• Creating a global design blueprint for premium Japanese restaurant


DesignLSM completed the design of Sumosan Doha – a premium Japanese restaurant in Qatar – creating a dining experience for both locals and visitors, and setting a global design narrative which will provide a blueprint for future restaurants for this internationally-acclaimed brand.

Located in Msheireb in downtown Doha, Qatar, the new centre of Doha, the restaurant is situated within a new development considered to be the largest covered plaza in the world and as such also benefits from having a large external terrace adorned with lush planting.

Design Inspiration and Outcome

The inspiration from the design was influenced by the art and precision taken when producing the famed Sumosan sushi, as well as the craft and materiality of Japanese joinery. The new Sumosan narrative reflects a natural, sophisticated and contemporary style, with the open kitchen forming the heart of the space – ensuring that the mastery of the chefs and the exquisite Japanese cuisine are the true stars of the show.

Signature design elements introduced by DesignLSM add a subtle elegance to Sumosan’s latest venue, including an exclusive dining chair created for Sumosan, a custom designed table, and tailor made waiter stations.

DesignLSM also commissioned striking art installations to compliment the design, including a tubular, undulating sculpture occupying the ceiling and creating a dramatic impact for guests.