High atop the Hyatt Centric in Charlotte’s SouthPark neighborhood sits Japanese restaurant Mizu ready to open any day now. The forthcoming eatery comes from the Indigo Road Hospitality group, which runs other Charlotte spots like O-ku, Indaco, and Oak Steakhouse. Mizu will focus on wood-fired seafood with the star of the kitchen being a robatayaki, which is a traditional grill often found in Japanese izakaya. “The robata serves as the main inspiration for the menu, using it to create dishes with ingredients from mushrooms to Yellowtail cheeks and lobster,” says chef Michael Chanthavong. The menu will incorporate Japanese flavors with Southern produce and products.
The Mizu dining room is midcentury modern plus upscale izakaya with sweeping views of the Charlotte skyline. There’s a large terrace for outdoor rooftop dining and drinking, as well as a chef’s table, and lounging areas. Take a tour of Mizu here before the imminent opening on Thursday, August 12.
• Mizu [Official]