LA-based chain Jinya Ramen Bar recently debuted its latest location in the neighborhood.
Look for the Jinya Black Tonkotsu, thin noodles in a rich pork bone broth with pork chashu or wood ear mushrooms and a seasoned egg.
For non-ramen options, look for mini "tacos" of salmon poke served in a deep-fried wonton skin shell, sliced sukiyaki beef over rice with a soft-boiled egg, and a Japanese-style curry rice. (You can check out the full menu here .)
With a 3.5-star rating out of 14 reviews on Yelp, Jinya Ramen Bar is still finding its way, but it's early days.
Wing C. said , "Both our ramens came in wavy egg noodles - soaked up the flavor nicely, but I personally prefer the usual thinner noodle for tonkotsu broth. The shrimp base was was apparent: smokey, charred crustacean punch. concentrated, to a point it was actually a tad too salty for my taste. "
And Ginjah Maddy B. wrote , "Went in to Jinya on a Saturday afternoon and let me tell you ... my faith in ramen restaurants has been restored! Lately it has been difficult for me to find something to eat that I really enjoy at ramen joints because most places do not offer any vegan options, but Jinya does. "
JINYA Ramen Bar is open from 11 am - 10 pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday and 11 am - 11 pm on Friday and Saturday.