Jinya Ramen, 13509 University, opened its eighth Houston area location December 16 in Sugar Land. The ramen restaurant first began in California founded by Tomonori Takahashi who came to the U.S. in 2010. Takahashi had previously owned an Izakaya -style restaurant called Jinya in Tokyo in 2003.
The restaurant is popular for its slow-simmered broth and its modern approach to ramen. There are hearty flavors like the Tonkatsu Black or Tonkatsu Spicy and for vegans, the Flying Vegan Harvest. Small plates include takoyaki (octopus balls) and caramelized cauliflower. Besides a variety of ramen, there are rice bowls and curries, plus mini tacos like salmon poke and spicy tuna.