Authentic Izakaya laneway dining experience in the Streets of Barangaroo
Design Clarity has partnered with hospitality group Sushiroll to deliver an immersive dining experience branded Sushi Hon Izakaya at their latest laneway location in Sydney’s Barangaroo development. “Izakaya” roughly translated is a Japanese bar offering drinks and casual food. It’s Japan’s answer to Pub Life.
This new design for the Sushiroll group is actually three mini-concepts within one. There’s a vibrant Ramen Bar with indoor/outdoor dining zone, a central Sushi Bar area that offers a refined casual elegance with minimal materials selection and a take-away hawker-style sushi to go showcasing sake bottles from different regions of Japan.
Artist Shannon Crees worked with Design Clarity to develop a brief for the Ramen Bar wall mural, exploring various compositions and colourways. The final creative output by Shannon is dramatic and mesmerising. There’s an energetic vibrancy that entices you in. The jewel-like strategic lighting overlaid along the portrait adds an extra dimension to the art.
“One signature touchpoint synonymous with Sushi Hon restaurants is the tablet ordering system,” explains Kristina Hetherington, Managing Director at Design Clarity. “This ritual of ordering by personal iPad is accessible to every diner, and allows for instant gratification via technology!” Food orders are delivered straight to the kitchen without delay and wait time is minimal. Efficient service makes for happy diners.