I got off to a slow start, forcing my poor wife to sit through endless terrible bowls of tonkotsu, but as I’ve slowly been able to track down proper ingredients (not as easy it sounds in this country) and even more slowly started to really get the hang of the nuances of this amazing food - improving the tare-, broth-, and noodle-making, generally unpicking the methods and techniques as I went along - it’s become harder and harder to stop myself from trying a pop-up.
And what better place than Cardiff? What better place than Wales, where as far as I can tell there’s not a single standalone ramen shop! I really believe that this country deserves proper ramen and I hope a hundred more noodle joints open after me. I just hope that people love this food as much as I do.
You'll notice I say proper ramen, rather than authentic ramen.
Awesome food - you won't find proper ramen like this anywhere else in Cardiff.
The ramen selection is extensive, delicious and a real labour of love.
Came here with my boyfriend and best friend for my birthday meal. Staff were amazing and super helpful! The ramen was sensational as always, James is a perfectionist and it shows! Second time we have come and certainly will not be the last! Thank you for making my birthday so wonderful :)
Matsudai Ramen is rated 5 stars by 3 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.