Cape Town - The latest addition to the Camps Bay strip - the five-star Marly Hotel has opened the doors to its Japanese themed restaurant, Umi. Seating capacity for 250 guests, Umi is a Paul Kovensky-inspired eatery, with its interior design by Gregor Bremer of Soda Design. Its features include the illuminated Japanese papyrus-script bar top and the glowing armoire centre piece, stocked with Japanese antiquities, featuring two massive yellow crystal chandeliers. The bar has been designed to be the showpiece of the restaurant and a glamorous, social node. Walls, embossed with Japanese pattern work, encapsulate the restaurant, which features custom-designed furniture, Japanese foliage and floating clouds of more than 50 solid glass pendant lights. Umi also boasts a stylish 80-seater terrace bar with panoramic vistas across the Atlantic ocean offering front-row seats to stunning sunsets. Patrons can also opt for a private dining experience by booking one of the exclusive rooms available. Australian chef Scott Hallsworth, highly skilled in Japanese cuisine, has been commissioned to ensure the authenticity of the meals. Hallsworth’s love affair with Asian cuisine began when he was asked to promote the Australian-owned Hayman Resort in Singapore and Taiwan. After fine-tuning his skills, he worked at Nobu London and Nobu Melbourne as head chef for seven years. Other restaurants in the Kove Collection include Paranga, Pepenero, Zenzero, The Bungalow, as well as 5 Rooms, la Belle and The Rose Bar at the beautiful Alphen Boutique Hotel in Constantia. For Booking and please contact reservations on (021) 795 6300.