Restaurant: Jinya Ramen Bar
Location: 2400 Main St, Santa Monica, CA 90405. (310) 392-4466
Date: April 16 & May 4, 2015
Cuisine: Japanese Ramen
Rating: Solid Tonkotsu Ramen
There is a crazy amount of ramen opening up recently, particularly (on the westside) in the Sawtelle Japantown area. But Jinya, which is a bit of a chain, has opened an outpost on Main street right in Santa Monica!
This was an excellent Tonkotsu ramen. The broth was rich, not as thick as the Tsujita super broth, but very rich and super delicious, particularly with a bit of saucing.
A version of the black with chicken wontons added — this took it up even another level.
Overall, there are a number of options at Jinya too. It’s nothing crazy unique as good Japanese Ramen goes, but it’s certainly an excellent bowl of noodles.