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Come Back Anytime (またいっらしゃい)

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Available until

Aug 31, 2024

Available in

American Samoa, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba, Cayman Islands, Curaçao, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guam, Haiti, Jamaica, Japan, Martinique, Montserrat, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, Saint Barthélemy, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Martin (French part), Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Sint Maarten (Dutch part), Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, United States Minor Outlying Islands, United States of America, Virgin Islands, British, Virgin Islands, U.S.

About the film

Self-taught ramen master Masamoto Ueda and his wife Kazuko have run their Tokyo ramen shop, Bizentei for more than forty years. Together with their customers, they have created a welcoming place of community. On the weekends, they venture together across the Japanese countryside, harvesting pears, bamboo shoots, and wild mountain yams. An intimate portrait of Japan’s culture of food, community, and work, COME BACK ANYTIME features gorgeous scenery, mouth-watering dishes, and a delightful cast of regular customers. It’s a heartwarming reminder of life’s simplest pleasures: a delicious meal, relaxed conversations with friends, and a special place to call one’s own. [ The film is presented in Japanese with English subtitles. ]




1h 21m




John Daschbach


Wataru Yamamoto

Executive Producer

Andrew Lund


Lisa Cohen - Co-Producer, Michael Shaieb - Composer, Brent Lord - Score Producer


Masamoto Ueda, Kazuko Ueda, Takashi Tanaka

Awards & recognition

Sonoma International Film Festival

Best Documentary

DEVOUR! The Food Film Fest

Best Documentary

Japanese Film Festival - Vienna

Audience Award

What people are saying

One of the sweetest and most enjoyable films of the year. It will restore your faith in humanity.

Graeme Tuckett


Culinary documentary filmmaking at its finest. The "Jiro Dreams of Sushi" of ramen movies.

Sarah Ward

Concrete Playground

While this cozy, heartwarming doc is about the artistry of an excellent bowl of soup, it is just as much about the power of community and connection.

Madeline Lines

POV Magazine

Probably the best movie I've ever seen on the topic of the food culture of Japan.

Adam Platt

Chief Restaurant Critic, New York Magazine

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