A Japanese ramen shop known for its “chicken broth” style of the popular noodle soup will open its first Canadian location in Richmond.
Afuri Ramen + Dumpling is moving in to Dazzling Café’s former location at 140 – 7971 Alderbridge Way, near No. 3 Road.
Afuri Ramen + Dumpling is named after Mt. Afuri, “on the east edge of the Tanzawa mountains in Kanagawa prefecture,” according to the business.
Afuri came stateside in 2016, opening in Portland, Ore. In addition to the Richmond location, the chain is adding a location in Cupertino, Calif.
As Metro Vancouver ramenheads know, each ramen joint stands out for some aspect of their menu. In the case of Afuri, it’s their chicken broth.
In addition to their Yuzu Shio and other chicken broth-based ramen, Afuri’s ramen selection includes tonkotsu-style (pork broth), tsukemen (cold noodles), and a hazelnut broth ramen. Their noodles are made in-house and come in thick and thin.
Elsewhere on the menu you’ll find small plates, like fried shishito peppers and stuffed buns, as well as dumplings, and “gohan” dishes – which are dishes served over rice.
Their drink menu includes cocktails, shochu, sake, whiskies and multiple non-alcoholic beverages.
Afuri has not posted a targeted opening date for their Richmond location, but it does also appear they are on the hunt for a suitable location within Vancouver as well.