After over a decade of hard graft, Ekachai has built a solid and well-deserved reputation for itself as one of the foremost pioneers of pan-Asian casual dining in the UK. Turning full circle to where this thriving dining concept truly began in 2000, the interior of the brand’s buzzing Liverpool Street Oriental Dining Room has had a striking makeover.
Much of Ekachai’s success must surely be dedicated to the passion and dedication of Hong Kong-born owners, Thomas Tjong and Sidney Tsang. Having run over 30 successful restaurants, the pair is responsible for bringing one of the UK’s first noodle bars to Selfridges in Birmingham’s Bull Ring Shopping Centre, as well as opening up a dim sum bar in London’s iconic Harrods store.
Inspired by the food of their childhood, Thomas and Sidney are passionate about authentic flavours and high quality ingredients – something that is reflected within the restaurant’s stylish interior.
Channelling the Far East’s traditional street food style of dining, the new design incorporates an authentic blend of materials, including reclaimed timber, bamboo, natural rope, and recycled metal.
Large chunky wooden tables, suspended by rope from the ceiling, add a sense of drama to the space, while the artfully curated lighting delivers mood-changing flexibility – adapting from the high-octane energy of the busy lunchtime rush, to a more laid-back evening ambiance.