Eater LA: Mid-Wilshire’s Jinya Ramen Bar Flips to New Noodle and Hand Roll Shop
May 2, 2018 Press
On Wednesday, the Mid-Wilshire location of Jinya Ramen Bar will open as a new ramen and hand roll restaurant called Bushi by Jinya. The chain’s flip comes quick, as Jinya Ramen Bar only closed April 27 to make some quick cosmetic changes and emerge as the new Bushi.
Bushi’s focus will expand to include hand rolls (a dish that KazuNori has helped make impressively popular around Los Angeles) and ramen inspired by Fukuoka cuisine, which is also the birthplace of tonkotsu ramen. Bushi will offer vegan, chicken, and tonkatsu broths to accompany three-day dry-aged noodles that vary from thin to thick Mazesoba noodles. About those hand rolls: Bushi is sourcing the nori straight out of Japan from the Ariake Sea.
Bushi by Jinya is jumping into the game with a known name, which should help its long-term survival chances in a heavily-saturated ramen and raw seafood town. Jinya’s parent company La Brea Dining Group first introduced Jinya Ramen Bar to the U.S. market in 2010 before following up with Robata Jinya, and in the years since have established themselves around Los Angeles and the U.S. with over 26 locations throughout North America.
Bushi by Jinya
5168 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA