MANDARIN ORIENTAL DUBAI JUMEIRA

Netsu

MANDARIN ORIENTAL
DUBAI JUMEIRA

In collaboration with Chef Ross Shonhan (previously head Chef Nobu and Zuma London UK) NETSU is an energetic evening only venue within a dramatic double height volume. We conceptualized the design around a Japanese Kabuki Theatre narrative, using a large central Warayaki, and Robatayaki kitchen as the stage. The outlet includes a Raw Bar, and upper level Cocktail Bar and Lounge which overviews the kitchen under. There is a large outdoor landscaped dining area which is a representation of Japanese Tori Gate structures that stand above reflecting pools, surrounded by bamboo trees with Japanese fishing net hand blown glass balls and Toro Nagashi lanterns rising up from the water bodies and floating up through the restaurant above the kabuki theatre. The final decorative application being hand painted mural artwork depicting Traditional 1950’s Kabuki Poster graphic impressions of famous kabuki performances.

Ross Shonhan

Formally head chef Zuma and Nobu London.

Design Inspiration
& Culinary Experience

Inspired by the Kabuki, a traditional Japanese dance-drama, performed in a highly stylized manner – rich blend of music, dance, mime and spectacular staging, costuming and make-up worn by performers. Culinary experience. Robatayaki and Warayaki originates from Ancient Japanese customs. The grill is in a central position, around which the customers are seated. Conceptual design derived from Japanese elements such as Toro nagashi and Tori gates.

Bars, Lounge & Outdoor Dining

Japanese fishing net hand blown glass balls rise up passing through the restaurant as suspended lamps, floating through the volume above the kabuki theatre. The lower level service bar is embedded under grand staircase.
Japanese fishing net hand blown glass balls rise up Representation of traditional Japanese Torii Gates. Guests dine under the Torii Gate structures, that stand above reflecting pools, surrounded by bamboo trees.