Strategically placed strip lighting and lashings of concrete create a moody atmosphere inside Singapore sushi bar Rappu.
Located in the city-state’s Tanjong Pagar district, the omakase joint serves up a menu of hand rolls, izakaya and steak, alongside a long list of sakes. The Singapore restaurant was designed by OWIU Studio, which opted for an atmospheric neo-brutalist mix of dark stone and concrete.
The centrepiece of Rappu is its 20-metre-long continuous quartz bar – apparently a first in Singapore – which snakes through the restaurant’s interiors. It’s lit from above by a winding strip of LED, and from spotlights below which emphasise the texture of the material.
Elsewhere in the sushi bar, polished and rough concrete creates a pleasing clash of surfaces, all finished off by black wood furniture. Rappu’s lighting system changes colour throughout the day, and can be synced to the bar’s soundtrack.