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By The Loop HK Staff | January 10th, 2019
  • Restaurant
  • Central, HK Island
  • Address: Basement, Yuen Yick Building, 27-29 Wellington Street, Central
  • Website:
  • Open Hours: Daily, Lunch, Dinner
  • Capacity: 29
  • Open Since : January, 2019
  • Phone: 2399-0811
  • Rating: 3.5
  • Cuisine: Asian, Japanese, Ramen
  • Ambience: Casual

Ramen’s All the Rage: Talk about a match made in heaven. Famed ramen chefs Hayashi Takao and Matsumura Takahiro have joined forces to launch Ramen Cubism, a brand that’s slated to go global via Macau and Greater China. Its first and flagship outlet just opened right here in Hong Kong.

Look & Feel: Like any quintessential ramen shop, Ramen Cubism is no-nonsense and casual, featuring plenty of wooden chairs and counters where diners can slurp down their noodles, as well as a distinctive contemporary feel.

Ramen Cubism
Ramen Cubism

On the Menu: Ramen Cubism is all about handcrafted noodles and broths created from the finest ingredients. Signatures with intriguing titles such as The Sky Bird — White Soup and The Earth Bird — Clear Spicy Broth have been created exclusively for Hong Kong, limited to 200 bowls per day and going for $88 per bowl. Chef Matsumura’s famous Sea Soy Soup, a concoction of soy sauce, bonito, and char siu, will feature on the menu, too.

Jeng: The Sea Soy Soup definitely lives up to its name. Clean but with plenty of depth, the soy sauce broth brings a new level of umami to the ramen game. Veg lovers will also enjoy the Greenwood Bird with ample amount of mushrooms and vegetables.

Not so jeng: Fans of tonkotsu or pork bone broth will be slightly disappointed since their soup base is not as heavy or thick as the likes of Butao or Ichiran.

Great for: Quick meal, hangover days.

Meet the Chefs: Taking the lead in the kitchen are celebrity ramen chef Hayashi and renowned ramen expert Matsumura.

FYI: Put away your credit cards — Ramen Cubism only accepts payment via Octopus, Alipay, WeChat Pay, or regular ol’ cash.

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This writeup is a news piece and was not based on a restaurant visit. The Loop HK will update this post once we’ve visited in person.