The design of this new ramen bar is adding to San Francisco’s street culture

Orenchi Beyond Ramen Bar by Craig Steely Architecture

Photography by Bruce Damonte

 

Architect Craig Steely has sent us photos of his latest work, Orenchi Beyond, a ramen bar located in the Mission District of San Francisco.

 

Orenchi Beyond Ramen Bar by Craig Steely Architecture

Photography by Bruce Damonte

When describing his influence, Craig mentions, “In designing the space we were inspired by the complex mix of street culture and traditional Japanese values found in the ramen shops we visited in Japan.”

Orenchi Beyond Ramen Bar by Craig Steely Architecture

Photography by Bruce Damonte

Taking in the inspiration from Japan, original street facade was demolished and pushed 12 ft into the space, therefore creating a gathering space between the sidewalk and the the interior.

Orenchi Beyond Ramen Bar by Craig Steely Architecture

Photography by Bruce Damonte

The new storefront has been made from Sakura wood, with windows allowing diners to eat and drink both indoors and out.

Orenchi Beyond Ramen Bar by Craig Steely Architecture

Photography by Bruce Damonte

Orenchi Beyond Ramen Bar by Craig Steely Architecture

Photography by Bruce Damonte

Here’s a close-up look at the woodworking on the facade.

Orenchi Beyond Ramen Bar by Craig Steely Architecture

Photography by Bruce Damonte

An orange/red door guides you into the space.

Orenchi Beyond Ramen Bar by Craig Steely Architecture

Photography by Bruce Damonte

The stool seating has been inspired by traditional Japanese sake barrels.

Orenchi Beyond Ramen Bar by Craig Steely Architecture

Photography by Bruce Damonte

The wood frames cause shadows to project onto the walls.

Orenchi Beyond Ramen Bar by Craig Steely Architecture

Photography by Bruce Damonte

The tables have been painted in Japanese tattoo styles depicting traditional Japanese myths and Yakuza movie mash-ups.

Orenchi Beyond Ramen Bar by Craig Steely Architecture

Photography by Bruce Damonte

A large bear mural covers the wall near the kitchen.

Orenchi Beyond Ramen Bar by Craig Steely Architecture

Photography by Bruce Damonte

The space also has a bar with seating.

Orenchi Beyond Ramen Bar by Craig Steely Architecture

Photography by Bruce Damonte

If you’re in San Francisco and want to check it out for yourself, Orenchi Beyond can be found at 174 Valencia St.

Orenchi Beyond Ramen Bar by Craig Steely Architecture

Photography by Bruce Damonte

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