This is a little gem in Houston China Town. Has been opened for a while, always a long waiting line, very reasonable price. Very cool ambiance with a nice bar.
The soup is one of the best, normally ramen soup could be salty, this is one of a few place that I can say they have the right mix.
What I ate: Black bean tonkotsu & Tonkotsu & Dipping Noodles
Other thoughts: They have a wide selection of appertizers, grill shrimp is a good choice, if you feeling adventureous you can get the chief’s special tako wasabi (raw squid with seaweed).
I heard sometime they sold out of noodle, so come early.
Very new and trendy ramen bar in Houston’s dynamic Mid-Town. Could be the best in Houston.
Very well designed ambiance, good selection of items on menu.
They have chief’s monthly special that will definitely worth coming back for.
I realized it’s a chains with locations across the U.S. Highly recommend you to check them out if they are in your area.
What I ate: Jinya #1 Tonkotsu ramen & Chief Special Spicy Miso.
Spicy Miso is really spicy. I can take spicy food well and still feel it’s a bit much. So be careful.
Their curry rice is top notch. Denifitely Japanese style curry. And only cost $4.5 more to add curry rice and salad to your combo.
JINYA Ramen Bar
3201 Louisiana St
Houston, TX 77002
Japanese pioneered the concept of train, subway station combined with department stores, entertainments and dining, brining maximum convenient to the people.
In this massive 15 stories building (2nd largest in Japan), 20MM people passed by every month. Located on 10th floor is Kyoto Ramen Alley (or Kyoto Ramen Koji). A collection of 8 ramen restaurants from northern Sapporo to southern Hakata style.
People comes to Kyoto for temples and sakura, I feel just as happy here 🙂