makoto japanese restaurant designed by NH VILLAGE architects in hanoi
makoto japanese restaurant designed by NH VILLAGE architects in hanoi makoto japanese restaurant designed by NH VILLAGE architects in hanoi
sep 15, 2016

makoto japanese restaurant designed by NH VILLAGE architects in hanoi


‘makoto’, designed by NH VILLAGE architects, brings semi-casual japanese cuisine to the historical district of hanoi, vietnam. the team looked to shakkei, a traditional landscaping method that relies on ‘borrowed scenery’ to give the 2-level structure a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere that harmonizes with surroundings.

makoto restaurant NH VILLAGE architects hanoi vietnam
images © hiroyuki oki, courtesy of NH VILLAGE architects




the ground floor contains casual seating and the restaurant’s sushi bar. upstairs, a large private dining area provides formal accommodations. foldable screen partitions run the room’s length, enabling spatial barriers to move according to party size and needs. ‘makoto’ was renovated by NH VILLAGE architects.

private dining area overlooking greenery

makoto restaurant NH VILLAGE architects hanoi vietnam

second floor corridor

makoto restaurant NH VILLAGE architects hanoi vietnam
closed screen partition

second floor private seating, full table length with partitions opened

makoto restaurant NH VILLAGE architects hanoi vietnam
dining room and sushi bar

ground floor woven bamboo ceiling elements


1F plan

2F plan



project info:


project name: ‘makoto’
type: restaurant 
location: No1 pham ngu lao street, ha noi, vietnam
architects: NH VILLAGE architects
team: tran dai nghia, nguyen phuong hieu, do quang minh
area: 280m2
year: 2016
photography: hiroyuki oki



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