Afuri

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Ramen
We are proud to open our first location outside of Japan. Reasons abound for us to introduce our style of ramen to the Rose City, however Portland offered us something no other US city could. Soft water, from a pure source, within close proximity.

Much like Mt. Hood, Afuri mountain in Japan has long been revered as a sacred place of harvest; the unique geography creates ideal spring water, perfect for ramen making.

Portland’s ecosystem produces a nearly identical water (ppm22-25), which combined with a bounty from local farmers and producers, allows us to create the highest quality ramen and Japanese cuisine available.
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Portland
5 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food! Have been 2x now and have enjoyed every item we've ordered. Only issue that seems to be consistent is that the temperature in the restaurant is not comfortable. It's very warm and then you start eating ramen and it gets warmer. The AC kicked on after we were done eating. Dress in layers!

p
Portland
12 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place! Favorite dish potstickers, sashimi, and ramen. Foodie family favorite.

I
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Excellent ramen! Went with large group & the ramen broth was thick & truly delicious. The veg options are great. Amazing beet salad. The add-ins were fine but not stand-out - the egg in my ramen was cold. Better than most other ramen places that I’ve been to.

E
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious & special as always

BB
Portland
7 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a terrific Mother’s Day dinner at Afuri. Excellent food with plenty of choices for everyone. I have large teenagers/young adult kids and they were full. Loved Afuri!

KM
Portland
27 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my wife here for Mother's Day and we loved it. Food was awesome and we love the space. Tall ceiling with garage doors (they were not open). Would be awesome in the summer time . I had the spicy cold ramen with dipping sauce. It was very flavorful and not too spicy. The server recommended not to pour the sauce over the ramen.

m
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Gratuity included...no need to provide service.
Sake served with no cup...asked 2 times? Blah
Great ambiance
Great food

FR
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2018
Overall3food5service1ambience4

We dined here for my husband's birthday this week. We were a party of 10. The food was really well done and creative. A bit expensive but that was expected. What really went wrong was the service which was extremely slow and disorganized. Our server did not arrive at our table until a good 10-15 minutes after being seated and then only offered drinks even though we all already had them from the bar. A bit later she took an order for appetizers from one person in the party and did not think to ask anyone else if they wanted to order anything. That seemed really odd but he had ordered quite a bit so I guess she assumed that's all we wanted...? After that it was extremely difficult to get her attention to order more food and when we did order ramen later in the meal it took quite a while for it to come to the table. Overall we had a good time eating here and would probably give it another try. The cod was really amazing! Hopefully they work on improving service. Slower service happens sometimes but neglecting to acknowledge all members of a dining party to take orders is really weird.

n
Portland
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2018
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Friendly service. The ramen was not as taste as expected. The tsukemen sauce was too salty

MP
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our office went to Afuri for the first time together for a birthday lunch. There were 11 in our group, and we were seated at a beautiful long table, with a raised counter in the middle where appetizers and bottled water were placed. The food and ambiance were great, the sound level is very good for conversation and the service was excellent. I did not get the design of the spoon that came with my bowl of ramen , but I am a ramen newbie. The spoon was beautiful, but not functional. Other than that I love everything about Afuri and will be back soon.

TS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

While a bit pricey for ramen, I don't regret coming here. They really take ramen to the next level, in addition to offering plenty of other Japanese dishes, and great sushi/sashimi/nigiri. Their sake list is extensive, as well. It can get pretty packed, so be prepared for a wait, especially if you have a larger group. While this isn't the sort of spot I'd hit up regularly, it's certainly worth it if you're looking for top quality, authentic Japanese ramen.

N
Tokyo
2 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been to a couple of Afuris in Japan and was hoping for the same great experience while in town visiting some friends.

Portland's Afuri delivered the goods. The ramen was exactly the same quality and flavor as its Tokyo counterparts. The ambiance and price point were also excellent. I can't wait to come back!

OT
Portland
16 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Have always enjoyed going here. Never disappointed. Food is always great. Sake list is good too and not way over priced

OA
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2017
Overall4food5service4ambience4

NYE group dinner was a great success due in part to the amazing dinner and experience!

If you haven't been - make it a point to hit AFURI!

OT
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent ramen, sushi, and service! The saki flights are a great tasting opportunity. Spacious interior - high ceilings - creative design. I'm looking forward to going back in the summer when the roller door panels are open.

TF
Portland
10 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2017
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicious artistic preparation of food.
Loved the ambiance - vibrant atmosphere.

h
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter gave great suggestions of drinks and food to order. We had one in our party who is GF and also one who is vegan and they have options for both.

SH
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2017
Overall2food2service1ambience5

We had a reservation for 8 at 6 pm. We weren’t seated until 6:30. The bar took a long time with drinks while we waited. Once seated the waitress was awful. No personality. Guess she didn’t care since her tip would be included because of our large party. She never changed our plates. She never asked about more drinks. She never even smiled! The ramen was horrible. Salty, hard noodles, just terrible. We won’t be back

OT
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2017
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Afuri is a fun, boisterous restaurant with great energy. The ramens are delicious. I had the tonkatsu and the yuzu and both were very different and very good. We also had a range of other dishes, from sushi to skewers to potstickers and everything hit high marks. The place is definitely hopping on a Saturday night, you'll have to wait for a table; but we were able to reserve a table for 6 and had a great time. The cocktails are delicious . They also have a fairly large variety of items for gluten free folks.

L
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2017
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food and service was good. I would recommend checking out! My only dissapointment and worth mentioning, was it was my 19 year olds birthday and we brought candles, tried to order a dessert and have them add a few candles and our server refused saying we don’t “do celebrations or anything special for birthdays.” I would still go again, but how hard is it after spending $400 for dinner to stick a candle (that we supplied) on a dessert that we were paying for?

LT
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2017
Overall3food3service3ambience4

My expectation was higher than the food. I’ve been there twice and both times I found it just ok. I was expecting the quality of Japanese food from Japan here. The ramen broth could have been tastier not just spicier. The Afuri roll was just a typical maki rolls with all the yummy fish eggs on top of it and kinda bland inside. The homemade tofu was tasty. It’s a trendy place to be but not exceptional.

r
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2017
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Very good ramen and service was very good. Noise level was loud, being in a warehouse makes it noisy and the piped in music made it difficult for someone with hearing aides to hear the conversation at our table.

E
Portland
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2017
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Fantastic service. Fast. Sushi was AMAZING. (Particularly loved the Afuri Roll and the Ikura) Ramen was tasty and we appreciated all the attention to detail. Great wine recommendation.

1
Portland
192 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First visit to Afuri. worth going back. All ramen dishes we tasted were very good, Smaller plates of appetizers were also very good.

OA
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to have AFURI on Open Table for group reservation. Always great food and drink in a cool place. Great spot to share small plates and a nice bowl of ramen.

OT
Central Coast
23 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, awesome service. Ramen to die for. I'm a regular and was impressed by how well they handled our party of 8. Highly recommend!

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Afuri was the perfect place for a 16 person last minute birthday reservation. Thank you for having such a beautiful space, wonderful staff, and making my night a delicious one!