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Welsh ramen wizard James Chant, whose start-up became a lockdown meal-kit hit and a pop-up phenomenon touring Manchester, Bristol and London, opened his first bricks-and-mortar restaurant in Cardiff in August 2022, in the former Grangetown Natwest bank.

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£45
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4
Very Good
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Really impressed by my visit!” – ‘cult ramen from Wales’ is the promise of this “relaxing” Japanese-inspired yearling in Grangetown, from James Chant (whose start-up became a lockdown meal-kit phenomenon). In a February 2023 review, The Observer’s Jay Rayner also gave it the thumbs up: “a broad, brightly lit space” with some “impeccable” and “revelatory” dishes, including a “thrillingly vegan take on crispy squid”.

Summary

Welsh ramen wizard James Chant, whose start-up became a lockdown meal-kit hit and a pop-up phenomenon touring Manchester, Bristol and London, opened his first bricks-and-mortar restaurant in the old NatWest bank in Grangetown in August 2022. This was after our annual diners’ poll had concluded, but an early take from WalesOnline reports a packed and happy local scene (headline: “we can’t tell you just how good it is”).

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185 Clare Road, Cardiff, CF11 6QD

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Matsudai Ramen at the Bank Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Matsudai Ramen at the Bank Restaurant in CF11, Cardiff by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Matsudai Ramen at the Bank restaurant.
Katie J
Not a big fan, we came expecting better but...
Reviewed 4 months, 11 days ago

"Not a big fan, we came expecting better but found it quite a stressful place and were looking for some japanese calm. Open kitchen and everyone is hard at it, service is OK but on the slow side. Sitting next to the loos and washing up section isn't great to be honest. Food is very authentic and yes it's good but no wow factor here."

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185 Clare Road, Cardiff, CF11 6QD
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
Tuesday5 pm‑10 pm
Wednesday5 pm‑10 pm
Thursday5 pm‑10 pm
Friday5 pm‑10 pm
Saturday12 pm‑10 pm
SundayCLOSED

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