility and adaptability to cater to different scenarios, whether it be for patrons’ personal dining needs or social gatherings.

    The journey continues with a sushi bar, where patrons are encouraged to unwind in a sophisticated ambience embracing sheer design aesthetics married with clean lines and neat simplicity. Hanging from the ceiling, bronze metal meshes crafted into elaborated wavy patterns gently infuse luminous accents within the space, whilst offering guests discreet privacy.

    The interior design of Akanoshou artfully captures the dynamic essence of a teppanyaki restaurant. The carefully crafted space is highly flexible, seamlessly combining elegance with a warm atmosphere, enabling guests to relax and unwind while indulging in an exceptional dining experience.

    Design: Steve Leung Design Group
    Photography: Steven Ko