Sushi Hotaru, The Galeries Sydney

Project Name: Sushi Hotaru
Location: The Galeries
Project Type: Interior design & graphics
Date: July 2018

Sushi Hotaru is an existing Japanese restaurant located in The Galleries in Townhall, Sydney CBD. As it has established itself as a popular sushi train restaurant amongst locals and visitors alike, Sushi Hotaru has undergone a facelift to cater for its evolving clientele and adapt to the ever-changing visual landscape of Sydney.

The design adopts the simple style of a casual canteen eatery with a refined industrial vibe. A neutral palette has been used as a backdrop to various contrasting black features which creates a sophisticated ambiance within the modest space. Small suspended pendants delicately drape the restaurant in a glowing field of light – emulating fireflies which the restaurant is named after.

The finishing touch is a playful array of Japanese graphics and neon signs which adorn subtly textured walls and surfaces to bring a lively and authentic atmosphere to Sushi Hotaru.