CHOTTO MATTE brought the artistic energy of underground Tokyo and modern sophistication of London’s Soho to the west end of Lincoln Road April 19, 2018. With its first U.S. location, owner and founder Kurt Zdesar and the NZR Group
combine authentic Nikkei cuisine in a vibrant, and most of all, fun destination in the heart of South Beach.
Serving daily lunch, happy hour and dinner,
Chotto Matte creates a playful dining experience you can’t wait to repeat with a Robata grill counter, sushi bar with mirroring cocktail bar, lively music, and open-air dining.
Andy Martin Architects (AMA) stunning design blends Chotto Matte’s signature Tokyo vibe with Miami’s tropical life. The 219-seat restaurant and bar features Shou Sugi Ban wood ceilings and lush, hanging gardens created by Raymond Jungles. A large floating ceiling inspired by abstracted Japanese roof style known as ‘Irimoya’ delivers year-round al fresco dining, with a fully retractable roof.
Imported in its entirety, a 19-ton Sicilian boulder creates a dramatic focal point between the sushi bar and cocktail area while a vibrant mural created by Miami’s renown graffiti artists Marcel Katz and Ahol Sniffs Glue pours over interior walls. AMA skillfully intertwines natural stone, carbon steel, tinted glass, and dark stained timber for a textured palette, indicative of ‘Japanese sensibility’.