YuiDesign

Putting Ideas on the Table℠

Since 1986, culinary legends from around the world have turned to YuiDesign for help realizing their visions. We have provided master plans, concept development, and front- and back-of-the-house design for hospitality projects in the US, Asia, and the Pacific Rim. Jimi Yui is personally involved and oversees all projects from the concept development through design, installation, the punch list, the turn-over of the kitchen, pre-opening and opening. Our associates include trained chefs and seasoned hospitality and design professionals who share our commitment to innovative design, problem-solving, and cost savings, with a history of being on-time and on-budget.

In Service to those Imaginative souls who Create, Sustain, Inspire & Lead

Morimoto New York for Chef Masaharu Morimoto Photo: Fran Collin

Morimoto New York for Chef Masaharu Morimoto

Photo: Fran Collin

Culinary and hospitality legends from around the world have turned to YuiDesign for help realizing their visions since 1986. We strive to be of service to those who, in the true spirit of hospitality, yearn to be of service, who immerse themselves in the wonder and creativity that feed the soul of a culinary operation, and who possess the discipline and practicality to give form to vision.

At YuiDesign, a boutique, family-owned and family-operated firm run by the entrepreneurial team of Jimi and Ellen Yui, we offer a unique level of expertise and a highly personalized "hands-on" working style well-suited to the artistry of chefs and the disruptive ethos of hospitality innovators. Foundational to our work is a desire to marry form with function as we deliver practical, real-world solutions for out-of-this-world ideas. 

We provide master plans, concept development, front- and back-of-the-house design, and design consulting for hospitality projects. Our projects, which include iconic and often game-changing developments in North America, Asia, the Pacific Rim and the Middle East, include:

  • chef-owned and fine-dining restaurants;

  • resorts and hotels;

  • lifestyle concepts combining food, fashion, retail, art and more;

  • bistros, brew pubs, and other casual dining;

  • retail and bakeries;

  • museums and stadiums;

  • corporate and educational facilities; 

  • luxury healthcare hospitality concepts; and

  • prototype designs and renovations.

Jimi Yui is personally involved and oversees all projects from the concept development through design, installation, the punch list, the turn-over of the kitchen, pre-opening and opening.

Renowned hospitality developers and financiers have relied on our expertise, and we regularly collaborate with leading architectural and design studios from across the globe. 

Over 75% of YuiDesign projects represent repeat business from satisfied clients and collaborators, and 100% of new business comes through the referral of friends.

Our associates include trained chefs and seasoned hospitality and design professionals who share our commitment to innovative design, problem-solving, and cost savings, with a history of being on-time and on-budget. 

If you are trying to break the mold, we want to be your thought partner.

We love what we do.

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