Decidedly contemporary, authentic and full of surprises, the Japanese restaurant’s menu was an instant hit with the Gstaad community, and has rung in a new culinary era for the Bernese Oberland. Head Chef Takumi Murase and Head Sushi Chef Tsutomu Kugota both trained at MEGU in New York, and watching them at work, the duo’s talent is plain to see.
Armed with their Santoku knives, they take diners on a journey of discovery through some of Japan’s most unusual ingredients and dishes. The restaurant’s bar counter serves up a wide array of freshly prepared sushi and sashimi, as well as an extensive selection of sake – including some rarities imported exclusively for The Alpina Gstaad. The restaurant is the work of the famous interior designer Noé Duchaufour-Lawrence, who was inspired by Japanese houses, temples, and antique kimonos. Pine wood and accents of vermillion red also contribute to the elegant Alpine-Japanese ambience.