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Pune’s Shizusan finds a home in Lower Parel

DNMUM382195 | 1/30/2017 | Author : Melissa D’Costa D’Silva | WC :546

The new Asian Shophouse & Bar is modeled after a fictional character by the same name, which loosely translates as collector of maps in Japanese
Shizusan aims to breakaway from the expected template of what an Oriental eatery should be in terms of its décor, concept and food. Divided into two sections — the ground floor has a sushi bar, and an 18-feet-long wood log bar counter, cantilevered at one end to form a community table. The ceiling panels are painted with expressionist-style flowers, placed according to the season they bloom in — cherry blossoms represent spring, Wisteria represents summer and chrysanthemums for winter. The regular red lanterns, a fixture at most Oriental restaurants, have made way for Vietnamese-style lanterns made from wireframe and fabric. As one walks up the staircase to the first floor, you enter Shizusan’s personal bar. Frescos of lotuses
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