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アヤメ Ayame
Manga Volume #1, Databook #1
Anime Naruto Episode #52
Novel Konoha Hiden: The Perfect Day for a Wedding
Movie Naruto Shippūden the Movie: The Will of Fire
Game Naruto: Ultimate Ninja 3
OVA Finally a clash! Jōnin vs. Genin!! Indiscriminate Grand Melee Tournament Meeting!!
Appears in Anime, Manga, Novel, Game, Movie
Voice Actors
Birthdate Astrological Sign Aquarius February 14 Searchgray_iconsmall.png
Gender Gender Female Female
  • Part I: 17-18
  • Part II: 21-22
  • Part I: 159 cm1.59 m
    5.217 ft
    62.598 in
    -160 cm1.6 m
    5.249 ft
    62.992 in
  • Part I: 41 kg90.39 lb
Blood type O
  • Waitress

Ayame (アヤメ, Ayame) is a waitress at her father, Teuchi's restaurant, Ramen Ichiraku.


Ayame is a kind and cheerful young woman. She and her father seem to be some of the few Konoha villagers that do not see Naruto in a hostile light and consider him their favourite regular customer. She is a hard-working woman, always doing her best to serve Naruto with ramen.

In the anime, it was shown that Ayame has somewhat of a crush on Kakashi Hatake, as after seeing Kakashi's face as he eats ramen, she is shown to be very much infatuated with him.[3]


Ayame is a slender girl with long, dark brown hair and large black eyes, plus fair skin. She wears a white robe with the sleeves folded, a sort of dark blue apron with ribbon ties at the top and a bright white bandanna.

Part I

Chūnin Exams

In the anime, right before the third stage of the Chūnin Exams, Ayame and Teuchi served Naruto a free and expensive bowl of ramen, as thanks for him being their favourite customer and as a way of saying good luck for his first round of the Chūnin Exams, surprising Naruto in the process.

Konoha Crush

In the anime, Konohamaru runs into her when he has to go to the bathroom, she then helps him up to his feet.

Mix it, Stretch it, Boil it Up! Burn Copper Pot, Burn!

In the anime, she was kidnapped by Hakkaku, a cooking-nin from the Land of Lightning. He would return her only if Teuchi gave him a special recipe to make people love their meals. The secret recipe was just to remove the bitter taste from the soup. When Ayame is rescued, she has grown fat due to being unable to resist the cooking ninja's food. To bring her to her regular self, she eats Teuchi's diet ramen that appears to be designed to make people lose weight from eating it.

Part II

Tenchi Bridge Reconnaissance Mission

Ayame made an anime cameo with many other female characters when Naruto dreamt that he had 'peeked' into the girls section of a spa.[4]

Akatsuki Suppression Mission

In the manga, after Naruto returns from his nature manipulation training session, Ayame has been replaced by two less-than-competent male cooks: Nishi and Matsu. Ayame had left for a trip sometime earlier, thus the new workers replaced her. The two are rather clumsy, seen when Matsu puts his finger in the ramen and then Nishi accidentally spills hot ramen on his co-worker.

In the anime, Ayame returns after training and seeing the cuisines of other countries and turns the Ramen bar into a Tsukemen bar. This angers Naruto when he comes to the bar, exhausted after a nature manipulation training session. Even though he is obviously tired, he bickers with Ayame for several minutes until he finally accepts the tsukemen, although he combines the two dishes to make ramen, much to her outrage. However, as Naruto ate several dishes in the same manner, meaning a larger bill, Ayame grudgingly accepted it.[5]

Itachi Pursuit Mission

In the anime, she can be seen behind the bar with her father, Teuchi, as Naruto and Jiraiya talk about Sasuke and Itachi.[6]

Blank Period

The Last: Naruto the Movie

Main article: The Last: Naruto the Movie Ayame appears at Naruto and Hinata's wedding along with her father.

Konoha Hiden: The Perfect Day for a Wedding

Main article: Konoha Hiden: The Perfect Day for a Wedding Ayame makes an appearance in the novel.


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  1. First Fanbook, page 26
  2. First Databook, page 138
  3. Naruto episode 101
  4. Naruto: Shippūden episode 37
  5. Naruto: Shippūden episode 75
  6. Naruto: Shippūden episode 121
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