Wolfe, Inc., Oakland, California
The owners of Ramen Shop expanded their restaurant when they acquired the space next door. Providing a larger bar in the new space freed up seats in the main restaurant, lowering wait time for this incredibly popular venue. The remodel also gave them a much needed state-of-the-art kitchen and storage, including room for two new custom-made Japanese noodle machines with the capacity to produce noodles twice as fast. To bring a cohesiveness to the two spaces, a steel tunnel was built for customer and staff access between the restaurant and bar. Customers now enter the ramen shop through the remodeled bar space to the main room.