The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Wyatt Williams assess Jinya Ramen Bar and comes away satisfied. Williams says Jinya, located in Sandy Springs, is “a well-executed chain restaurant,” but it could be an indicator Atlanta’s dining scene is oversaturated with ramen.
I’ve enjoyed the tonkotsu broth at Jinya very much, perhaps as much as any I’ve tasted in Atlanta. Have I experienced such an intense depth of flavor and umami that it created a temporary disruption of my mind-body communications? No. That’s not Jinya’s fault, though, even if they’ve benefited from such unrealistic praise. ... It’s a good option for ramen and, if I lived in the neighborhood, it’d be my choice. As it stands, though, I’d have to drive by three good bowls of ramen to get there.
THE ELSEWHERE AND THE BLOGS: Creative Loafing’s Angela Hansberger takes a first look at Ponce City Market’s Nine Mile Station and expects the rooftop beer garden to stay crowded. Atlanta Magazine’s Jennifer Zyman says Jerry’s Gourmet Burgers is worth the drive to Villa Rica. Friday Date Night discovers SweetTreats, a solid ice cream option in Marietta. Burgers, Barbecue & Everything Else enjoys the South African fine dining at 10 Degrees South.
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