Hand-crafted Japanese restaurant | original and second location
Yanako’s owner, Moon Krapugthong, was seeking to create a multi-sensory experience at her Japanese restaurant. Like classic Japanese dishes, the design amplifies the natural and the simple. A vertical garden fills the daylit atrium and wood paneling warms the spaces and tempers sound for a more intimate dining experience. The spaces feels home-like by design to provide guests with the warmth and welcome you might feel if you were greeted in Moon’s home. Working on a tight budget, Re:Vision collaborated with Moon’s employees and builders on the design. At the conclusion of Yanako’s original lease, Re:Vision collaborated again with Chef Moon to relocate the restaurant to a new space in Manayunk connected to Chabba Thai, her other Manayunk restaurant and also a Re:Vision design.
Incorporates 100 year old roofing tile from a deconstructed temple in Japan
The sushi bar from the first Yanako was constructed out of a single slab of wood and was then modified and transported to the relocated restaurant
A special location in the restaurant was designed for friends and family away from the hustle and bustle of the dining room
A remnant two-story perforated steel wall from the previous tenant was repurposed as a living wall covered with plants
– Zagat Survey review of Yanako