Lighting Solutions for KATA, Dubai’s latest homegrown Japanese restaurant

Lighting Solutions for KATA, Dubai’s latest homegrown Japanese restaurant

February 2023,

According to a recent New York Times article, Dubai has some 13,000 restaurants, more per capita than New York. Last year, three top gastronomic guides released their first editions for Dubai. The more impressive story is the rush of excellent homegrown restaurants. The trend began in 2009 before which there were only chain restaurants, franchises and high-end restaurants in hotels. 

Kata is one of the latest homegrown Japanese restaurants that has opened its doors at Dubai Mall. A high standard is demanded for everything, from the magnificent décor to authenticity in the cuisine. It is a matter of pride for us at Creation when they chose us as a lightning partner, confident that we will deliver to their expectations. 

KATA Restaurant

Client: Amai Gourmet Restaurants
Interior Designer: XBD Collective

Kata, a Japanese restaurant has opened its outlet at Dubai Mall. Launched by Amai Gourmet Restaurant, the new luxury hospitality group, Kata’s day to night concept delivers a world class dining experience. The main features of the restaurant are an outdoor terrace with views of the iconic Burj Khalifa and Dubai Fountain, a craft mixology station serving non-alcoholic beverages with the same attention to detail associated with the world’s finest bars and a raw bar serving the freshest fish and seafood. 

Kata boasts of an eye-catching interior designed by XBD Collective, an award-winning design firm focused on materializing sophisticated design into inspired physical spaces. 

Creation was tasked with the Supply, Testing and Commissioning of lights and lighting control systems for the indoor and outdoor dining areas. The lights and lighting solutions had to match the very high standards set by the designer. 

Helvar was used for lighting control. Scene Touch 7 from Helvar, a 7″ capacitive touch, full-colour, high resolution lighting control panel designed to work with Helvar’s router system over Ethernet was also used in the project. Creation created custom graphics with multiple pre-programmed scenes and settings using this tool.

We at Creation are proud to receive the following comment as a testimony by Mr Halil Asar, Group Director, Operations of the Hospitality group, to our stellar contribution to the success of the restaurant. “We at Amai Gourmet Restaurants pride ourselves to partner with Creation Gulf for our latest Japanese Restaurant opening KATA, Dubai Mall. Great levels of detail and accountability were demonstrated during this project”. 

Bookings made via +971 54 582 9933 with the promo code “CREATIONGULF” will receive a 10% discount on their total bill. 

Lighting tips for restaurants

’It is imperative to be clear about your target clientele when you plan to light for any restaurant. Will your customers be businessmen, romantic couples or large families? This will in turn help you to create a union between the design( both interiors and lighting design) and functionality with the aesthetic needs of the customer that can ensure the success of your restaurant.

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