Date

Fall 2012

Category
Retail/Restaurant
About This Project

The primary design theme for the Tanaka of Tokyo restaurant was based on a Japanese traditional farmhouse (“minka”) using traditional Japanese design elements like dark wood, stone, and handcrafted privacy screens, and juxtaposed with modern elements including metal panels, glass surfaces, and striking colors. Nature references were an extension of the Japanese farmhouse theme and also integrated with the Waikiki Shopping Plaza building’s theme of “Urban Nature.”

 


Recipient of

WAIKIKI IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION

2013 Ho`owehiwehi Award

“Hana Nui”

(New Development Excellence Award)


 

PROJECT INFO

Size: 6,000 SF

 

Scope: New Architecture

 

Features: five-story tree wall fronting Kalakaua Avenue, nature-inspired materials – river rock, dark wood, and copper – play against splashes of bright color and the exciting fire play that occurs every night by skilled table chefs.