Fodor's Expert Review Afuri Ramen

$$ Southeast Japanese Fodor's Choice
When the acclaimed Japanese ramen chain Afuri decided to open an outpost in the United States in 2016, it chose food-obsessed Portland—specifically, a modern, high-ceilinged dining room on the trendy Central East Side. They chose Portland, in part because the exacting culinary team appreciated the city's pristine, glacially fed water supply, which plays a significant part in the steaming, savory bowls of yuzu shio (with chicken broth, yuzu citrus, shimeji mushrooms, seasoned egg, chashu, endive, and nori), one of a half dozen deeply satisfying ramen bowls. The kitchen also turns out flavorful skewers of shishito peppers and chicken thighs, pork dumplings, sushi, and other izakaya-style fare, all of it consistently exceptional.
Japanese New Lively Dinner Ramen $$ Fodor's Choice

Quick Facts

923 S.E. 7th Ave.
Portland, Oregon  97214, USA

503-468–5001

www.afuri.us

Known For:
  • Relentlessly authentic Japanese ramen
  • Meat and veggie skewers
  • Flights of premium sake
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed Mon. No lunch

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