Santoku restaurant - Accra, Ghana
It is the dawn of a new era for Accra. The bustling West African city is eager to establish itself as a vibrant culinary hotspot - and it is certainly off to an auspicious start with the arrival of Santoku, a contemporary Japanese restaurant and sake bar sited in the luxury development of Villaggio Vista. Gorgeous Group, whose project portfolio includes London’s Dishoom restaurant, and Hotel Missoni Kuwait, were behind its concept. They enlisted interior designer Hubert de Givenchy (who incidentally is the nephew of his revered fashion designer namesake), who took design cues from African sculpture and Japanese crafts, kitting out the restaurant in a mixed palette of materials sourced everywhere from Italy to Zimbabwe. London-based Music Concierge - who count Mulberry, Harrods and The Savoy amongst their clients - were called in to devise a bespoke musical identity for the restaurant, setting the mood for diners. The menu has had creative input from the team behind Nobu, so expect nothing less than the best in fusion cuisine from head chef Daisuke Yoshizaki and his team.