Saffy's Restaurant

  • Prize
    Winner in Architectural Design Restaurant – Casual
  • Company/Firm
    NCA Studio, Inc.
  • Lead Designer
    Nicole Cannon
  • Other Designer(s)
    Behnoud Najafi
  • Architect
    NCA Studio, Inc.
  • Interior Designer
    Nicky Kaplan Interiors
  • Hospitality
    Bestia/Bavel/Saffy's Team
  • Construction Company
  • Photo Credit
    Joseph Weaver
  • Location
    4845 Fountain Ave, Los Angeles, California, 90029
  • Project Date
    June 2022

A neighborhood restaurant from celebrated chefs located in the heart of East Hollywood, Saffy’s celebrates its middle eastern flavors and design while honoring its Los Angeles heritage. The Architect worked closely with the owner and interior designer to bring their ‘70s era Moroccan design into the historical Art Deco building and transform the previously all deco restaurant into this middle eastern gem.

Saffy’s is divided into three areas, each with its own ambiance. The main dining features high ceilings, brass chandeliers, stained glass windows and plush seating, which creates an intimate dining experience. The lively bar has a long curving bar, brass shelving, playful wall patterns, and arched doorways that make it perfect for relaxing and enjoying a cocktail.

The kitchen stands out with vibrant colors, flames of the live fire and the bustle of the chefs preparing mouthwatering middle eastern delicacies. Pale pink hues, golden accents, light wood tones and art deco-stained glass fill the space with a lighthearted and inviting energy. Diners gaze directly into the expanded open kitchen where sparks fly from the live firewood grill and the energy of the chefs fills the air.

Over twenty years of experience in design, construction, and management fields including commercial, broadcast, hospitality, education, retail and residential fields. Leads the office with her passion for creative problem solving and quality design. She is committed to creating remarkable spaces through practical, sustainable and creative solutions. Licensed California Architect with expertise in Architecture, Design, Project Management, Restaurants, Single Family Residential, Broadcast, Tenant Improvement, Programming, Commercial Design and Program Management