A PLAY OF DARK AND LIGHT
RURI Kaiseki Ryori is a traditional Japanese restaurant located on the third floor of an office sky scraper in the middle of Chengdu’s high-tech district. Although the idea sounds like a recipe for disaster, the end result is surprisingly magical. The restaurant is an environment all of its own with a completely different atmosphere and décor from the rest of the 58-floor office tower.
The masterful lighting program, creates drama and highlights the feel that the meals are a performance, not just a meal. With an elegant mix of traditional and modern materials, this restaurant is a spectacle worth experiencing.
Traditional Japanese elements such as stone, pebbles, sand and bamboo are used prominently. These materials express the nature of the mountainous Sichuan Province. Sand stands for water, while stone stands for mountain, and is decorated with moss. Along the path, the dry landscape garden shuttles between the front hall, the cooking area and the private rooms. Guests can experience different scenery along the path. To enhance the atmosphere of each dining room the designers have carefully curated a selection of bonsai trees, artworks and artifacts.