New Wave Ramen to open its first permanent location in Manchester this October

New Wave Ramen introduces a fusion of Tokyo-inspired ramen and sustainable local cuisine at its first permanent Manchester location.

By Manchester's Finest | 2 August 2023

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New Wave Ramen has announced its plans to open a two-floor restaurant in a historic building on Tib Lane this October. Following the success of their kitchen in Mackie Mayor and riding through various lockdowns, the team is ready to bring their own unique brand of ramen culture to a new permanent location.

New Wave Ramen will offer bowls of ramen by day, inspired by the new wave shops of Tokyo, and a delightful family-style menu of small plates and sharing dishes by night. All dishes will be prepared using sustainable charcoal and will feature their signature ramen, stuffed chicken wings, koji aged steaks, and hay smoked chicken, along with sustainable seafood and a robust selection of plant-based dishes. The dining experience will be complemented by a carefully curated wine and sake list, local beers, and highballs.

Owners Phil Cook, Matt Walsh, and Elliott Williams (DJ and member of UK band Editors) intend to blend food and music cultures, particularly the symbiosis between ramen and music, to create a unique atmosphere for their patrons.

The New Wave team is comprised of a passionate group with extensive experience in Michelin-starred restaurants and ramen shops, deeply rooted in Japanese food and culture. With the principles of Japanese hospitality at its core, New Wave Ramen aims to offer more than just great food. The venue promises a fun, relaxed space where customers can experience the highest level of service without any gimmicks or stereotypes.

As part of the preparations for the opening, New Wave will be recruiting several team members to ensure a strong start. Additionally, a crowdfunding campaign will be launched on 1 August, providing opportunities for supporters to grab the first bowls served at the restaurant, tickets to exclusive events, and other rewarding experiences.

For those eager to be part of New Wave Ramen’s journey, applications for various positions can be sent to