The popular pop-up and meal kit noodle makers have opened the doors to their first permanent Cardiff restaurant. 


Mastudai Ramen at The Bank will serve simmering bowls of noodles with a core menu initially made up of mixed seasonal ramen styles and Keraang.

Taking over the 1700 sq ft former Natwest Bank on Clare Road in Grangetown, Matsudai’s first restaurant site is situated just a 15-minute walk from Cardiff city centre.

The site, which will be subtitled ‘Matsudai Ramen at The Bank’, still has the original vaults in the basement, and has most recently been used as a coffee shop and co-working space operated by Lufkin Coffee, who will rent a room and continue to operate a part-time roastery.

Matsudai Ramen at The bank Menu - Matt Horwood

You can expect the menu to preserve the time-honoured precision for ramen with a few different styles, made with seasonal ingredients. And just as we have come to expect from Matsudai Ramen steaming bowls of flavourful goodness, every aspect of the food will be handmade with love and precision including the noodles. 

Side dishes will include James’ Chant’s signature karaage (a Japanese method of deep frying) chicken and mushrooms.served straight from their new, open-plan kitchen.

Matsudai Ramen at The bank seating - Matt Horwood

The new bricks and mortar space for Matsudai Ramen opens on Saturday, August 6 to customer, It’s opening hours will then be Monday to Friday 5-10pm, Saturdays 12-10pm and, from Wednesday, September 28, it will be open Sundays from 12-7pm.


For more information on how to book in the restaurant or a DIY kit, visit:

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