The Spanish Restaurant Where Japan Meets Brasil

Restaurant Porn is a regular column of daydreams presented as a means to introduce Vancouver diners and designers to concepts, looks, and fully-formed ideas that they might draw an inkling of inspiration from. We do our best to pair the foreign rooms with local addresses so as to let everyone in on the fantasy.

(via) Spanish design firm Masquespacio created this beautifully colourful and tropical Japan-meets-Brasil sushi spot in Valencia for a surfer/restaurateur. The fish-heavy menu is all about poke bowls, sushi nigiri and sashimi. Dubbed Kaikaya, it’s a concept we’d love to see here in Vancouver. (If we could put it anywhere it would be somewhere in Japantown, perhaps on the same block where Harken Coffee is currently under construction).

From the designers:

“In the beginning of the twentieth century the first Japanese arrived to Brazil with the aim to work in the coffee plantations, although, the Japanese nutrition was totally different to the Brazilian for which they were obliged to adapt to the local ingredients. Seeking their own flavors, a new nikkei Nipo-Brazilian gastronomy flourished with a strong identity that after more than one century with its unique flavors and fusions reached international fame. Kaikaya, is the result of this history, bringing the fusion of traditional and methodic Japan with the tropical and exotic, contemporary Brazil to the center of Valencia. A representation showed both through its kitchen as well as through its design as described afterwards.”

– Photography by Luis Beltran –

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