Smoke Bar & Grill
A stroll down the leafy boulevard Omotesando is akin to wandering around an open air architecture museum. From the tree motif Tod’s store designer by Toyo Ito to the metallic blocks of Jun Aoki’s Louis Vuitton, the street showcases a raft of cutting edge modern architecture. And one of the newest kids on the Omotesando architecture block is the Gyre Building.
A building of angular layered levels created by Dutch architects MVRDV, it is home to a select range of designer fashion stores, galleries and restaurants – including Smoke. Wander past the green tangled wall of trees inside the Gyre entrance and glide up the narrow escalators to the fourth floor. Here, Smoke inhabits a front corner of the shifting structured building.
A warehouse-style feeling prevails in the airy space, filled with an eclectic selection iconic design chairs in an array of hues, desk-like tables and murals etched onto columns. But the best seats in the house on balmy evenings? Under the stars on the spacious leafy tree-filled terrace.