This Japanese restaurant located in the luxury Hotel Bellevue was designed by the virtuosos of the Franić-Šekoranja studio. Its modern, elegant space features a sushi bar and an open kitchen that gives guests the opportunity to have a look at the food preparation process.
Originating from Turkey, Chef Orhan Cakiroglu is a luminary new addition to the Matsunoki team. An accomplished culinary tenor hailing from some of the best known, award-winning restaurants such as Nobu, Zuma and Hakkasan, Chef Orhan has an impressive culinary repertoire under his belt with in-depth knowledge, especially of Japanese contemporary cuisine.
Awarded with the Michelin Plate and 15.5 Gault&Millau points, Matsunoki is a fusion restaurant offering traditional Japanese cuisine that combines indigenous Japanese foods with fresh Mediterranean ingredients from local organic farming. Nigiri sushi, maki sushi, as well as other selected specialities on the menu, guarantee an extraordinary gourmet experience. The restaurant also offers a selection of whiskeys by renowned Japanese distilleries such as Nikka Taketsuru, The Yamazaki, Hakushu and Hibiki, and a choice of sparkling and still sake wines.
Thanks to a wine programme carefully curated by sommelier Filip Veselovac, Matsunoki has won the “Best of Award of Excellence” title, marked with two wine glasses, according to the 2022 Restaurant Awards presented by the renowned American magazine Wine Spectator.
With its 485 entries and an inventory of 2425 bottles, Matsunoki's wine list takes all its guests on an oenological journey like no other. The list promotes Croatian native varietals from Graševina, aged Malvasia Istriana, to Pošip, Grk, Teran and Plavac Mali and it elevates the full offer by bringing new sensibility and innovative trends to the table. The selection also expands to the rest of the world following the routes of old wine merchants exploring both Old and New World wine regions, always approaching the oenological journey through the paths less travelled.