Apart from the cuisine, fine dining itself constitutes one's immediate surroundings, typically comprised of luxe surroundings, velvety curtains and carpets, exquisite tableware, and servers in suits.

With Japanese fine dining, this aesthetic is pared back, replaced by a focus on exquisite material selection and its resulting simplicity.

A private room on the first floor dining area. (Photo: Courtesy of Shanghai Hip-pop Design)
A private room on the first floor dining area. (Photo: Courtesy of Shanghai Hip-pop Design)
The sushi bar on the first floor. (Photo: Courtesy of Shanghai Hip-pop Design)
The sushi bar on the first floor. (Photo: Courtesy of Shanghai Hip-pop Design)

For Omakase Restaurant in Shanghai, however, things are not quite either of the above.

A closeup of the sushi bar on the first floor dining area. (Photo: Courtesy of Shanghai Hip-pop Design)
A closeup of the sushi bar on the first floor dining area. (Photo: Courtesy of Shanghai Hip-pop Design)
A closeup of the private dining room, in a contrasting amber glow. (Photo: Courtesy of Shanghai Hip-pop Design)
A closeup of the private dining room, in a contrasting amber glow. (Photo: Courtesy of Shanghai Hip-pop Design)

Funky, futuristic, and bold, the kaiseki restaurant takes a radically different approach to Japanese fine dining, featuring illuminated fuchsia interiors and glass partitions doused in sakura and dew-like patterns.

Sakura touches permeate the boldly designed restaurant. (Photo: Courtesy of Shanghai Hip-pop Design)
Sakura touches permeate the boldly designed restaurant. (Photo: Courtesy of Shanghai Hip-pop Design)
Chefs at work at the sushi bar. (Photo: Courtesy of Shanghai Hip-pop Design)
Chefs at work at the sushi bar. (Photo: Courtesy of Shanghai Hip-pop Design)

Designed by Shanghai Hip-pop Design Team, the 1,500sqft space that sits in the Xuhui District business centre boldly veers from typical Japanese fine dining establishments, seemingly catering to image-driven millennials and older cosmopolitan professionals alike.

The illuminated stairway from the first floor. (Photo: Courtesy of Shanghai Hip-pop Design)
The illuminated stairway from the first floor. (Photo: Courtesy of Shanghai Hip-pop Design)
The backlit shoe cabinet for guests. (Photo: Courtesy of Shanghai Hip-pop Design)
The backlit shoe cabinet for guests. (Photo: Courtesy of Shanghai Hip-pop Design)

Spread across two floors, the restaurant is outfitted with sushi bars on both levels, as well as separate seating areas.

Inside the private VIP dining room. (Photo: Courtesy of Shanghai Hip-pop Design)
Inside the private VIP dining room. (Photo: Courtesy of Shanghai Hip-pop Design)
View from inside the VIP room on the first floor. (Photo: Courtesy of Shanghai Hip-pop Design)
View from inside the VIP room on the first floor. (Photo: Courtesy of Shanghai Hip-pop Design)

A tatami room for VIPs and private diners also sits on the first floor, decked out in a warm amber glow that contrasts equally boldly against the deep pink light.

The second-floor sushi bar. (Photo: Courtesy of Shanghai Hip-pop Design)
The second-floor sushi bar. (Photo: Courtesy of Shanghai Hip-pop Design)
The second-floor dining area with sakura-filled partitions. (Photo: Courtesy of Shanghai Hip-pop Design)
The second-floor dining area with sakura-filled partitions. (Photo: Courtesy of Shanghai Hip-pop Design)

Whether eclectic or, in the words of Shanghai Hip-pop Design Team, poetic, the experience to be had at Omakase Restaurant will depend on your view of things.

A server roams the second-floor corridor. (Photo: Courtesy of Shanghai Hip-pop Design)
A server roams the second-floor corridor. (Photo: Courtesy of Shanghai Hip-pop Design)
The illuminated amber motif extends to the rest room. (Photo: Courtesy of Shanghai Hip-pop Design)
The illuminated amber motif extends to the rest room. (Photo: Courtesy of Shanghai Hip-pop Design)

For social media-obsessed diners, though, one thing's for sure: this one's definitely for the Gram.

See more: The Most Beautifully Designed Restaurants Across the Globe

Shanghai Hip-pop Design Team Omakase Restaurant

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