Called Sachi, which translates as 'happiness' in Japanese, the restaurant will take its cue from regional Japanese cooking and feature a 130-cover open dining room complemented by private vaulted booths set in a Japanese garden, a 'theatrical' sushi chef’s table, private dining room, and late-night bar inspired by Tokyo’s secret speakeasies.
Hudston has created the menu in partnership with Pantechnicon’s executive chef Chris Golding (previously of Nobu and Zuma), which will showcase seasonal, local ingredients and include contemporary dishes inspired by the local delicacies found in Hokkaido, Osaka and Fukuoka.
In keeping with Pantechnicon's wider culinary offering, Nordic flavours and ingredients will also be interspersed throughout the menu.
Sachi will serve a range of sushi and sashimi sharing plates that include trout with wasabi and vendace roe; and seabass usuzukuri with lava salt and sea buckthorn.
There will also be a selection of hot dishes such as pork belly and barley miso with mustard leaf; and chicken with chili shio koji and baby peach.
Set in the barrel-vaulted lower-ground floor of Pantechnicon, Sachi's interiors will show off the fabric of the building and feature furniture created by Karimoku Case Study, a collaboration between Japanese furniture maker Karimoku and Copenhagen-based Norm Architects.
“My vision for Sachi is to be an unexpected discovery in the heart of London," says Barry Hirst, co-founder and director of Pantechnicon.
"A place to meet, eat and celebrate life, to create intrigue, to create a space of comfort and calm whilst maintaining a sense of energy and above all to be inclusive and not exclusive.
"The design reflects the culinary offering, with spaces that are honest, authentic and approachable – celebrating the materials and craftsmanship that bring them together.”
Pantechnicon opened in September last year and houses two Japanese and Nordic design shops; the UK’s first Café Kitsuné; a roof garden bar and winter terrace; Nordic bar and restaurant Eldr; and micro-bar and bottle shop Sakaya.