Mainland China this summer with the launch of Kiki Noodle House in Shanghai
(Image credit: KiKi Noodle House - Shanghai)

Already established in mainland Taiwan, the KiKi Restaurant Group made its first foray onto mainland China this summer with the launch of Kiki Noodle House in Shanghai.

This newest addition to the family might also be its most stylish outfit, with design by the Beijing-based Golucci Interior Architects, who has led with the spatial logic of traditional Taiwanese architecture reinvented through a contemporary lens.

The result sees a compelling juxtaposition of old and new concepts; a space where an old Taiwanese street cooking cart welcomes diners into a room characterised by a neutral palette of greys and beige, clean lines and an abundance of oak and concrete.

The influence of Taiwanese residential design is also evident in the ceiling, which mirrors the eaves and patios of classic buildings, and the outdoor ‘courtyard’ layout of the restaurant itself. A curvilinear wall bearing a forest mural introduces serenity via nature matched by the rock-like formations and topiary that sit in the centre of tables, and interrupted only by the reassuringly loud slurps of patrons dining on traditional dan dan noodles.

Led with the spatial logic of traditional Taiwanese architecture reinvented through a contemporary lens

(Image credit: KiKi Noodle House - Shanghai)

The result sees a compelling juxtaposition of old and new concepts

(Image credit: KiKi Noodle House - Shanghai)

Taiwanese street cooking cart welcomes diners into a room characterised by a neutral palette of greys and beige

(Image credit: KiKi Noodle House - Shanghai)

The influence of Taiwanese residential design is also evident in the ceiling

(Image credit: KiKi Noodle House - Shanghai)

A curvilinear wall bearing a forest mural introduces serenity via nature

(Image credit: KiKi Noodle House - Shanghai)

The rock-like formations and topiary that sit in the centre of tables

(Image credit: KiKi Noodle House - Shanghai)

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Melina Keays is the entertaining director of Wallpaper*. She has been part of the brand since the magazine’s launch in 1996, and is responsible for entertaining content across the print and digital platforms, and for Wallpaper’s creative agency Bespoke. A native Londoner, Melina takes inspiration from the whole spectrum of art and design – including film, literature, and fashion. Her work for the brand involves curating content, writing, and creative direction – conceiving luxury interior landscapes with a focus on food, drinks, and entertaining in all its forms