Already earning the title of the first unofficial hipster Chinese restaurant of Vienna, Mama Liu & Sons specialise in Hot Pot, Dim Sum and Asian beverages, served in a cool and relaxed atmosphere. The modern interior and sleek visual identity goes hand in hand with the clientele. So if you have a soft spot for hot and spicy oriental cuisine, check out the place on the corner of Gumpendorferstrasse and Köstlergasse.
The Liu family has run a Chinese restaurant in the same premises for over 10 year, but only after the recent renovation and rebranding the place has become the new hot spot in town. It’s the local Tzou Lubroth Architekten
who is responsible for the new fresh look of the corner restaurant. Mirrored stainless steel, minimalistic furniture, dark wooden floors and bare brick walls with delicate Asian inspired illustrations create a visually pleasing whole, where the concentration in on socialisation, conversation and the dining experience. You can choose to have a quick bite for lunch at the bar where free entertainment comes in the form of front row seat to the kitchen, or reserve a table for dinner (recommended!) under the black and gold steel lamps.
The changing daily specials and a range of small and large dishes you can combine to fit your taste are all spread out on the beautiful menus. The branding which includes the logo, stationery and packaging materials as well as online presence was done by none other than the Viennese Atelier Olschinsky. The visual identity hits three trends at once: mixing hand lettering and formal typography, combining monochrome with craft paper and using stamps as a printing technique. And it works like a charm!