Popular Tokyo ramen spot 'AFURI' to open in Richmond this December

Oct 23 2019, 11:30 pm

We reported that AFURI Ramen and Dumpling would be opening its first-ever Canadian location in Richmond earlier this summer, and now, Daily Hive has some exclusive details about the highly-anticipated new spot.

The acclaimed Tokyo ramen joint is slated to open in the former location of Dazzling Cafe at 140 – 7971 Alderbridge Way this winter, and it sounds like we’re in for a treat.

Aiming to open early-to-mid December, AFURI Richmond’s decor will feature the brand’s signature bright and airy vibe, with high ceilings and natural wood.

The AFURI team tells Daily Hive that the new location will “take a cue from Japan’s ramen vending machine tradition updated for the 21st century.”

Think full touchscreen ordering, which will be guided by the restaurant’s team.


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For food, guests can expect AFURI’s signature Yuzu Shio Ramen, along with Yuzu Shoyu, Yuzu Ratan, Tonkotsu Tantanmen, Tonkotsu Shio, a vegan Hazelnut tantanmen, and a Tsukemen in both Yuzu and Spicy versions.

The eatery will also offer winged buta gyoza, steamed & crispy gyoza dishes, vegan cashew gyoza, steamed buns, Gohan rice bowls, and karaage fried chicken, to name a few.

For drinks, there will be local beer, wine, sake, and house made ginger ale along with a selection of original cocktails and mocktails made by AFURI’s bartenders.


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The Richmond location is just one new opening for the brand, which is known for its signature Yuzu Shio ramen and Buta Gyoza (pork), as AFURI has plans to open a Vancouver location (address to be determined) as well as outposts in California, Hong Kong, and Singapore.

AFURI currently operates a few eateries outside of its founding country of Japan in the US and Portugal too.

We’ll keep you posted on an exact opening date for the Richmond outpost, stay tuned!


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AFURI Ramen + Dumpling – Richmond

Address: 140 – 7971 Alderbridge Way, Richmond


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