Afuri is a chain of ramen restaurants (and it’s the first ramen I had in Tokyo). I can recommend the yuzu ramen, but if time permits come here more often and try different ramens. There are more restaurants throughout the city, I’ve been to the ones in Ebisu and Nakameguro, they are all great.
Afuri was my go-to ramen chain in Toyko. At the end of my stay in Tokyo I was living quite close to this one, so I’ve frequented this the most. While the others have a basket for your belongings (like many places in Tokyo), this one has a rack. Read a little bit more in the note about the shop in Harajuku.
There are more branches of this ramen chain, but this is sadly the only one I’ve visited. Loved the ramen, especially the brooth is great.
Head for the Tokyo Ramen Street in the Tokyo station (near the Yaesu exit) and queue up (mostly likely, there was always a line when I went) for a great bowl of Tsukemen ramen with the best (very thick) broth I’ve ever tasted. There is also a shop at Haneda airport to get a last bowl before leaving Japan.
This Michelin starred ramen place near Sugamo station was well worth the trip. Be there early in the morning to pick up a ticket for a time slot later in the day. How to spend the time between? The nearby Rikugien park is great, in the opposite direction there is a nice market (maybe only on weekends, I was there on a Saturday with lots of elderly shoppers – somewhere online I read the term old people Harajuku which sums it up perfectly) and there is also a great tram, the Toden-Arakawa-Line. Once back to Tsuta be prepared for some of the best ramen you’ve ever had.