Bolstering Vietnam’s design scene, transforms a Ho Chi Minh City ramen bar into a quirky but stylish bistro – furnishings and finishes directly reference pork noodle bowls, served up in mass. Heading the fledgling practice, Japanese architect Joe Chikamori realizes a flexible scheme that still ensures customer satisfaction.
A floor-to-ceiling mosaic – illustrating a hardy dollop of ramen – transcends through the glass-clad facade. Guest move from a covered outdoor dining area to a semi-circular bar. The same bowl-inspired shape can be found in a series of concrete-encapsulated tables – modular units accommodating large to small parties. Before reaching these intimate nooks, visitors climb a floating staircase, flanked by a noodle-inspired barrier and wire-wrapped lamps.
Ramen Bar Suzuki – 8/5 Le Thang Ton, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City