The 60ft long bar is another element that was used to support the design objective. Stenciled street art and graffiti tells the story of The Last Emperor from his birth to his death, and stretches across the entire bar front. The bar top consists of repurposed skateboard deck tiles. Each one looks different and tells a different story.
The dining area is separated into an area with bar height seating (located behind the Sushi bar) and an area with table seating. All tables were custom made with reclaimed NC barn wood. The Asian sign for 8 is branded into the corner of each table. Modern clusters of light globes tied together and hung with red cables function as chandeliers above the bar height tables whereas the back dining area features industrial style light fixtures from Kichler. The back dining area also features a wall with eight LED backlit cubbies that show Icons significant of the Asian culture (e.g. a dragon, a geisha, Bruce Lee, etc)
The wall covering behind the sushi bar features a custom made oversized street art mural. A 325-pound slate Buddha keeps watch over the restaurant from a perch that appears to be floating within an oversized bento box. The overall indoor color scheme is complimentary with neutral accents.
The outdoor space is guarded by a 70 foot long dragon wall mural. The seating has an urban lounge vibe that is accented with LED lit spheres and cubes.
Dates of Construction: May 2014- August 2014
Total Covers: 70 people inside/ 40 people outside