Chaya Brasserie-sushi table

Chaya Brasserie

The owner of Chaya Brasserie is a pioneer of Franco-Japanese cuisine, and comes from a restaurant dynasty who opened its first teahouse in Japan 390 years ago. After starting the . . .

Branch Line Bar-Bar Counter

Branch Line Bar

Located at a nondescript corner of a typical Emeryville office building, the Branch Line Bar offered a comfortable and chilled place to relax after a long work day. Hayashida Architects . . .



Coming from Paris, France, the client approached Hayashida Architects to help them realize their vision of starting a European style eatery in San Francisco. We communicated digitally with the client . . .

Specialty’s Café & Bakery - Accent Wall

Specialty’s Café & Bakery

The client was a young company looking to expand on its concept of a quick service café with in-house baked goods. Hayashida Architects was hired to fit a bakery operation . . .

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Located on Post Street in the heart of San Francisco’s Japantown, Bushitei’s French California Fusion cuisine has won many acclaims including a coveted 1-star rating in the 2007 Michelin Guide. . . .

Bollinger Bar and Grill-dining

Bollinger Bar and Grill

Hayashida Architects transformed the existing cavernous restaurant space into a multi-use dining room.  Through the use of cherry wood partition doors, the space can be opened up to accommodate a . . .

Red Tractor Cafe-exterior

Red Tractor Café

The Red Tractor Café’s idea was based on the founder’s memories of his grandmother’s farm in the Midwest. Using natural colors and finished woods (pine and Douglas fir), Hayashida Architects . . .

Aquanox-Bar Rendering


AquaKnox, as the name suggests, is known for its seafood. Hayashida Architects worked on the conceptual design for this premiere restaurant bar in the Venetian Resort Casino. The wide-open entrance and the . . .

Brennan’s Sports Bar-bar

Brennan’s Sports Bar

As part of a two acre mixed use development, Hayashida Architects was hired to relocate this Berkeley Institution into the former Southern Pacific Depot, a designated Historic landmark with it’s own . . .



Hayashida Architects was asked to create an East-West aesthetic for an Asian Fusion restaurant concept. This former train station had a main room with high coffered ceilings and beautiful wood . . .

Ghirardelli Ice Cream & Chocolate Shop-Barefoot Landing-Bar & Retail

Ghirardelli Ice Cream & Chocolate Shop

Ghirardelli Chocolate wanted to create the ambiance of an old fashioned soda fountain. Using period colors and materials such as mosaic tile flooring, mahogany casework, and stainless steel counter, Hayashida . . .

Barley & Hopps-Mezzanine

Barley & Hopps

This corner of San Mateo’s Redevelopment Area was formally several different retail and service facilities. Beauty Salon, Pharmacy, small offices and others were housed in this historic building located on . . .


JoAnn’s “B” Street Café

The theater marquee is the striking center of attraction in this late-1940’s style diner, completed in 1992. The flashy design includes authentic linoleum squares for flooring, custom lighting sconces shaped . . .

Fresh Blend

Fresh Blend

Located across the street from the University of California at Berkeley, Fresh Blend’s wide variety of healthy and energizing beverages draws in both students and faculty. The nutritional reminders which line the walls of . . .



Allowing only two weeks in 1991 for complete renovation of the dining area, relocation of the bar, and addition of a pizza oven and serving area, this challenging project required . . .

Sonoma Valley Bagel-San Carlos-service counter

Sonoma Valley Bagel

As the design of this store progressed, Hayashida -Architects were faced with the challenge of conveying the clients identity while preserving the unique architectural features of this historic building. Cathedral . . .

On the Border-Milpitas-exterior

On The Border

On The Border, an 8,000 square foot restaurant, offers its patrons an extensive menu of mesquite-fired fare in a family-style dining environment.  Hayashida Architects assisted the client with modifying the . . .

Black Angus Steakhouse-Valencia-Exterior

Black Angus Steakhouse

Black Angus Steakhouse is all about serving great ranch-style steaks in a comfortable setting with an affordable price-point.  The concept took off.  Hayashida Architects worked with client to roll-out 26 . . .

Fresh Choice-Walnut Creek

Fresh Choice

Hayashida Architects designs many Fresh Choice restaurants in California and in Texas. Traditionally, each Fresh Choice location has a very different exterior that is designed to fit in with the . . .

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1/4 LB Giant Burgers

The Oakland International Airport, located in Oakland, California, shuttles over five thousand passengers each day. When the Port of Oakland chose to upgrade all the food and retail services located . . .

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Alcatraz Brewing Co.

Alcatraz Brewing Company integrates handcrafted beer brewery in its popular restaurants across the nation.  Hayashida Architects collaborated with Engstrom Design Group to create these 250 seat, 9000 square foot restaurant, bar, and brewery.  One of its . . .

California Cafe-Littleton CO-dining

California Cafe

Hayashida Architects collaborated with Engstrom Design Group in the creation of this new California Cafe in Littleton, Colorado. The process from design to construction was implemented by Hayashida Architects utilizing . . .

Blackhawk Grille

Blackhawk Grille

With the opening of the Blackhawk Grille in 1991, a new image for California Cafe was created. This 200 seat restaurant lounge is located in the Blackhawk Plaza Shopping Center, which . . .

Rodeo Cantina-Bar

Rodeo Cantina

A refreshing mingling of the tropics and Tex-Mex describes this colorful eatery. The corrugated steel ceiling and the antique gas tank in the foreground are reminiscent of a dusty roadside cafe. However, looking out . . .

Sloppy Joe's Bar & Grill-Irvine-Hemingway theme room

Sloppy Joe’s Bar & Grill

Sloppy Joe’s patrons at the Irvine location have two bars to choose from: the Hemingway theme room, complete with a stage for live music and a dance floor, and the . . .

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Fat Tuesday

Warm tropical breezes flow through the open air design of this innovative margarita bar unveiled in November 1994.   The decor is colorful but simple so as not to detract from harbor sites, . . .