Spanish creative consultancy Masquespacio presents its latest design for the Hikari Yakitori bar, the second project from the founders of Nozomi sushi bar which is located in the same district of ruzafa in Valencia, two steps ahead from their actual restaurant. After the big success of nozomi sushi bar with a waiting list of 2 months, founders José Miguel and Nuria — together with their disciple clara — have decided to continue studying their passion for japanese food. this time, they wanted to introduce an innovative concept through this project, traduced literally in a skewers bar that carries on the name of a high velocity japanese train.
The interior designed by masquespacio has been influenced by the different quarters and alleys of Kabukicho, Omoide Yokocho y Hajimeya in Tokyo — where most of the yakitori bars are established.
‘We went to one of the most authentic neighborhoods in tokyo, bringing back their noise and smell but reinventing their visual pollution‘, explains the studio. starting from the façade, one can recognize the entrance as one of tokyo’s tunnels that invites people to enter the intimate yet eclectic hub. With its dimmed light and flames coming out of the kitchen, visitors are captured from beginning to end. At this point, one notices the duality of noble and industrial materials, classic and contemporary — always through a vision that clearly represents the identity of nozomi’s company.
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