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Tokyo Harajuku, Yuzu Ramen “Afuri”

While many Japanese foods are available in South Korea, there are still unique dishes exclusive to Japan. In Tokyo’s Harajuku, another iconic area, you can discover distinctive ramen with a refreshing twist—Yuzu Ramen.

“Tokyo Harajuku, Yuzu Ramen at Afuri”

Harajuku, known for its resemblance to Seoul’s Hongdae district, is a popular spot with diverse and unique shops, attracting many young visitors.

A bit north from Takeshita Street, the main street of Harajuku, you’ll find a restaurant named Afuri, where you can taste Yuzu Ramen.

“Customizable Options at Afuri”

Afuri, a small ramen shop, had a line despite our late evening visit. We patiently waited in line and were soon seated.

You can order from a vending machine, offering various options. Depending on your preference, you can choose different types of ramen, such as cold or hot, and select toppings like chicken oil.

Moreover, you can choose from three different toppings—char siu (roasted pork), kakuni (Japanese braised pork), and chicken breast. I opted for the straightforward and reliable roasted pork.

“Cozy Shop with a Nostalgic Feel”

In Japan, you’ll find many small-sized restaurants, and Afuri is no exception. It follows the Japanese tradition of having an open kitchen, allowing you to witness the cooking process. There are also tables outside, offering an authentic dining experience in Japan.

“Yuzu Ramen & Tsukemen”

I chose Yuzu Ramen, and my companion went for Tsukemen. Yuzu Ramen left a refreshing impression with its thick broth infused with yuzu, providing a unique taste rarely experienced in Korea. It’s a clean and refreshing dish, perfect for those who appreciate light flavors.

“Tokyo Harajuku Afuri”

  • Address: 3 Chome-63-1 Sendagaya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 151-0051, Japan
  • Phone: 03-6438-1910
  • Operating Hours: 10:00 AM – 3:00 AM