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Kinugawa, Paris

cutting-edge Japanese restaurant...

Kinugawa, Paris

Swirling textured two-tone amorphous patterns sensually surround the diner, cut through with honeycombs, edges and cracked reflective surfaces which add further visual interest...

There’s certainly no denying the heritage of Parisian restaurant Kinugawa; the Japanese cuisine has been drawing the great and the good for 30 years and that looks a dead cert to continue with chef Ozuru, formerly of Meiji and Nobu Paris, helming the kitchen following a takeover last year. New owners Code Black decided on a fresh new direction for the venue, and that’s where Paris architects Gilles & Boissier came in, and the result is an arresting if somewhat challenging dining environment that will divide opinion like a skilfully wielded hocho knife.

There is a clear distinction between the interactive elements of the dining room (floor, tableware, seating) and the décor of the walls and pillars, the former being a shade or two lighter, even colourful at times, while the latter are almost uncompromisingly harsh. Swirling textured two-tone amorphous patterns sensually surround the diner, cut through with honeycombs, edges and cracked reflective surfaces which add further visual interest. Razor sharp.

Kinugawa, Paris
Kinugawa, Paris
Kinugawa, Paris
Kinugawa, Paris
Kinugawa, Paris
Kinugawa, Paris

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