12th June 2013, Dubai UAE - Multi-award winning OKKU has collaborated with Nik Nejad, one of the most prominent emerging artists of the new generation, to bring their guests a rare glimpse into his most recent work. Whilst diners are enjoying the restaurant's signature Japanese gourmet delicacies they can experience the showcase of light-boxes and video pieces inspired by Nejad's travels in Japan.
Nejad's most recent series of light-boxes, entitled Enter, draw inspiration from his travels in Japan. The installations - in alignment with his main body of work - revolve around his vision, definition and deconstruction of femininity. Drawing from underpinnings of Japanese society as well as a strong visual vocabulary, Nejad uses these tools to re-examine the female and in doing so creating a narrative which transcends societal structures in a merging of the past and the future.
Nejad's collections will maintain in OKKU until the end of Ramadan.
OKKU is open from 12 noon to 3:30pm for lunch from Sunday to Thursday and from 7:00pm to 3am seven days a week for dinner. For reservations and more information call 04 501 8777.
About OKKU Luxury Japanese Restaurant | Lounge
OKKU, the multi-award winning* Japanese Restaurant and Lounge, serves up unique signature dishes created by the most talented of chefs in the Middle East who strive on presenting their diners continually with innovative and delicious dishes.
OKKU brings cutting-edge service, style and design, creating an atmosphere that works perfectly for both intimate dining and late night lounge.
Seating over 200 people in three distinctive areas OKKU caters to different experiences; the ultra-chic bar, the mezzanine lounge which includes VIP dining rooms, and in the centre the main restaurant with a sushi bar.
The lounge boasts an extensive cocktail menu, a mesmerizing 8-metre jellyquarium and a resident DJ all the way from Miami.
OKKU serves food and drinks on the first floor of The H Hotel between 12noon and 3pm on weekdays and from 7pm with the lounge and bar open until 3am daily.
Reservations + 971 (0) 4 501 8777
*Awards to dateHighly Commended ‘Best Japanese' 2013– TimeOut Dubai Restaurant Awards 2013Winner ‘Best House Night' 2013 – TimeOut Dubai Music & Nightlife Awards 2013
Highly Commended ‘Best Lounge & Bar' 2013 – TimeOut Dubai Music & Nightlife Awards 2013
Winner ‘Hospitality & Tourism' - SME Stars Of Business Awards 2012
Winner ‘Best Fine Dining Restaurant' 2012 – Best in Dubai Awards 2012
Winner ‘Favourite Japanese Restaurant 2012 – What's On Awards 2012
Restaurant of the Year 2012 – Caterer Middle East Awards 2012
Chef of the Year 2012 – Caterer Middle East Awards 2012
Bar of the Year 2012 – Caterer Middle East Awards 2012
Sommelier of the Year 2012 – Caterer Middle East Awards 2012
Best Fine Dining Restaurant 2011 – Ahlan's Best in Dubai Awards 2011
Restaurant of the Year 2011 – Caterer Middle East Awards 2011
Chef of the Year 2011 – Caterer Middle East Awards 2011
Bartender of the Year 2011 – Caterer Middle East Awards 2011
Highly Commended for Bar of the Year Category – Caterer Middle East Awards 2011
Winner ‘Best Japanese' 2011 – TimeOut Dubai Restaurant Awards 2011
Highly Commended ‘Business Lunch 2011' – TimeOut Dubai Restaurant Awards 2011
Small Business Award 2010 – Arabian Business Achievement Awards 2010
Best Fine Dining Restaurant 2010 – Ahlan's Best in Dubai
Finalist Best Japanese Restaurant 2010 – What's On Awards 2010
Best Bar 2010 – Caterer Middle East Awards 2010
Highly Commended ‘Best Chef' – Caterer Middle East Awards 2010
WORLD CLASS UAE Bartender of the Year 2010
‘Highly Commended' Japanese Category – TimeOut Dubai Restaurant Awards 2010
Winner ‘Black Cod Test' – What's On Magazine Survey 2010
Restaurant of the Year 2009 – Caterer Middle East Magazine Awards
Bartender of the Year 2009 – Caterer Middle East Magazine Awards
Best Restaurant 2009 – Timeout Best in Dubai Awards
Best Bartender 2009 – Zubrowka Bison Grass Vodka Challenge
Winner “Top 20 Outlet Interiors in the GCC” Caterer Middle East
Winner ‘Best Japanese' 2012 – TimeOut Dubai Restaurant Awards 2012