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Ramen Afro Beats Description

Located in the bustling neighborhood of Shinjuku, Tokyo, Ramen Afro Beats is a unique and vibrant restaurant that offers a fusion of African and Japanese flavors. This one-of-a-kind dining establishment sets itself apart from others with its innovative menu and lively atmosphere.

At Ramen Afro Beats, you can expect to indulge in a variety of mouthwatering ramen dishes that are infused with African spices and ingredients. From the moment you step inside, you'll be greeted by the vibrant decor, featuring colorful African artwork and lively Afrobeat music playing in the background.

One of the standout dishes on the menu is the Afro Ramen, a rich and flavorful bowl of noodles topped with tender braised meat, fresh vegetables, and a spicy African-inspired broth. The combination of the traditional Japanese ramen with the bold flavors of Africa creates a truly unique and unforgettable culinary experience.

Whether you're a ramen enthusiast looking to try something new or an adventurous foodie seeking a fusion of flavors, Ramen Afro Beats is the perfect destination. With its vibrant atmosphere, innovative menu, and delicious dishes, this restaurant is sure to leave a lasting impression on your taste buds.

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Ramen Afro Beats Overview


1-chōme-16-10 Shinjuku, Shinjuku City, Tokyo 160-0022

Nearby Stations

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Shinjuku-gyoemmae Station

Marunouchi LineTokyo Metro Marunouchi Line

Shinjuku-sanchome Station

Fukutoshin LineTokyo Metro Fukutoshin Line
Shinjuku LineToei Subway Shinjuku Line

Operating Hours

Sun: 11:00AM-4:00PM
Mon: Closed
Tue: 11:00AM-2:30PM, 5:30PM-8:00PM
Wed: 11:00AM-2:30PM, 5:30PM-8:00PM
Thur: 11:00AM-2:30PM, 5:30PM-8:00PM
Fri: 11:00AM-2:30PM, 5:30PM-8:00PM
Sat: 11:00AM-2:30PM, 5:30PM-8:00PM

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Ramen Afro Beats Reviews

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For me, what first caught my attention was it's restaurant name as it stands out.

But the Ramen tasted spectacular! I ordered their Shouyu chicken paitan, but the soup flavor was bold with strong aftertastes of lemon (there was a small lemon slice underneath the soup) giving it the tangy and refreshing taste.

The toppings also tasted good. Meat had good texture, as well as the
The noodles!


My journey continued at Ramen Afro Beats, Chef Yanase-San's second venture that draws inspiration from the world of Afrobeat music. This time, the beat-making theme is imbued with the rhythmic pulse of heavier drums and percussions, creating a strong flavor that resonated deeply with my musical taste-buds.

The star of the show here was the Tokujo Toripaitan. What truly sets this bowl apart is the innovative addition of the spiced espuma or foam. The spiced elements in this espuma add a unique and exciting dimension to the dish.

As you savor each spoonful, you'll notice the broth's subtle transformation as the spiced espuma gently melds into the paitan broth, creating changes of flavors that can only be described as heavenly. It's a masterpiece that almost feels too good to be legal.

Yanase-San's cuisine is undeniably changing the game when it comes to ramen. Dining at either of his restaurants is an experience that will make you forget everything you thought you knew about ramen. It's a true fusion of music and culinary prowess that will leave you craving more and looking at ramen in a whole new light.


Best tori paitan ramen in Tokyo!

Shop itself has a very stylish interior with about 12-15 counter seats. No English menu.

The soup is incredibly creamy and rich with bold flavors unlike any other tori paitan ramen I've tried. The foam on top gave a nice creamy mouthfeel, and the fresh onions and bit of citrus added a nice fresh taste. The eggs here are also absolutely perfect. The deluxe bowl includes two types of chashu which were both incredibly tender and flavorful (I think they sous vide it)

Seriously stop by here if you are near Shinjuku.

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