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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


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.


First published date: 09 June 2017

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