YODEZEEN inserts atmospheric Japanese restaurant in former Kyiv Arsenal building

Restrooms housed within a red metal mesh structure and a central open kitchen feature in this Japanese restaurant in Kyiv by local architecture and design firm YODEZEEN.

Located in an 18th-century brick building with art nouveau elements, the Virgin Izakaya Bar is in a central area of the Ukrainian city that was previously dedicated to weapons production.

The restaurant is located within a former arsenal

Izakaya refers to a type of informal bar serving drinks and small plates of food that are ubiquitous in Japan. The word izakaya (居酒屋) is made up of three kanji with the meaning: stay-drink-place.


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