The design is steeped in Chinese culture. Standing back, the feng shui layout gives a sense that all of the individual parts are inter-connected. The tiny details also harken back to Chinese style with ceramics, water and fire, and red spotlights.
The main dining area centers on a long 50-person communal dining table from which you can view the open kitchen. Running across the length of the ceiling above this centerpiece is an eye-catching sculpture of a scaly dragon diving into water. Each ceramic scale symbolizes a fish that has passed through the Dragon Gateway, in accordance with Chinese legend.
An upstairs room overlooks the main dining area and kitchen and features a bright installation called Chinese warrior armor.
YOD Studio was inspired by a bamboo forest and scaffolding in their design of the bar area. They hung metal rods to give the space an industrial look in a geometric pattern that, combined with radial lines, resemble dougong roofs and yin and yang balance. [Photography courtesy of