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C$7 - C$9
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Japanese, Asian, Soups
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Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
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Reviewed December 12, 2023

The Afru Ebisu is a fine ramen restaurant. Good place to start the hang out with friends or co workers.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed November 6, 2023

Slick, modern and clean ramen chain. Easily understood instructions on vending machine at entrance; counter seats only; good range of tasty ramen dishes and accompaniments. Speciality is ramen with pork belly in yuzu-accented broth: very good.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed October 11, 2023

Simply excellent! The place was recommended by the Concierge of our hotel *The Prince Park Tower" in Tokyo. Certainly high top ranked Ramen

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed August 17, 2023 via mobile

There was line to get a seat so I expected a lot. But the ramen I ordered was just ok. Nothing special that I would wait for a seat again. It’s a one and done restaurant for me.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed March 15, 2023 via mobile

I tried quite a few ramen places on this trip. This was my favorite. They knew exactly what they were doing with this yuzu salt. Broth(tashi), dipping sauce, and noodles were all good. It was not the kind of ramen you get everywhere. Totally worth...a visit!More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed February 28, 2023 via mobile

The restaurant near to Ebisu Station and Westin Tokyo, who specializes in Japanese Ramen. The dishes taste good and also the set menu with Chassu Gohan is wonderful. Prices are moderate, ambience is good and staffs are kind. It would be much better if there...were Rakkyo or Pickled Raddish.More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed October 9, 2022 via mobile

Oh my God, this ramen is simply out of this world delicious. It’s actually made up of very simple ingredients - bamboo, mizuna greens which tastes like spring onions, egg, a single slice of seaweed and char shiu. But every component is outstanding. Let’s start...with the char siu - which is much more fragrant and grilled than many other ramen I’ve tried. The soup is Yuzu shio combo. It’s very light and refreshing and I like the refreshing taste compared to the heavier more common Tonkatsu broth. Lastly I chose the more crunchy wheat noodles which taste so wonderful. I emptied the entire bowl. Its just 100m from the Ebisu station and has an electronic vending machine to select the Ramen. You can pay with cash or card. Service was super efficient and friendly.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed July 28, 2022

The food is fine, but the unnecessarily loud background music is awful enough to ruin any meal no matter how good.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed March 16, 2022 via mobile

Must try ramen place, the food is amazing never try ramen this good. Price is also affordable, tried the yuzu signature ramen and it taste AMAZING! The staff is also very helpful.

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed August 16, 2021

無機質でさっぱりとした外観、配管が張り巡らされている天井、厨房はラーメン店らしく調理具が堆く積まれている一方、客席部はカフェのように無駄なくシンプルな構造になっている等、一般的なラーメン店とは一線を画した雰囲気のラーメン店です。まるで恵比寿という街を意識したような雰囲気であるため、女性の利用が多いように感じます。 全てカウンター席です。入口の券売機で食券を購入します。柚子と塩を基調とした非常にさっぱりとした味わいのスープで、後味もすっきりしています。濃厚な味のラーメンをガッツリ食べるのが好きな人にとっては不十分に感じるかもしれません。スタッフの接客対応、給仕のスピードは特に問題なく良好です(比較的空いている夜間に利用したからかもしれませんが)。一方で入り口が狭く、且つ段差があります。車椅子等の障碍を持つ方にとってはやや利用しづらいと感じるでしょう。 It has an inorganic and neat design appearance, a ceiling covered with pipes, and although a kitchen piled high with cooking utensils like a typical Ramen restaurant, while the seating area has a simple and lean structure like a cafe. The atmosphere of...this ramen restaurant is very different from that of other ramen restaurants. It seems to be used mostly by women because of its atmosphere that seems to be conscious of the town of Ebisu. All seats are at the counter, and you need to purchase a meal ticket from the ticket vending machine at the entrance. The soup has a very refreshing taste based on yuzu and salt, with a clean aftertaste. For those who like to eat rich flavored Ramen with gusto, it may seem inadequate. The customer service and serving speed of the staff are good, with no problems (perhaps because I visited at night when the restaurant is relatively empty). On the other hand, the entrance is narrow and there are steps, which may make it difficult for people with disabilities such as wheelchairs to use.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed May 7, 2021

We came in hopes of trying the popular vegan ramen, but it turned out to be so popular that it was already sold out! Nevertheless, Afuri offers a variety of delicious ramen that make use of yuzu. Definitely worth a visit if you're in Ebisu...and hungry for some ramen!More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed May 17, 2020 via mobile

Definitely our Favorite Ramen in Tokyo. You can also try the fantastic Tsukemen. I discovered it after a while and it is now becoming my favourite dish here. The special of the restaurant is Ramen with a bit of Yuzu that increase acidity and help...feel the soup a bit lighter.More

Date of visit: May 2020
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Reviewed February 20, 2020

Ramen is great. Choshu poem compliments the yuzu souped well. Employees are great at making the ramen with minimal volatility however if you ask for something out of the norm, employees will call the cops on you - esp if you speak Englishonly. Afuri is...great dipctionnof why Japan is great but is also a depiction why Japan will fail as well. Great ramen though.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed December 17, 2019

Bloody pop, very very loud, contemporary excrement MTV-style, supper annoying. The music is obviously chosen by and meant to entertain the staff, not the customers. To the customers the message seems to be “LEAVE! LEAVE RIGHT NOW!” This is a chain restaurant with good ramen,...perhaps geared for the tourists, with service just OK, and the first one ever that I noticed one can pay the ticket machine with a credit card. Screen menu is easy to choose, with wording in English and photos for their varied choices. The specialty here is the shio ramen with yuzu, one of the three main native citrus fruits in Japan. Yuzu is a formidable addition to ramen, and it brings an explosive zest to the flavours, without being too spicy, or too acid. The tsukemen is great, and one could be surprised at the small bowl for the dipping sauce/broth, but because this is a thin sauce, it does not stick to the noodle in mass as the thick sauces do. There will be plenty left over, for you to sip from the bowl. This is a beautiful sauce, citric, with umami flavours, a bit savoury, sweet and certainly nutty, with the addition of the sesame seeds. Beautiful indeed, and in my opinion with a stronger yuzu character as compared to the great Hyotokko in Yurakucho. Super convenient, as it is open up to very late hours into the next day. If this is your third bowl of ramen for the day, order the normal size, as it has a nice small quantity of noodle and good amount of toppings. I chose the konyaku noodles, which felt just appropriate, but I want to try the regular what noodle next time. And certainly I’d like to try this ramen at the original store, Zund Bar in the middle of nowhere in Kanagawa (I think). Hopefully the food is at least as good and the music is better.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed November 27, 2019 via mobile

I have had my share of ramen but this one is unique I got the spicy ramen it has a lemon taste very tasty highly recommended! I would love to come back to this place.

Date of visit: November 2019
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