Straits Restaurant

Burlingame, California

Hired to remodel an existing restaurant to update its southwestern chain restaurant style to a modern asian-inspired aesthetic, Straits Restaurant uses far-eastern motifs and authentic relics purchased in Singapore to add an exotic compliment to it’s award-winning cuisine. The existing bar and interior were completely gutted. The new bar and backwall was placed in the center of the restaurant to provide the resulting dining and lounge spaces a more intimate setting. The curved corner glass window which previously served as the back of the old bar was converted into an illuminated terrarium with a bamboo garden for passers by on the busy city street as well as the guests of the restaurant.