Wagyumafia Group Opening A Wagyu Ramen Diner In Sydney

One of Tokyo's most exclusive restaurants, Wagyumafia is opening a wagyu ramen diner in Sydney, Mashi No Mashi - the group's first step into the southern hemisphere.

Celebrity names have frequented the Tokyo venue over the years, a restaurant that rose to fame for creating what was the world's most expensive chateaubriand sandwich, costing US$180. There are plans to eventually bring a Wagyumafia to Australia but initially co-owner Hisato Hamada is launching the restaurant's sister ramen brand Mashi No Mashi to The Star in Sydney first.

Ramen's nothing new, especially in Sydney where we've seen a continued rise in popularity over recent times, but in contrast to the most venues that hero chicken or pork, the new venue will focus on Japanese Ozaki beef, a premium Wagyu cultivated from cattle raised on a single farm, owned and managed by Hamada's friend Muneharu Ozaki.

Mashi No Mashi's signature Wagyujiro ramen dish is prepared with Ozaki beef bone stock that's simmered for 24 hours before being reduced to a creamy concentrate that brings through both sweet and umami flavours. The bowl of house-made noodles comes with thick slices of Wagyu that have been stewed for eight hours, topped with fresh bean sprouts, bamboo shoots and minced garlic.

Opening this May, the Sydney spot will be Mashi No Mashi's biggest location to date featuring over 50 covers. Find out more about the venue here.