In the bustling Lan Kwai Fong district, the heart of Hong Kong nightlife, IO Italian Omakase, the city’s second Pininfarina Architecture-designed restaurant and a new chapter in the collaboration with The Italian Club, following Seafood Wine Bar in nearby Soho, has opened.
Step Into the Creation of Pininfarina
For this new address, which celebrates the culinary fusion of Japanese and Italian traditions, Pininfarina Architecture has studied an intimate and refined design with soft atmospheres, essential lines, and unexpected details: a multisensory experience in which the interior design becomes one with the high-end dining experience.
Upon entering IO Italian Omakase, one leaves the bustle of the street behind to enter a suspended dimension. A feeling underscored by the skillful play of light and shadow. The palette is dominated by blue with silver and coral accents and, above all, by the composition of the false ceiling: small, iridescent, reflective shapes that seem to accompany the guest from one room to the next and are reminiscent of the silver fish schools of the Mediterranean.
The venue is an invitation to forget time and be amazed. The 10 seats are positioned along the counter where you can admire the chefs in the preparation of dishes that are inspired by the Japanese philosophy of omakase, which translated means “I leave to you.” To complement this, the Club 88 private VIP Room, for up to five people, offers the experience of a traditional Japanese whiskey bar in a contemporary and highly atmospheric setting.