3110NZ by LDH Kitchen is a collaboration between Shibuya art gallery Nanzuka Underground and renowned omakase sushi restaurant Sushi Saito. The space operates as a free public art gallery by day, but come evening, it turns into an omakase sushi experience with just eight counter seats at the bar. Exhibitions are set to change roughly every four to six weeks and the gallery opened with a showcase of artworks by postwar Japanese artist Keiichi Tanaami, best known for his colourful pop art.
The sleek venue logo was designed by renowned Japanese illustrator Hajime Sorayama, and the space is worth a visit in itself – it’s designed by Snarkitecture, the architecture firm co-founded by American artist Daniel Arsham. The art gallery-restaurant features recessed walls with glowing outlines highlighting the hanging art, along with large, cobblestone flooring and wavy, asymmetrical wooden doors. The sushi bar sits along one wall and is highlighted by a stunning wooden countertop that brings the whole room together.
The restaurant is helmed by Ikuya Kobayashi, who helped open Sushi Saito’s second location in Hong Kong in 2018. Kobayashi studied under Sushi Saito owner and chef Takashi Saito, and earned two Michelin stars for his Hong Kong sushi outpost.