Traditional Japanese warmth and elements of a nostalgic past come together to create the new contemporary Kampachi dining experience.
1 July, 2013
The comfort of an open fire, the richness of timber, and the warm texture of coarse stone and roughened iron cookware… all these elements set the tone for the Kampachi restaurant at Troika, Kuala Lumpur.
Kampachi has been serving up Japanese cuisine in Malaysia for 40 years, and like a good host, they wanted their new restaurant to embrace the visitor.
The venue covers 4,100sqft and includes a mezzanine level.
Designed by Blu Water Studio, the interior maintains the existing concrete elements and irregular lines of the building, but hints at Kampachi’s past by incorporating materials recycled from Equatorial hotel, where 40 years ago, the first Kampachi restaurant opened.
Upon entering, one encounters the Sushi Bar and Service Bar, both of which are made of solid Suar timber counter tops against textured stone fascia, the latter being reminiscent of a Japanese teapot.
Venturing further into the space, one it greeted by a feature screen – an enlarged photograph displaying a fragmented view of a temple rooftop, taken by the owner during a trip to Japan.
Elsewhere, photographs of Japanese culinary processes give the diner an interesting glimpse into the food they are about to partake, while in the void space, the twinkling illumination offered by a cloud of bespoke glass pendants is multiplied by the mirrored louvred ceiling.
Blu Water Studio
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