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Afuri Ramen

Some days, one would feel like trying something simple.  After days of eating things with very strong flavor,  I was feeling for something light.  I came across a ramen restaurant.  This ramen had reviews of being very light, clean and refreshing with a twist of citrus.

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Out of all the chains they had, I went to the original location in Ebisu.  The location was slightly hard to find as it is located in a back alley of a small street.  Right when you enter, you are welcomed by the staff and presented with a ticket vending machine.  There, you can make your order.

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The machine has English labels so it is tourist friendly.  The main dishes they serve are Ramen and Tsukemen (Dipping Ramen).  They serve Shio or Shoyu or either with Yuzu.  I ordered a Yuzu Shio Ramen for 990 yen and handed my ticket to the staff at one of the open seats.

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The presentation was a little messy but it had all the amazing qualities of a ramen dish.  The broth is made of chicken, fish and kombu (dried seaweed, kelp).  It was very light and refreshing.   The freshly sliced and grilled chasiu was very juicy and tender.  Accompinied with the half hard boiled egg, veggies on the side, and some yuzu zest, the dish had a good feel to it.  Something that you wouldn’t feel bad eating when you compare to rich thick broth ramen like Ichiran.

My Verdict: I would give this ramen a 6.5/10.

There are multiple locations.

Ebisu: 1-1-7 Ebisu, Shibuya, Tokyo
Nakameguro: 1-23 Kamimeguro, Meguro, Tokyo
Roppongi: 4-9-4 Roppongi, Roppongi, Minato, Tokyo
Harajuku: 3-63-1 Sendagaya, Shibuya, Tokyo
Azabu-Juban: 1-8-10 Azabu-Juban, Minato, Tokyo

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Ebisu Location is a 3 minute walk from the station.
Seats available: 16
Open 11am to 5am everyday.

 

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