Afuri

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1F, 3 Chome-6 3-1 Sendagaya, Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan, 151-0051

Serves meat, vegan options available. Ramen restaurant with one labeled vegan choice. Order at the machine in the front of the store by inserting money then select. Machine will give you a ticket which you exchange when seated at the bar. Note: kitchen may stop serving 30-60 minutes prior to closing, check ahead. Open Mon 12:00am-3:00am, Mon-Sun 10:00am-3:00am.

Categories: Ovo, Japanese, Beer/Wine, Non-veg

6 Reviews

First Review by schonstal

vegan ramen - Edit

it‘s easy to order (machine) and you can find Afuri all over the city, but the vegan ramen are not my favourite. the „soup“ tastes more like plain water.

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Quick, light ramen - Edit

NOTE: I went to the branch in Shinjuku station, NOT the Shibuya branch.

Ordered: Vegan ramen. There’s only one option on the menu. Does have the option to change to rice noodles but you have to pay extra for this.

You order from a vending machine. The vegan option is marked quite clearly in English so there’s no chance of accidentally ordering the wrong item.

This ramen is pricier than most other vegan ramens available in Tokyo (Afuri charges 1350 yen for theirs while Kyushu Jangara’s and T’s Tantan’s are 1000 yen or less. I didn’t pay a visit to Soranoiro but after some consulting of the internet, believe that their vegan options are priced around the 1100 yen mark).

It IS the only vegan option inside Shinjuku station though, (this is to my knowledge... please correct me if I am wrong here) and has the drawcard of having a carrot-based stock. This means that the ramen is lighter than a vegan ramen with a shiitake/kombu/soy milk based stock, but just as filling. Also, quite a number of seasonal veggies came with Afuri's ramen. Of all the ramens I had in Tokyo, Afuri’s had the most variety of veggie toppings by far. The ramen itself is rather tasty. The carrot flavour of the stock is quite evident and makes for a nice sweetness in the stock.

This place was BUSY. Shinjuku station is BUSY. If you want a seat here, best to come outside of the lunch rush hours! Having said that, I came here during the lunch rush hour and seats are available pretty quickly. The kitchen is very quick at getting meals out and no doubt the vending machine ordering system helps with that.

In summary, if you are in the Shinjuku area and need a quick tasty fix, then Afuri is a solid choice. However if you are travelling on a budget or are just on the hunt for the greatest vegan ramen in Tokyo, then there are other (read: probably better) options.

Pros: Lots of veggies! , Light but filling

Cons: Only one option , Need to pay extra to change to rice-noodles , Pricey compared to other veg ramens

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Quick and easy ramen - Edit

Quick option to get a ramen (they're also in Shinjuku station among other places). The vegan label is clearly labeled in the machine.

On the other side, as happy as one can be on chain adding vegan options this ramen fails to be as tasty as other vegan ramens in the city. So for me, this is an option in case I want a quick ramen and don't have the time to commute to a vegan ramen place.

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Great ramen right next to Harajuku station - Edit

Cute ramen place, bar style setting where you order from a vending machine style set up. There is only one choice but it was very good and great to get in some veggies which are very lacking in a lot of the food here.

Pros: right near harajuku station , easy and quick , delicious ramen

Cons: very busy, wait in the cold (also pro because it’s

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easy to order, tasty ramen - Edit

The ordering-machine has a picture with "vegan ramen" written in english. One choice, but delicious ramen in a bar sitting type of setting. Highly recommended

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good vegan ramen in harajuku - Edit

Only one vegan option on the menu, but it's quite good! A nice option if you're in harajuku.

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