15 Apr 2023 By May Ng

Steve Leung Design Group Unveils Sophisticated Restaurant Designs – Akanoshou and Shikigiku Café Bar

Steve Leung Design Group Unveils Sophisticated Restaurant Designs Akanoshou in Causeway Bay and Shikigiku Japanese Restaurant (ifc mall) – Café & Bar Area in Central, Hong Kong

Presenting Unparalleled Japanese Dining Experiences Accentuated by Contemporary Touches


Located in the heart of Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, Akanoshou (赤の匠) hints at its nature with its name – literally meaning “Master of Red” in Japanese, referencing the element of fire. The restaurant roots its design inspiration from the Japanese teppanyaki cooking style and the flaming heat that comes with this delectable grilled cuisine. The bold and energetic essence of signature Japanese teppanyaki cuisine is perfectly captured, resulting in a contemporary gastronomic space where guests can relax and indulge in a vibrant dining experience.

Shikigiku Japanese Restaurant (ifc mall) – Café & Bar Area

The design renovation of the café and bar area at Shikigiku Japanese Restaurant is located on the 4th floor of the ifc mall in the buzzing neighbourhood of Central, Hong Kong. The overall setting is defined by a highly versatile design which allows guests to embark on striking contrasting experiences: in the daytime, patrons are encouraged to savour the most delicious pastries and desserts; at night-time, the coffee shop turns into a seductive bar, where visitors can gather over tantalizing drinks. The design draws inspiration from “Furoshiki” – traditional Japanese wrapping cloths used to wrap or transport goods. Embracing a wide array of multiple patterns, the space reimagines ancient Japanese traditions with a contemporary flair, whilst investigating Japanese aesthetics through the modern lens.