Focusing on affordable modern Japanese contemporary cuisine, Syun embodies ‘Jap- Jap’ fusion, a term coined by Chef Hal Yamashita to represent his signature culinary style. This special description is used to express the seamless union of everyday ingredients with premium produce imported from Japan and it also plays on the melding of regional dishes from Japan’s various provinces. The dishes, made from only the best ingredients, will also highlight Chef Yamashita’s belief that the core of good cooking is simplicity.
Located at Festive Walk, Syun is in the vicinity of other celebrity chef restaurants such as Osia and Joël Robuchon. The 50-seater restaurant occupies 1,700 square feet, and features a casual dining space with two private dining rooms for seven to eight diners each. The restaurant’s interior is inspired by the Japanese Wabi-sabi concept, where the aesthetic is centred on the beauty of the imperfect, impermanent and incomplete, with a strong connection to nature. Translating this into Syun by Hal Yamashita, the design of the space uses elements of nature to create a simple rustic elegance, evoking a modern Zen garden while including Western touches.
Chef: Hal Yamashita
Event Information: The Cuisine of Celebrity Chef Hal Yamashita with the wines of Errazuriz