AFURI (阿夫利)

Ramen is a national food in Japan. It's not the instant ramen noodles that are found in grocery stores. From noodles to soup, they are all prepared at the restaurant, just like any other restaurant food. A ramen type mostly depends on what its soup base. One of the popular types is tonkotsu ramen. Tonkotsu ramen is served in thick soup, made from boiling pork bones. Other types include salt, soy sauce, and miso. These three usually use chicken and vegetable broth and contain less fat than tonkotsu ramen.

Those who don't care for rich pork-based ramen soup would want to try AFURI's yuzu ramen. Yuzu is a citrus fruit with a grapefruit-like aroma. Its yuzu ramen is served in either salt- or soy sauce-based soup, made with yuzu. The most popular item is yuzu salt-based ramen (ゆず塩麺). AFURI is especially popular among younger crowds, looking for lighter, clean-tasting ramen.

AFURI ramen is topped with charcoal grilled pork, soft-boiled egg, vegetables and seaweed. Customers can add more toppings if they like when they buy their food tickets.

AFURI only has bar seating right by the kitchen. Customers can watch their ramen being prepared while they are waiting. Like the most ramen chains, AFURI uses a ticket vending machine for ordering. The vending machine is located by the entrance inside the ramen shop. Expect a waiting line during lunch hours.

General Information
Hour: 

11:00 am - 04:00 am on next day
Closed on Wednesdays

Address: 
117 Bldg. 1F, 1-1-7 Ebisu, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo (東京都渋谷区恵比寿1-1-7 117ビル1F)
Access: 
  1. From the east entrance to West Exit of JR Ebisu Station, turn left and walk north toward Komazawa-dori on the right side of the street.
  2. At the end of the block, turn right onto Komazawa-dori and walk one block east.
  3. At the end of the first block, Yoshihara will be located across the street. Cross the street at the pedestrian crosswalk toward the store.
  4. Walk one more block east on Komazawa-dori. At the end of the block, a motorcycle parking lot is located across the street.
  5. Turn right onto the street before the parking lot. AFURI is in the second building on the left.