Brasserie L’écrin

The process of opening Brasserie L’écrin in the new ATRE Ueno complex at Ueno Station took longer than anticipated because of continuously difficult work and numerous restrictions.
We feel fortunate, however, to have had ILYA design the space and supervise construction; their superb teamwork and timely and accurate judgment was a large factor in the creation of a restaurant that we are ultimately very happy with.
While I know that the theme-infusing a seventy-year-old building with a modern sensibility-presented a very difficult task for the design team, as I gaze at our dining room and the customers that fill it day after day, I feel the space already has the natural, comfortable atmosphere of a restaurant that has been running for years. We are very pleased with the intelligent and creative way in which the criteria we set at our many meetings during the design phase were reflected.
I am certain that ILYA’s professional design team would invariably produce similarly excellent results on future projects with completely different conditions and themes as well.

Takashi Yura

General Manager, L'écrin