Kissa Tanto

Project Type: Special Projects

Designer: Ste. Marie Design

Location: Vancouver

Voted “Canada’s Best New Restaurant” in 2017, Kissa Tanto is a Japanese-Italian restaurant located on the second level of an older building that had sat empty for years in Gastown. Working as the construction manager, CDC made significant base building modifications to bring the building up to code and to accommodate the full commercial kitchen and equipment. Inspired by jazz cafes from the 60s, this 80-seat restaurant was furnished with colourful bar seating, low tables and cozy private booths with a glossy coved ceiling and retro colours and patterns throughout the space.

Photography: Knauf and Brown