Located in the commercial district Santa Fe, Tori Tori Santa Fe is the fifth Mexico City outpost of the renowned Japanese restaurant chain in Mexico City. Designed by Esrawe Studio, the restaurant is located on the ground floor of a corporate office tower and encompasses several dining areas and a Japanese grab-and-go shop.
Inspired by the subtlety and sobriety of Japanese craftsmanship, with a serene and monochromatic atmosphere, the project seeks to emphasize the scale of the space with two suspended elements made of oak wood.
Its texture and monumental expression evoke the association of the construction of Samurai armor, especially an armor called dō. One of these elements frames a take-out food space called grab & go, and the largest one stands as a radial fireplace on the main teppanyaki table. Both are transformed into light objects that define and delimit the two poles of the restaurant with their scale.
The main wall that houses the sushi bar is inhabited by bas-reliefs based on the abstraction and stylization of Kanji writing and graphics with pure geometries. The restaurant also covers a central area, with a terrace with tables for teppanyaki and a private area for diners.
Esrawe Studio has custom-designed all of the furniture in Tori Tori Sante Fe. Seating includes different oak chair designs that are left natural or painted black.