Shanghai restaurant in Ixelles

Dam Sum Restaurant


In the mood for Chinese delicacies

Interior design of Dam Sum restaurant by ncbham

Dam Sum owner, Damien Toulouse, approached ncbham with the intent of creating the first Shanghai Dim Sum restaurant in Ixelles, Brussels.

The identity of the space and the look & feel were to be authentic but non-traditional. We introduced the Asian universe and its complex minimalism while incorporating historical Chinese influences.


Dam Sum restaurant - in the mood for Chinese delicacies
Dam Sum restaurant in Ixelles serving Chinese delicacies
Flashing lights and barstools at Dam Sum restaurant
Dam Sum restaurant in Ixelles - Chinese delicacies

The red colour is a strong symbol of good fortune and joy China, while the newspapers on the wall, the suspended canopies, the presence of flashing lights and barstools convey the feeling of popular China’s street food. The look & feel exposes bright and reviving colours and materials with sustained contrast, suggesting a nocturnal and urban setting.

sittings area
Shanghai restaurant in Ixelles
Dim Sum restaurant in Ixelles, Bruxelles
Red is a symbol of good fortune in China
dam sum employee cooking Chinese dim sum
dam sum employee preparing a Chinese dish

Check out our work on Dam Sum II

& if you are in Brussels and in the mood for dim sum, that’s here:


Dam Sum


Food experience
Kitchen Design
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Project team

Mauro Brigham
Luc Pecourt


Pictures by Rannjan Joawn