Komatsu Ramen Coming to Kansas City, MO
Komatsu Ramen is expected to open late-spring on Broadway Rd in Kansas City, MO. Erik Borger, owner of iL Lazzarone Pizzeria, says the restaurant will feature authentic Japanese noodle dishes and appetizers and a full bar highlighting sake, beer and Japanese-inspired cocktails. Chef Joe West, Borger’s business partner, will manage the kitchen.
Komatsu (小松) means small (小 ko) pine tree (松 matsu); therefore, inspiring the life of the building construction from 26,000 pounds of fresh, beautiful radiata pine. The interior will be contemporary and minimal in design with 21 private booths.
The logo design reflects a small pine tree, wood grain texture, and a dashing wet circular paintbrush stroke which pays homage to Japanese sumi ink art and calligraphy. The depth of the logo paired with a modern, thin, sans-serif font embodies the high quality ingredients found in these simple dishes with great depth of flavor – the chef-quality cuisine is, in fact, a work of art.
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