Mr. Baozi, located in Juhu, combines local and Asian inuences into a raw earthy look with contemporary touches. Partially concealed from the street view by a rustic yet eye-catching terracotta red wall crowned with a charming scallop shaped trellis, the entrance promises an enthralling visual treat within its veiled facade.
Beyond the walls, a warm, rustic combination of pinewood, stone and the deep richness of brick creates a resplendent yet cosy outdoor space nestled within a richly patterned exposed laterite facade. The raw appeal of these earthy materials is sharply contrasted by the bright chirpy yellow and turquoise chairs, creating an element of surprise that upholds the uniqueness of every Sumessh Menon designed space.
The alfresco section of Mr. Baozi has a mix of custom lounge seating, and the raw brick and cement sequence that sets the tone of the entire outdoor space is reminiscent of Charles Correa’s designs. The whole place is high on warmth and energy. Menon has effectively managed to scoop out a perfectly round private nook from a square space with a nely crafted curved rope installation that cleverly grants privacy without cutting you off from the allure of the restaurant.
The restaurant is truly a treasure-trove of illustrative design ideas, ne craft and exceptional customization - an ode to all things fun and Asian. It’s a lively, chirpy yet warm space with a refreshing new theme—raw earthy meets funky Asian.