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Mott 32 is named after 32 Mott Street in New York. The restaurant offers Cantonese food with some signature Sichuan and Beijing dishes.
Immediately on entering Mott 32, you’re bombarded with this ‘East meets West’ ethos in the décor. We descend a staircase which winds down towards the basement of the Standard Chartered Building and clap eyes on the central light fixture – a bare lightbulb-cum-iron chains installation that is reminiscent of New York’s famed warehousey industrial design. Though sufficiently lit, the walls and fittings in the dining room are all dark, with stark Chinese decorations throughout the venue, like the giant abacus which hangs above a long table and the wall of Chinese calligraphy pens in a private dining room. Just like the restaurants in Mott Street, this place brings in both Western and Chinese historical décor so that both cultures are married throughout.