Jinya Ramen Bar, the Los Angeles institution that now features locations across the country, is about to unveil its first Atlanta restaurant. The ramen shop is hosting a trial run this week, and it will open to the public Friday at 5975 Roswell Road, Suite B217, in Sandy Springs.
Following a successful run as a restaurateur in Japan, founder Tomonori Takahashi originally opened Jinya in 2010. Takahashi's menu consists of "craveable and authentic broths and noodles," and he applies his own take to the cuisine with "non-traditional ingredients." Popular dishes that have bolstered Jinya's reputation include the tonkotsu black, with pork chashu, fried onion, and garlic oil; the cha cha cha, with garlic-tonkotsu broth, seasoned egg, bean sprouts, and fish powder; and the spicy creamy vegan, with vegetable broth, tofu, chili oil, and thick noodles.
Regular hours are Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Since first setting up shop in LA, Takahashi has expanded with Jinya outposts in major markets such as Las Vegas, Chicago, Houston, and San Diego. A Washington, D.C., restaurant came online last week, and an Austin location is scheduled to open its doors this Thursday.
Jinya will be the second big ramen debut in Atlanta this week. Guy Wong's Ton Ton officially opens at Ponce City Market on Thursday.