Shenzhen’s East & West Restaurant is a very uniquely designed restaurant in China. The front of the restaurant consists of simple fencing made of bamboo and steel and a huge banyan tree. This tree is the focal point when you enter the restaurant. Every detail of the space and décor was thought through, keeping the banyan tree in mind. As you enter the restaurant, the beautiful tree stands tall. Behind it is a steel structure with black sand mountains and red sand skies.
The city of Shenzhen, historically known as Sham Chun, is located on the east bank of the Pearl River. The city is a modern metropolis that links Hong Kong to China’s mainland. Shenzhen is known for its shopping destinations, restaurants, and amusement parks. The city also features contemporary buildings, including the 600-meters-tall Ping An International Finance Center.
East & West is also known as Dong Xi, its direct Chinese translation. It stands for the positions and the Taoist theory of the Five Elements. As you continue to move through the space, you notice every impeccable detail. This minimal restaurant design features handmade door handles, pillars with one unfinished side, the shape of the lambs, and even the walls with unique patterns that seem natural.
The main dining area has a piece of wood with a diameter of one meter and four meters in length for guests to sit and enjoy their food. The site also features a circulating water scene that falls down the stack by stack. The leather and marble mixed with the copper show the relationship between soft and hard. The entire space plays with juxtaposition, much like its name. Near the courtyard, two tea tables have respective styles that create different atmospheres. The minimal restaurant design establishes a relationship between humans and the environment. Two opposites that can still blend in together beautifully.
The experience at the East & West Restaurant was genuinely unique. The main idea behind the restaurant is to express a state of mind of being modest and genuine to oneself is very important. Everything has a purpose, starting from the staff’s custom gauze uniforms, every ingredient is strategically picked to be mixed, and the cup of tea was crafted to perfection. Whether you want to have a banquet with family and friends, meet up with old friends, or have a glass of wine, the East & West Restaurant is a perfect place to go.