A few years ago when you were craving ramen in DTLA, you had to head to Little Tokyo. Well, that has changed. More and more ramen bars are popping up across DTLA. Joining 3rd Generation, Ramen Hood and DTLA Ramen will be Jinya Ramen Bar on Wilshire Boulevard between Hope and Flower Streets.
Jinya Ramen Bar is a franchise restaurant with locations across North America. There are currently six Jinya locations in Southern California. The new DTLA location will be seven. It is taking over the old Tossed Salad restaurant space next to the 85°C Bakery. The space has been completely gutted and will be redesigned. A sign in the window says “Opening Spring 2017.”
According to the Jinya website, Tomonori Takahashi arrived in the United States in 2010 and could not find a ramen restaurant, so he started the Jinya franchise. Jinya promises “ramen with thick, rich broth in perfect balance with handmade noodles” with a “wide array of authentic toppings, from tender pork chasu to a perfectly cooked and seasoned poached egg to fresh garlic.” And get this… Jinya only uses Fuji water to make their broth. Fancy! I can’t wait to try it! According to the posters in the window of the restaurant, there will also be a Sake Bar!
Oh… and if you are looking for a job, they are hiring. You can submit your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Good luck!
JINYA RAMEN BAR 700 Wilshire Boulevard (between Hope and Flower Streets) jinya-ramenbar.com