Tori Tori Restaurant in Mexico by Rojkind und Esrawe
von | Dec 13, 2011

Tori Tori is considered one of the best Japanese restaurants in Mexico City. Now Mexican architecture and design firms Rojkind arquitectos and Studio Esrawe have joined forces to design and build another larger restaurant for the popular eatery. The existing structure, once an office building, was broken up in favor of a, in the architects' words, "modern and cosmopolitan temple". Two steel grids surround the restaurant's glazed shell, thus creating an interesting interplay between light and shadow on the interior. Adhering to the clients' wishes, the architects installed a number of terrace-like dining rooms, taking their inspiration from the Japanese culture, each with its own unique materiality. The subtle changes in color and material in addition to the directional lighting aid the division of the space and make for a celebration of the place we dedicate to taste sensations. The furniture that adorns the restaurant's interior was designed by Studio Esrawe especially for Tori Tori.

The Tori Tori restaurant in Mexico City designed by Rojkind Arquitectos and Studio Esrawe | All photos © Paul Rivera