On the outskirts of Mexico City, Esrawe Studio designed the Japanese Restaurant Tori Tori Santa Fe featuring a more varied spatial sequence. The centrepiece of the space is a double-height zone with a large circular teppanyaki grill that can serve sixteen diners at a time with a cylinder made of pale timber panels suspended above. Smaller circular grills are found at the restaurant’s perimeter while the rest of the space comprises simple square tables and angular chairs. A takeaway counter, partially hidden behind a wooden screen, allows guests to buy food and drinks to take off-site. The designers use pale timber and simple, articulated wooden joinery for the elements within the space, while the walls are clad in dark wood panels featuring a robust, minimalistic relief.