Eater San Francisco
Here’s your chance for free ramen
Growing ramen chain JINYA Ramen Bar is opening its first East Bay location today at 2693 Stoneridge Drive, Suite 103, in Pleasanton. JINYA also operates in San Jose — not to mention more than 30 other locations across the United States and Canada. Founder Tomonori Takahasi opened the first JINYA in Tokyo in 2000, expanding stateside 10 years later. It found a solid following in Los Angeles, a city packed with excellent ramen shops, earning praise from Jonathan Gold and a spot on Eater LA’s essential ramen shops list. The Pleasanton shop’s menu offers 13 bowls of ramen, featuring five kinds of broth simmered for 10 hours, noodles aged for three days, and more than 20 toppings. It opens at 2 p.m. and the first 50 people in line eat for free.