Hoku Restaurant & Lounge Bar (VE)

by Lavinia Colonna Preti
Hoku Restaurant & Lounge Bar (VE) — Veneto Secrets

Near Piazza Milano in Jesolo, Hoku is the ultimate beach restaurant & cocktail bar of the Falkensteiner Hotel, inspired by the colorful suggestions of the Art Deco and Tiki style that made Miami and its beautiful waterfront famous throughout the world.

Homage to the birth of Jesolo Beach, whose holiday vocation begins in the 1950s, thus taking inspiration from the overseas style that was already raging in Florida and California at that time, Hoku, which in the local language of Hawaii means a bright star in the sky, reminds us of the great beaches of the Pacific, among palm trees, comfortable lounges and fruit cocktails.

Starting from the rigor of the nautical style of the lines that the famous Richard Meier conceived for the architecture of the Falkensteiner, the restaurant’s decor was entrusted to Muza Lab studio in London – which has designed important interiors such as Grosvenor House in Park Lane and The Alpina in Gstaad – giving life to an environment of great aesthetic appeal set between the blue of the hotel pools and of the sea.

Hoku Restaurant & Lounge Bar (VE) — Veneto Secrets
Hoku Restaurant & Lounge Bar (VE) — Veneto Secrets

Hoku is a tribute to the Tropical Déco style of the 30s and to overseas beaches in order to experience the sea in total freedom among palm trees, designer furnishings and fruit cocktails.

While the interiors of the cocktail bar are inspired by the Hawaiian tradition, with exotic plants and rattan stools, the restaurant looks to the Tropical Déco style of Miami. Deriving from the Art Déco that raged in Paris at the beginning of the twentieth century, here is characterized by colors pastel, nautical-inspired details and exotic touches.

Thus all the furnishings, from the restaurant loveseats to the chairs on the terrace, were made in white and coral, including the beautiful giant umbrellas with colored fringes that were tailor-made for Hoku.

The cuisine is what you dream of when you are on vacation: light and tasty, with various low-calorie options, overseas influences, and tasty Asian fusion proposals.

Hoku Restaurant & Lounge Bar (VE) — Veneto Secrets

You can have lunch overlooking the sea with a Hawaiian poke, Japanese rolls or a tuna tataki, or indulge in the evening with creative dishes such as Risotto Tastasal with vialone nano Veronese IGP creamed with prawns, bacon, organic lemons and shallots, breast of guinea fowl tandoori, buffalo mozzarella emulsion and yellow pepper tapenade or Yozu Scallops with cedar marinated trout, caviar, beetroot, green asparagus, smoked duck ham, stracciatella emulsion and smoked coconut.

The drinks list is excellent, with a wide choice of whites and bubbles perfect for the beach and, of course, of cocktails. From the great classics to the most creative ones, they are served in glasses in the shape of Tiki, the Polynesian and Hawaiian deities that give the name to this style. Made famous by the bartender Don the Beachcomber, who had created it to transport Americans to the paradisiacal atmospheres of the Polynesian islands during the difficult period of prohibition, this type of cocktail bar is a Hollywood cult of the 30s.

Hoku Restaurant & Lounge Bar (VE) — Veneto Secrets

In addition to the outdoor area overlooking the beach, Hoku also offers a private room that can accommodate up to 14 people seated and romantic tables for two, perfect after taking advantage of the splendid spa of the Hotel Falkensteiner, also open to non-guests in the Day Spa formula.

Live DJ sets during lunch and dinner time complete the experience to really feel, for the time of an aperitif or a real vacation, in a tropical paradise!

The Secret

The Falkensteiner offers one of the most beautiful spas on the coast, Acquapura Blue Horizon SPA, with 4 heated indoor and outdoor pools, a panoramic sea view spa, whirlpool and hammam and rasul areas.

Useful Info

Hoku Restaurant & Lounge Bar
Piazza Le Corbusier 6
30016 Jesolo, Venezia
Tel. +39 0421 18310

Main courses: 17 — 34 euro
Pokes and salads: from 14 euro
Cocktails: from 12 euro

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