Akikos Restaurant

I N D U S T R Y
Restaurants

D A T E
2023

P R O C E S S E S
Design
Prototyping
Sourcing
Manufacturing
Logistics
Installation

PROCESS

The Opportunity

 

THE BEGINNING
Showbest partnered with New York-based design firm Avroko to work on Akikos, a new restaurant venture. Showbest was introduced to the project by General Contractor R3 Builders and was able to bid on the concept. The goal was to create a design that offers guests a comfortable, aesthetically pleasing atmosphere where they can enjoy creative and delectable sushi.

This partnership with Avroko began years ago when Showbest worked with them on China Live, a large multi-level Chinese restaurant in downtown San Francisco. The bidding process for Akikos, which started in 2021, was competitive and involved multiple stages of intent, pricing, and design.

 

THE DESIGN AND DELIVERABLES
Showbest provided a 400+ page engineering set of drawings that went through several rounds of reviews and edits until all parties were satisfied with the design, construction methods, and materials used. The project timeline was longer than a traditional Showbest project due to its level of detail and the need for coordination across many layers, but the outcome was a stunning restaurant with high-end materials.

After the project was awarded, Showbest’s team worked closely with Josh Drew and Scott Boggs at Greenwood Advisory and Leslie Laskin Reese at YA Studio, in addition to R3 Builders. The team faced challenges related to site management, cost management, and scheduling coordination, but their dedication and attention to detail ensured the project was a success.

Avroko opted for high-end materials throughout the project, including 4,000 SF of 8″ wide rift white oak that clads nearly every wall and ceiling. This material is rare, expensive, and beautiful.

 

CONCLUSION
Despite the challenges faced during the project, Showbest’s expertise and dedication to quality ensured a successful outcome. The success is thanks to the engineering department’s help and ability to help the design team make key decisions to keep the project’s progress running smoothly. Akikos was able to open their beautifully designed restaurant in line with the typical turnaround of a restaurant opening.

If you’re looking to design, redesign, or update features for your high-end restaurant, Showbest can create a project that best fits the aesthetic and atmosphere you’re looking to achieve. Contact us for a quote today.

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