Houston Press: This Week in Houston Food Events
JINYA Ramen Bar, 5050 FM 1960 W, opened May 15. There are three other locations in Katy, Webster and Midtown, with several more planned in the surrounding Houston area.
The Japanese Ramen bar was founded by Tomori Takahashi, who opened his first ramen restaurant in Tokyo in 2000. He came to the United States in 2010 and saw a need for authentic Japanese ramen in the U.S. The first JINYA opened in California and there are now nearly thirty across the country and another five restaurants in Canada.
JINYA is known for its three-day-aged noodles and its use of FUJI water for its long-simmered broths. The ramen menu is more extensive than many other noodle restaurants and also features small plates like crispy chicken and pork gyoza, plus JINYA mini tacos and poke bowls. There is also mochi ice cream.