Kokaistudios / Porterhouse by Laris Restaurant
A brand new steakhouse located in Lan Kwai Fong Group’s new California Tower in Central, a destination quickly becoming Hong Kong’s hottest dining hub. The restaurant is Kokaistudios’ latest project in the city as they continue to spread their footprint with bespoke and iconic hospitality designs in Asia.
Designing with guests’viewing aspects in mind, Kokaistudios’laid out the furniture so that everyone in the main dining area can see the open kitchen, whilst the bar and lift lobby that are visually screened by a woven leather partition. The lounge and the intimate semi-private dining room for 26 are placed exclusively to the rear of the glazed light core, shielded by translucent metallic curtains from the activity outside.
Other design features include the wine cellar feature wall behind the chef’s counter, where the freshest seafood is displayed and prepared on the astounding white marble station, reinforcing the butchery and food preparation ambience. The feature wall with its customised cabinet holds a collection of 800 bottles at three different temperatures.
The key visual feature at the end of the main dining room is a custom designed meat locker, displaying the prime cuts of chops and steaks together with leather goods and accessories. By night, the lighting system with concealed track light and pendant lamps form a warmer atmosphere for dinner, and a sexier and livelier mood for the post-dinner crowd.
Photography by Edmon Leong.