Inspired by the residences of Shanghainese noble along the cloistered laneway, Li Long is perched on the turquoise waters of the picturesque Ithaafushi island. Intimate, charming and authentic, Li Long is the signature Chinese restaurant on the island, featuring an impressive open kitchen, foyer, dining room, private room & terrace. A delicate mix of warm and natural base palette with refined brass detailing and eclectic textiles create an effortlessly upscale and inviting atmosphere throughout.
A contemporary take on a traditional Ming vase is re-interpreted as a bespoke 2m-high feature bell made of infused porcelain and timber. The feature artwork sits above the central banquette which anchors the space allowing each table to enjoy the views of the live cooking as well as the captivating scenery.
Warm brick-patterned walls, intricate brass screens and attention to detail create an authentic residential feel, while the open kitchen featuring the signature duck oven at close proximity to the intimate seating arrangement ensures that each guest is receiving a tailor made experience. The high pitched timber roof is adorned with an iridescent green wall covering then finished with an elaborate timber screen with brass highlights. The overall detailing, selection of artwork and bespoke nature of the elements breathe life into the space, truly giving the guests a sense of belonging and the intimacy of dining in someone’s home.