Edamame Sushi + Grill is a unique and new restaurant environment designed around an upscale cafeteria style experience. Intimate Dining Pods at various levels frame the open Kitchen complimenting the active environment within the exterior green enclosure. This “Pan Asian” environment immerses diners in the design concept of the restaurant.
“We always say that the toughest problems generate the most interesting solutions. The Edamame Sushi + Grill project leasehold was a horribly long and narrow space with a simple storefront entry.
We discussed a mezzanine to exploit the vertical space but there was an enormous girder in the center of the space. We solved this problem by creating intimate dining “pods” at various levels to frame the open kitchen, creating an active environment within the exterior green enclosure (wrapper), not unlike edamame beans within the wrapper.
Creating two very distinct sides to the narrow space visually expands the space and mitigates the narrowness of the space; in fact, with opposing “pods” elevated above the space at the ends of the long orientation, the design reverses the orientation of the space away from the narrowness and storefront issues.”
The Project won an Honorable Mention in a national restaurant design competition hosted by the Los Angeles chapter of the American Institute of Architects Cool Space Cool Client Columbus loves the place (it shows up on #asSeeninColumbus)
Timothy A. Bass, AIA, LEED AP
Bass Studio Architects