Tokyo ramen spot AFURI to open in Richmond January 7

Jan 6 2020, 11:22 am

We told you that AFURI Ramen and Dumpling would be opening its first Canadian location in Richmond earlier this summer, and now, it’s finally almost time for you to try it out for yourself.

The acclaimed Tokyo ramen joint is slated to open in the former location of Dazzling Cafe at 140–7971 Alderbridge Way tomorrow, and we got the first peek inside the space.

AFURI Ramen Richmond

Courtesy AFURI

The restaurant’s décor features the brand’s signature bright and airy vibe, with high ceilings and natural wood.

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

AFURI Ramen Richmond

Courtesy AFURI

AFURI Ramen Richmond

Courtesy AFURI

This location features touchscreen ordering, which will be guided by the restaurant’s team.

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.

AFURI Ramen Richmond

Courtesy AFURI

AFURI Ramen Richmond

Courtesy AFURI

The eatery will also offer winged buta gyoza, steamed and 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.

AFURI Richmond officially opens to the public on January 7.

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.

AFURI Ramen + Dumpling – Richmond

Address: 140 – 7971 Alderbridge Way, Richmond