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Gyoza bar is a contemporary Japanese eatery with Indonesian touches

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Designer AlvinT Studio sought to infuse this bar with nods to both Japanese and Indonesian culture

A gigantic Gyoza-shaped canopy woven with synthetic rattan sits above the main dining area

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Designed by: AlvinT Studio
Photography by Martin Westlake

From the architect: This is a whimsical interpretation of a modern Japanese street food bar. In the hands of AlvinT Studio, Gyoza bar is a made out of a fusion of Japanese comic-ky graphics with eye-popping colours.
Many of the furniture were custom designed with a young and cheerful mood in mind. One of the highlights were the suspended lounge chair that gives a different experience eating in a restaurant. Screaming for attention is the main dining area which is in a form of a seating booth complimented with a gigantic Gyoza-shaped canopy woven with synthetic rattan.
There are many symbolic references to Japanese culture, such as the coin-shaped partition in the private rooms, and custom prints wallpaper on the main wall. Overall the space echoes an idiosyncratic character that is contemporary Japanese fused with Indonesian touches.

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First published date: 09 June 2017

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