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Food On Film: Come Back Anytime + Intro

+ Ramen Supper Club

Tue 07 Feb 2023



£8* Standard | £5* Student / Under 25s | With Supper £18* / £15*


Supper 7pm - SOLD OUT | Film 8.15pm

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Food On Film: Come Back Anytime + Intro

Dir. John Daschbach
2021 | 89 mins | Japan
Japanese with English subtitles


  • Tue 07 Feb: Supper 7pm – SOLD OUT | Film 8.15pm

The story of a master who created a community in Tokyo, one bowl of ramen at a time.

Ramen master Masamoto Ueda and his wife Kazuko have run their tiny Tokyo ramen shop, Bizentei for more than forty years. Scores of devoted customers have joined them in creating an intimate place of community there. On the weekends, they venture together across the lush Japanese countryside. They harvest gourmet pears and dig up bamboo shoots and wild mountain yams. But nothing lasts forever. Everyone knows the master must retire someday. So they resolve to make the best of what time remains – to cherish this special place, and this soul-nourishing food, before it is gone forever.

Ramen Supper

Enjoy a Ramen supper in our private dining space before the film.  Includes a generous bowl of vegan ramen, a side dish and a green tea. 


Discover a world of food on film with a compilation of documentaries, features and shorts from around the world, scheduled across four seasons.

Each season will explore food from a different social, cultural or political angle, to discover how it shapes the world around us – our identities, livelihoods and planet. Screenings will be accompanied by talks, workshops and events hosted by food researchers and producers, and there will be plenty of opportunities to get hands on with making and tasting.

Food on Film is delivered in partnership with Exeter Food: A University Research Network and the MA Food Studies 

The season is also delivered in conjunction with Exeter Phoenix Social [practice] programme.

For our full Food on Film programme, tap here >>


Social [practice] : Taste

Social [practice] offers an alternative platform for artists and creative producers to meet and make together in a series of hosted, hands- on projects. Along the way it aims to explore sharing, meeting & making, hosting, skill-exchanges and collaborative practice, often easing in with a sociable drink or two for good measure.

Winter // taste

In the winter season we look at taste – as a sense, a preference and an identity marker to explore the ways in which food and eating are not only sensory, but also social.

We start by navigating the rarefied world of fine wine – a drink often associated with high status and high incomes. The documentary Blind Ambition follows the trials and tribulations of a team of Zimbabwean sommeliers as they prepare to compete in the Olympics of the wine world for the first time.

Next we have the classic Japanese film Tampopo, which follows a single mother & ramen shop owner’s journey to make the tastiest bowl of noodles.

Our final film looks deeper into the life of the ramen bar with documentary Come Back Anytime. You’ll also have the chance to stimulate your own senses during the season with wine tasting, ramen noodle soup making and much more.

Take a look at our Social Vessel session, taking place as part of Exeter Phoenix Social [practice] programme, and make your own Ramen bowl.



*Subject to a £1.50 ticketing system charge. We don’t charge this to make a profit. Find out more >>

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