TAKOI:

DETROIT

 

design ARCHITECT:

undecorated: Ish Rafiuddin

 

ARCHITECT of record:

BIGG DESIGNS

 

SITE:

Michigan Ave & 17th

Detroit

 

TYPE:

Adaptive reuse

commercial

restaurant

 

SCOPE:

5,000 SF Site

2,100 SF BUILT

 

AWARDS:

James Beard

Best New Restaurant

Semi-Finalist, 2016 

 

#1 Best New Restaurant

Detroit Free Press, 2017 

 

Top 12 New Restaurant

in the USA, Thrillist, 2016

 

PRESS:

VARIOUS

 

PROJECT SITE:

takoidetroit.com

 

DETAILS:

On February 17th, 2017, after being open for just eleven months, KATOI was subjected to an act of ARSON, and was totally gone; enter TAKOI. During their first year in operation, KATOI was honored with numerous accolades. What was gone was GREAT, and Prince Concepts along with the KATOI team, and Ish Rafiuddin of UNDECORATED came together to create a Resurrected KATOI that was no longer the naive boy that met Detroit in 2016, but rather a man: scarred, matured, and humbled from it's previous rise and fall, but ready and eager to continue dazzling the natives of Detroit, and visitors from all over, alike. TAKOI opened in August of 2017, with an updated outdoor space enclosed by a 14'h architectural chainmail fence, and showcasing 14 trees, some enhanced dining room details, and a bar room annex for eating, drinking, and dancing.