INJA, the inaugural venture in India by Dubai-based restaurant group Atelier House Hospitality, is pioneering as the world’s first restaurant seamlessly fusing Indian and Japanese cuisines. Chef Partner Adwait Anantwar’s proposal to merge these distinct culinary styles intrigued President Panchali Mahendra, leading to a challenging yet harmonious blend.

The restaurant’s design mirrors this cultural fusion, with Japanese elements like clean wooden surfaces and bonsai harmonizing with vibrant Indian touches, such as Mughal trinkets and peacock-colored fabrics. This meticulous integration extends to features like the Itajime Shibori framework in 100% Indian Silk, copper-toned ceilings, and floating artifact shelves, resulting in a subtly elegant space that invites guests to explore the captivating intersection of Indian and Japanese cultures.