Noodle School – Yamato Manufacturing

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Training Courses

The Starting Point for Your Success in the Noodle Business

If you are thinking about opening a Japanese noodle (Udon, Soba or Ramen) business, come to Yamato Noodle School.

Yamato is the perfect place to learn specialized knowledge about Japanese noodles, including all the techniques and recipes required for making quality noodles. Yamato Noodle School is also a place where you can evaluate your aptitude for noodle business. All courses are short, intensive, and based on a rich curriculum. Come and experience for yourself the enthusiasm of the teachers/students at Yamato Noodle School.

Yamato Aims for Your Success in Noodle Business

The ultimate goal of Yamato Noodle School is to ensure your success in noodle business.

Through more than three decades of experience, Yamato has accumulated knowledge about how to create a successful noodle specialty shop. Yamato Noodle School focuses on teaching the ins and outs of a prosperous business to would-be noodle shop owners.

Start Your Business Preparation at Yamato Noodle School

Many newcomers in noodle business may decide on the business location first. But before that, there are many more things they should do.

The first is to learn the basics of noodle business management. Yamato Noodle School offers short but intensive courses where you can learn what it takes to become a successful noodle shop owner. By taking these courses, you can also judge for yourself whether you have what it takes to become successful in the noodle shop business. As a result, you might change your business plans – or even decide you are not suited to run noodle business. For those who jump into the business without taking any courses in preparation, these could be costly lessons to learn.

Yamato wants you to be successful. That’s why Yamato Noodle School offers the best possible curriculum to teach you the key elements of succesful noodle business.

Homemade Noodles Make a Difference

In the recent economic stagnation, many noodle shop owners are facing a decrease in sales while they are hit by other problems such as rising costs for materials, crude oil and labor. On the other hand, some shop owners have been enjoying increased profits in the same economic environment.

What is the difference between these groups? The answer lie in their noodles. Most successful noodle shops make their own noodles in house. Switching from purchasing ready-made noodles to house-made noodles can save shop owners a remarkable amount of money while also securing new customers who appreciate fine noodles.


Digital Cooking

Yamato Noodle Making Method is based on precise numbers. Without complete reliance on experiences, hunch, or feelings, our methods are based on what we call, “digital cooking”. Because recipes and processes are all controlled by numbers, anyone can recreate the same quality over and over with consistency. This concept is evident and consistent in our school, training, and recipes.

5 Good Reasons Why Serving Homemade Noodles

To make homemade noodles at your shop, you need to clear specific issues such as the initial investment, maintenance cost and time. However, you receive greater benefits from serving homemade noodles in a long run.

Taste Far Better Than Factory-made Noodles


You can always use freshly made noodles for the dishes you serve. Also, your homemade noodles do not contain any preservatives. In addition, you can make noodles that go well with your soup flavours. These are three major reasons why noodle dishes made with homemade noodles taste better.


Safe and Healthy


In some cases, not all ingredient information about ready-made noodles may be disclosed by manufacturers. The noodles you purchase may contain preservatives that are bad for people’s health. Making noodles in house can eliminate the concern and earn your customers’ trust in what you serve at your shop.


Better Cost Performance


In Japan, current average purchase cost of noodles per serving is approximately 50 yen (0.63 U.S. dollars). It is probably higher overseas. In the case of homemade noodles, average cost per serving, including the cost such as labor, machine depreciation, utility, is about 20 to 30 yen (0.25 to 0.38 U.S. dollars). Depending on your sales, you may be able to recover the initial investment within a year after the opening of your shop.


Show Your Enthusiasm


By making noodles in house, you can show your enthusiasm for serving high quality noodles not only to your customers but to your employees. Yamato offers courses and seminars for Japanese noodle making, to which you can send your staff for training.


Effective Demonstration


It is a current trend that noodle shops let people see their noodle making process at the shop front. The demonstration is interesting to watch and works effectively in attracting foot traffic into the shop. It is also a good way to show that you prepare the food based on food safety rules, which today’s consumers care about most.

Serve Healthy and Tasty Noodles to Your Customers

Most noodle manufacturers sell their products not only to noodle specialty shops but also to super markets and large restaurants.

To keep them fresh, mass-produced noodles contain preservatives. Further, noodles that are made in automated factories often lack maturation, which is an important step in the process that results in good taste and texture. Serving healthy and delicious noodles must be the first priority for any noodle specialty shop. All Yamato’s recipe uses no MSG Come to Yamato Noodle School and learn all you need to know to satisfy your customers.

Your Success is our Goal

Our mission is to help our customers be successful in their business. Our customers’ success is our success – this is our basic notion. We have done and will do all we can do for our customers to achieve what they desire. We make efforts together with our customers to solve problems or make improvements if necessary.
Kaoru Fujii
With over 40 years having worked with restaurant owners, chefs, and those with no experiences and run his businesses for the same period, he has gained his expertise in management, operation, and culinary skills in his way. He shares Yamato methods / ways of how to build and develop successful restaurants. He’s one of the most prominent masters of this field in the world.
Kaoru Fujii

Yamato Ramen School graduates interviewed

Success Stories

U:DON (Seattle)

The owner took a Udon course at Yamato Noodle School. He puts what he learned into practice and serves authentic Japanese udon.


There are many more customers who we would like to introduce. If you want to know who uses Yamato machines in your area, please contact us.



  • Thank you to the entire Yamato team for your amazing help & work! I enjoyed every step of the course. The entire experience is unforgettable. It was fun & exciting. Thank you again!
    Operating a trading business
  • If I was asked to do it again, I would do it in a heartbeat! Every member of the Yamato Group that I met was special, I will never forget. My dream of opening a Ramen shop can finally come true!
    Working as a bank clerk
  • A great place to learn the basic and know-how of noodle. And also, great 'teacher'. Cheers.
    Operating a trade business
  • It's really amazing for me. I'll never forget this time & Udon! I always think about Udon that we cook together. Many thanks.
    Working for a major food company
  • To my teachers, Thank you! To my classmates, Good luck! To my new friends, Godspeed...
    Operating a trading business