Masamoto Ueda runs a small ramen shop in Tokyo. He keeps his menu simple yet delicious, serving classics such as soy-based ramen, fried gyoza and cold beer to a dedicated community of regular patrons drawn by his charming personality and genuine care for his customers. Throughout the year, he takes his friends on foraging trips through the Japanese countryside, presenting a beautiful portrait of Japan changing through the seasons.
As elegantly crafted, gently soothing and emotionally satisfying as the cuisine gorgeously presented on-screen, COME BACK ANYTIME is a soul nourishing portrait of a man quietly committed to his craft but driven by kindness for the people around him. Underscored by a soothing jazz score and charmingly directed by Tokyo-based filmmaker John Daschbach, COME BACK ANYTIME will leave you craving late-night ramen shared with the people you love.
COME BACK ANYTIME a surefire hit for food lovers and fans of Japanese cinema — just don’t watch it on an empty stomach!