Eucalyptus Bar Top Sets Cool Tone At 24 Seat, Hand-Rolled Sushi Joint

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(via) If you can pretend for a moment that you don’t see the ‘self-regulating line’ notice on the chalkboard (an abdication of professional responsibility if ever there was one), then this hand-rolled sushi concept in Westwood, LA should prove all kinds of attractive to Vancouverites. Designed by California architecture and construction firm Marmol Radziner, the 24 seater is anchored by a u-shaped bar that envelops the kitchen/service crew and sets guest’s elbows upon bleached eucalyptus wood. A convex cap of bleached white oak looms overhead with a bespoke light fixture softening an otherwise drab, industrial look. Dubbed KazuNori, the space is a refreshing departure from the general indifference to design shown by most small-scale sushi bars in Vancouver, so we’d put a version of it right in the thick of it on Robson Street, where it might set an example for the next wave to follow.

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