ra'mien go hoher markt, Vienna
Nine years years after leaving ra’mien, I was approached by my brother Tie and his business partner Dong to rejoin them for a new chain restaurant project.
One thought on the inspiration for ra’mien go: Police Stations in Japan (Koban).
Even if it might sound surprising: when thinking about the look of chain food restaurants, I thought of police stations in Japan. Police stations in Japan all look different even though they share the same logo. Architecturally and visually, they are built differently and very often they adapt to their neighbourhood. This explains the wide range: from a police station that is built like a kiosk in a park, to a station in the shrine area of Asakusa Tokyo that looks like traditional Japanese architecture. For ra’mien go, the starting point was quite similar: the aim was to reflect and create some sort of dialogue with the branches’ respective surroundings and the function required.
ra’mien go opened in 2012. We are currently working on ra’mien go #4 and ra’mien go #5.
1010 Wien, Hoher Markt 8-9
Mo – Fr 11:00 – 20:30 Uhr
Photo #1, #2, #5 by Michael Mishima