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About Suzuki

Step into a world of sophistication as Chef Suzuki welcomes you to the eponymous Suzuki, where you are invited to indulge in a celebration of the finest ingredients.

At the heart of Suzuki is traditional Japanese cuisine combined with original dishes, delivered in a tranquil setting designed by one of Japan’s leading architects.

The Chef

At age 18 Chef Suzuki began studying in Kyoto’s Kikunoi Honten under Murata Yosihiro, one of Asia’s most renowned chefs. It was there he learned to combine respect for culinary tradition with experimentation, a philosophy that still shapes Chef Suzuki’s outlook.

He went on to work at several kapo-style restaurants in Kyoto, which emphasise proximity between the chef and diners. At the eponymous Suzuki, Chef Suzuki focuses on traditional Japanese cuisine combined with original dishes that celebrate ingredients and delight the palate.


The Food

The cuisine is inspired by sugiaya, a cloth used in kimonos which looks plain from a distance, but reveals intricate herringbone patterns when viewed closely.

Like sugiaya, dishes at Suzuki appear simple but are carefully prepared to allow the freshness of the ingredients to take centre stage.

The Architect

Suzuki is the first restaurant designed by renowned Japanese architect Kengo Kuma, famed for work including the Suntory Museum of Art in Tokyo, the V&A Dundee design museum and the Japanese National Stadium, built for the Tokyo Olympics 2020.

The restaurant is built around a traditional tsubo-niwa, a small garden found in Japanese homes that provides light and a view of nature to indoor spaces where occupants relax and dine.

The dining space is sheltered by an elaborate bamboo ceiling and screens that flow through the space, combining natural elements with an elevated dining experience.