Tori Tori is considered one of the best Japanese restaurants in Mexico City. Now diners have another reason to visit. Mexican architecture and design firms Rojkind Arquitectos and Studio Esrawe have joined forces to design and build a larger restaurant to accommodate the growth for the popular eatery. The existing structure, once an office building, was broken up to create, in the architects’ words, a “modern and cosmopolitan temple.” Two steel grids surround the restaurant’s glazed shell, creating an interesting interplay between light and shadow on the interior.
The architects installed a number of terrace-like dining rooms, taking their inspiration from 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 celebrate the place dedicated to taste sensations. The furniture that adorns the restaurant’s interior was custom designed by Studio Esrawe for Tori Tori. For more information, visit http://www.to ritori.com.mx.