Founded 24 years ago by brothers Jens and Kim Rahbek with Thor Andersen, Sticks’n’Sushi has remained committed to being a ‘one of a kind’ restaurant, an establishment for diners to cherish high-quality traditional sushi and yakitori from the grill. With outposts as far and wide as London, Berlin, and Copenhagen, the brand have expanded their UK offerings with the recent opening on Kings Road, Chelsea.
And Sticks’n’Sushi Kings Road is reassuringly lavish for its locale.
Working with Norm Architects—whose handsome design restraint can be found at places such as Copenhagen’s Nærvær and Italy—the restaurant is a polished mix of Scandinavian and Japanese design with a feel of simple luxury. Set over three floors, natural materials interchange as diners rise through the levels, the idea being that you ascend to the light.
Sultry and seductive, the lower ground floor and private dining area is an elegant hideaway, whilst the central ground floor is a welcoming entrance with Danish design classics, industrial elements, subtle contrasts in the quality custom woodwork, and sculptural leather sofas to sip a pre-dinner tipple. From here, diners can soar a sculptural staircase echoed in the custom-made Japanese gong-like lamps, before entering a bright room filled with oak tables, custom-made banquette seating, lantern-like, white lamps, and a mix of relevant and suitable textiles.
Sleek and sophisticated, restrained but heavily entwined with luxury, the glossy-mag interiors of Sticks’n’Sushi Kings Road counterpart its cuisine and neighbourhood nicely. An interior fit for a King.