Case Study - Aji Restaurant, Dubai, UAE

Project data

  • Customer
  • Retail & Beyond Commercial Investment LLC
  • Value
  • AED 8m
  • Area
  • 10,000 sq ft
  • Completion date
  • October 2016
  • Project Manager
  • Compass Project Management
  • Architect
  • Keane Brands
  • Structural Engineer
  • Ted Jacobs


ISG successfully completed Aji, a Japanese-Peruvian large restaurant in the Club Vista Mare restaurant quarter. The team helped to build a separate lounge, private dining room, large terrace and an external bar area with a ceviche counter for preparing and serving sushi.

Aji restaurant fit out
Aji restaurant fit out

The project

The team overcame challenges thanks to close communication with the main contractor and the developer, Nakheel. The Club Vista Mare development has eight restaurants all sharing the same roof space for equipment. To allow equipment access and ducting for all eight restaurants, ISG worked with the other parties to design and build a lightweight steel structure to sit over existing equipment. This allowed AHUs and ecology units to be housed and conduit trays to run services through the back-of-house (BoH) areas.

Inside the restaurant there was limited roof space to house electrical equipment, so additional steel structure was constructed for units to sit on. This was incorporated into the interior design and made to look like part of the restaurant. 


ISG delivered a new restaurant space at Club Vista Mare on the Palm Jumeriah covering 10,000 sq ft. The full-service restaurant consists of a lively dining area, an external terrace and bar, a ceviche counter and a private dining room.

ISG collaborated with a dedicated team to deliver the finished space, incorporating the design changes and achieving the desired quality level.

The team completed the project ensuring client expectations were met, and the work was delivered within budget and to the agreed timeframe.


Aji restaurant fit out