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International ramen restaurant makes Dallas debut in Victory Park

International ramen restaurant makes Dallas debut in Victory Park

Jinya Ramen tonkotsu black ramen
Ramen from Jinya. Courtesy photo

A ramen restaurant from California is coming to Dallas. Jinya Ramen Bar, which was founded in Tokyo in 2000, will open a location in Dallas' Victory Park, with a tentative opening set for the weekend of March 23-24.

According to a release, the restaurant will occupy a 3,000-square-foot space at 625 High Market Rd., where it will serve 13 signature bowls with 20-plus toppings in vegetarian, chicken, or pork/tonkatsu broth. The menu will also include rice and curry bowls and a variety of Japanese-inspired small plates.

Raised in Japan by a family of restaurateurs, founder Tomo Takahashi opened the first Jinya in Tokyo in 2000. After launching six restaurants in Japan, he brought his ramen expertise to the United States, opening the first U.S. location in 2010 in Studio City. The brand has since expanded across the U.S. and Canada.

There are locations in Houston and Austin, and another is planned for Irving in 2019.

Jinya serves an authentic rendition of ramen in a casual, trendy atmosphere. Popular bowls include the Sprouting Up Ramen (pork & chicken broth, pork chashu, kikurage, spicy bean sprouts, green onion, half seasoned egg, crispy Brussels sprouts, black pepper, ginger, thick noodles); the Tonkotsu Black (pork broth, pork chashu, kikurage, geen onion, nori dried seaweed, seasoned egg, garlic chips, garlic oil, fried onion, spicy sauce, thin noodles); and vegetarian/vegan options including Spicy Creamy Vegan Ramen (vegetable broth, tofu, onion, green onion, spinach, crispy onion, garlic chips, garlic oil, chili oil, sesame seeds, thick noodles).

You can customize your ramen with varying spice levels, a kale noodle option, and 20-plus add-on toppings such as chicken wontons, cheese & tomato, Brussels sprouts, and beef sukiyaki.

Shareable small plates such as Caramelized Cauliflower (caramelized cauliflower with toasted pine nuts, crispy mint leaves, lime sauce); Spicy Creamy Shrimp Tempura (tossed in Jinya’s original spicy mayonnaise prepared “ebi-mayo” style); and Mini Tacos (salmon poke, spicy tuna or pork chashu & kimchee served in a crispy wonton shell), round out the menu.