Pan-Asian Fine Dine

Haiku, a pan-Asian fine dine restaurant brings Asian recipes and culinary customs to Hyderabad city. Inspired by the minimalism of the Japanese 'haiku' or short-form poem that relies on singular words bursting with natural world imagery, the restaurant delivers a world of experiences on a single plate. We use an open terrace design roofed using terracotta tiles with a central structure built of metal. A high ceiling hall creates a social, tearoom space for large dining events while artisanal screen dividers cater to nooks for privacy. The high ceiling also allows room for a second storey and a deck for private diners. Japanese inspired lanterns made of iron adorn the ceiling. Breeze blocks in boundary walls are juxtaposed with blue-ceramic tiles for the walls of the open kitchen facing the diners attempting a balance between earthy and oriental. The flooring is in oxide yellow with wood on the stairs. Furniture and decor are made from natural repurposed wood. Wall art incorporates origami-inspired installations of wooden birds which take up prominent place in the design element. Haiku seats 75 and includes a teppanyaki counter, bar, private dining area, smoking deck and balcony.

  • Client: Suma Chereddy
  • Area: 3,200Sqft
  • Completion: 2016
  • Design Team: Sona Reddy, David Samir
  • Photography: Richa Kashelkar
  • Content: Lavanya Chopra