Artisan Japanese ASEA Lounge Restaurant, a name inspired from the words Asia and Sea, which are the dominant elements of the space, opened its doors last June at Mystique, a Luxury Collection Hotel, known as one of the most iconic hideaways in Santorini.
Its stylish design (which is entirely outdoors), is an architectural approach of designer Stamos Hondrodimos of Interior Design Laboratorium, that has developed a terrace on various levels, as an exact echo of the geomorphological terraces of the island, with full respect to the natural beauty of Santorini. The space effortlessly combines traditional Cycladic rocky landscape with a modern inspiration, giving way to one of the most stunning views of the famous Caldera.
The restaurant presents a new, gastronomic culture, with influence from the sea, using the freshest, locally sourced ingredients. The menu is inspired by accuracy and discipline, a nod to the key elements of Japanese cuisine. Simplicity with a twist characterizes the sushi selection, which highlights the exceptional quality of the fresh seafood sourced on a daily basis. Menu favorites already include the sunset roll (spicy tuna, scallion, avocado, cucumber) which is aptly named for the iconic Santorini sunset and a fresh salad featuring wakame seaweed with king crab meat, spicy mayonnaise, chives & ikura.