JINYA Ramen Bar Now Open on Rock Rose Avenue

JINYA Ramen Bar

Full Disclosure: I attended a media tasting at JINYA Ramen Bar and sampled complimentary menu items. All opinions are my own.
JINYA Ramen Bar is the newest addition to the Rock Rose district in North Austin. JINYA was founded by Tomonori Takahashi who opened the first JINYA Ramen Bar in Tokoyo in 2000. Upon moving to the United States in 2010, he longed for the traditional flavors and techniques of the ramen shops he was accustomed to in Japan and decided open a ramen shop in his new home of California. Tracy Tran, owner of the Austin JINYA location, is excited to bring those same flavors to Austin, TX.

The highly anticipated ramen bar showcases mouthwatering ramen made of rich, thick broth, hand made noodles and authentic toppings. In addition, they serve tantalizing izakaya type tapas that pair perfectly with the selection of craft beers. JINYA has plenty of inviting seating options to include the cozy patio, traditional ramen bar, modern communal seating and a bar.
The Ramen Bar at JINYA Ramen Bar

Our dining experience took place at the ramen bar where we indulged in a variety of Japanese cuisine.

Pork Belly Bun at JINYA Ramen Bar
Pork Belly Bun at JINYA Ramen Bar

We started off with a Pork Belly Bun with tasty pickles and caramelized pork belly that is melt-in-your-mouth delicious.

Takoyaki at JINYA Ramen Bar

I love the playful Takoyaki appetizer! The tender octopus is encased in a doughy batter on a bed of Japanese mayo & sauce topped with green onion & bonito.

Chicken Chashu Bowl at JINYA Ramen Bar

I like that the Chashu Bowls come in small or large servings. The savory Chicken Chashu Bowl consists of slowly braised chicken, spinach, green onion and perfectly poached egg on a bed of perfectly cooked rice.

Miso Ramen at JINYA Ramen Bar

Of course a visit to a ramen bar would not be complete without a comforting bowl of noodles. We ordered a splendid bowl of Umami Miso Ramen with creamy pork broth, richly flavored ground pork, bean sprouts, green onion, bok choy and served with thick house made noodles. Their noodles and broth are the perfect marriage. Notably, JINYA Ramen Bar serves a vegetarian ramen, serves both thick and thin house made noodles and guests may substitute for spinach noodles ($2 charge).

Bar at JINYA Ramen Bar

The wine selection is small yet approachable at $5 a glass. The House White from Alexander Valley Vineyards pairs beautifully with spicy dishes. There are also two saké offerings and a couple of refreshing cocktails to include the Lycheetini. The draft beer lineup shines with local, regional and craft beers to include Infamous Brewing Company, Real Ale Brewery and Lagunitas.

Happy hour is daily form 3pm-5pm offering:
$4 Sapporo Draft
$4 Mimosas (also all day Saturday and Sunday)
$3.50-$7 Select tapas discounted
$3 Panna Cotta Dessert

Address:

3210 Esperanza Crossing

Suite 130
Austin, Texas
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