The concept of the new layout provides an authentic cultural experience for guests to take pleasure in dining in a refined Japanese street atmosphere featuring unique flavours and artistic inspiration from different regions of Japan.
Crediting the culture of Japanese people who put much attention to detail and emphasis on art, FBEYE has paid their highest respect by putting as much sophistication and thought into integrating Japanese art with the functionality of the designs in the restaurant.
Following the Japanese Village street theme, the restaurant attains a spacious and open design towards their three distinctive counters; Teppanyaki, Robatayaki and Sushi/Sashimi. Each counter's layout provides a homely ambience due to the direct interaction between guests, chefs and staff.
Beginning from minor details such as the restaurant's menu that is burned onto bamboo stalks, the design features a selection on unique and …. details. Another point of interest are the beautifully incorporated Japanese screen partitions at the Sushi dining area that generate exclusive service to the guests without them feeling isolated from the surroundings.
Keen on infusing genuine Japanese art and culture, the art direction was vital to the overall look. Choice of materials and colours were key elements, with Hamabe Japanese Restaurant using sleek slatted oak timber to cover the exhaust hood on the Teppanyaki counter. Dark blue dining chairs that mirror the hues of oceans surrounding the Japanese islands, an important cultural and economic symbol across Japan, have been utilised in the main dining area.
Fabrics in the restaurant include Sashiko, a traditional hand-sewn embroidery with interlocking patterns. Finishing the design, the existing timber floor was sanded and stained to create an oak timber feeling that blends seamlessly with the restaurant's naturally inspired colour palette.