Kyoto Garden Sushi – Cape Town
Posted by The Design Tabloid
By Marica Fick
Okay, so The Design Tabloid just moved into our new office, an adorable Victorian building in Gardens, Cape Town.
On exploring our new backyard we made an awesome discovery – a little Japanese restaurant, beautifully designed. Determined not to let this opportunity pass us by we dropped in on our new neighbours to ask a few questions & take a couple of photos.
We were quite surprised to learn that Scott designed the interior himself, finding inspiration in his travels to Asia – particularly the Zen Gardens of Japan.
The restaurant interior is designed in a Japanese orient style with the use of natural elements and materials. It is a perfect balance of organic texture and the simple elegance of minimalistic design. The style can be described as “Wabi Sabi”, directly translated from Japanese means – Wabi: roughness, quietness or rustic simplicity & Sabi: beauty or serenity that comes from age. Wabi Sabi – Rustic Beauty.
As strange as this may sound, the restrooms deserve special mention. The restroom lobby is a little indoor Japanese Garden complete with stone path and a small cascading water feature with bamboo saplings and bonsai trees. Beautiful natural finishes; simplistic palm leaf wallpaper; and dark timber floating vanity units insures your trip to the oasis loo to be rather memorable.
Scott’s amazing eye for detail, balance and quest for perfection has truly made this restaurant a magnificent example of serenity in design. If he ever gets tired of the restaurant business I’m sure he could quite easily become a very successful designer! Not to forget Scott himself is there most nights to meet and greet the customers adding a personal touch to what he does. What a character!
Kyoto Garden Sushi is truly a must visit – go sit down, have some awesome food, drink one of their heavenly cocktails and just enjoy the ambiance!
P.S. Try the “Ecstasy”…it is a dish well named.
Kyoto Garden Sushi, 11 Kloof Nek Road, Gardens, Cape Town. Give them a ring: 021 422 2001
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Posted on July 27, 2010, in Interior Design and tagged Cape Town, Decor, Decorating, Gardens, Interior Design, Japanese Restaurant, Kloof Street, Kyoto Garden Sushi, Scott Lee Wood, Wabi Sabi, Zen Garden. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.