I have a lot to say about Jinya Ramen. I first went here months ago, last winter, and honestly, was not impressed. They were out of a lot of things (including eggs! How is anyone supposed to eat ramen without that delicious egg?!). Also, the service was super slow. It felt very disorganized and I wasn’t super happy with my visit.
However, it’s a very convenient location, so I decided to try it again and WHAT AN IMPROVEMENT! They had everything I wanted and their service was wonderful! I asked our server a few random questions, like what the pork bun was made of, and he went out of his way to find out. Our ramen came out perfectly and super fast! I honestly think the first time we came, they were new and were still experiencing the pains of a new business. SO my overall review of this ramen bar is GOOD! I just wanted to share that I have, in the past, had a poor experience here. However, I would now happily consider this one of my staple ramen joints. Let’s get into the food!
Right from the start, I was super impressed with their green tea – it’s matcha!! It’s dark green, powdery, and SO delicious. For appetizers, I recommend the steamed pork bun and brussels sprouts tempura. The pork bun was Brian’s favorite and he probably would have eaten 4 of them as meal if he could. My favorite app is the tempura brussels sprouts. I’m already a brussels sprouts fan to begin with, and Jinya’s are SO good. I even took some home, reheated them, and still loved them.
Brian got the traditional tonkotsu ramen and loved it. It’s a pretty basic bowl, but as he described it, it’s the kind of ramen everyone would enjoy. I ordered the Sprouting Up ramen. Again, brussels sprouts! It’s loaded with them.
Another thing I really love about Jinya Ramen is they do take out! I’ve been to ramen places that don’t even have to go containers because “ramen is meant to be enjoyed piping hot.” I can respect that, but, I’ve taken my ramen to go, put it in the fridge over night, and reheated it the next day at school in the microwave and it tasted delicious! So, thank you, Jinya, for your take out.
Overall, a solid ramen joint. I’ll be back again and again, Jinya.