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Location:
Sofitel, Dubai

CONCEPT
INTERIOR DESIGN

A contemporary Asian cuisine & bar, the first international outpost of Taiko, the award-winning restaurant in Amsterdam, created by Executive Chef, Schilo van Coevorden. Taiko Dubai offers the same contemporary Asian cuisine as Taiko Amsterdam, inspired by the flavors and textures of the Far East, varying from delicate to dramatic but always surprising and original, a sensational adventure for food aficionados and Japanese food lovers.
The design of Taiko Dubai is distinctly inspired by traditional Asian materials, formalism and craftsmanship set in a contemporary context. Guests walk into a dramatic ambience of magical mystery thanks to the darker color scheme. Standout design elements include an open kitchen revolving around a char-fired robata grill and a sushi bar angled into the space at 45 degrees to stage the drama of food preparation. The majority of counter elements across the venue are finished with black pebbles, sourced from ancient riverbeds in China. The center of the dining area is dominated by a stylized ‘tree’ metaphorically representing the significance of the four seasons – decorated in cherry blossoms in spring, lush greens during summer and glowing red acorn in autumn.