Benihana, Glasgow

Highly commended



INTERIORS: Interior Design




Benihana International


Hospitality design specialists DesignLSM have created a fresh interior concept for renowned US restaurant group Benihana. The new, Glasgow based restaurant, the first site of the brand’s planned expansion; creates an entertaining teppanyaki dining experience with subversive visual nods that evoke the energy and true ethos of the brand. 

Located in Glasgow’s West Nile Street, the hypnotic design aesthetic captivates guests as soon as they enter the space; with a dramatically framed cocktail bar marking the beginning of their Benihana experience. The designers adopted a mature palette of polished plaster, pale oak and (Shou Sugi Ban) charred timber paired with bold tones of black and red which echo the brand’s origins. Japanese manga illustrations have inspired key parts of the design from the mesmerizing feature floor tiles to the distinctive ‘anime’ style wall artwork. The overall scheme projects a confident tone and bold aesthetic in line with the brand’s vision of evolving Benihana for a new generation.