Jinya Ramen Bar is opening up on April 21st at the Telus Garden on Robson Street. They have all their classic ramen dishes with an expanded menu with more appetizers and drinks. Jinya has been one of my personal favourite ramen shops in Vancouver and it’s funny how they are moving a block to Telus Garden.
I came here for a preview of the space as well as to try a few items off the menu.
The interior is really nice and modern with some brick accents. There are large windows to let in a lot of natural light. The space is larger than their previous location, so should seat more people.
I love staring at their amazing chefs creating each bowl of ramen. Stacks and stacks of ramen bowls linking the kitchen.
Their staff were pumping out ramen non-stop.
I love this picture. “No Ramen, No Life” is absolutely correct.
They have local craft beers on the menu, which is fantastic!
Moody Ales, Steel & Oak, Fuggles & Warlock, Parkside, and Four Winds. Love the local flair in this international ramen chain.
They also have spirits like sake on their menu. Of course they also have whiskey and other harder drinks too.
Brussel Sprouts Tempura
It is crisp on the outside because of the batter. It also have white truffle oil.
Salmon Poke Mini Tacos
The salmon poke is served in a crispy wonton taco shell. Very addictive!
These are octopus balls. It has battered octopus over egg tartar topped with kewpie mayo, okonomiyaki sauce, green onion and bonito flakes. It came piping hot, so let it cool before popping it into your mouth.
Cha Cha Cha Ramen
This is for garlic lovers. It has pork and fish broth, pork chashu, seasoned egg, bean sprouts, chopped onion, green onion, garlic, chili powder, and served with extra thick noodles.
Vegetable Soup Ramen
It has a vegetable broth, mushroom, greens, broccoli, cauliflower and pepper. It is served with thin noodles. This was ok, but not my favourite.
Spicy Creamy Vegan Ramen
It has their vegetable broth, tofu, green onion, onion, spinach, crisp onions, garlic chips, garlic oil, chili oil, sesame seeds and served with thick noodles. This was so good! The additional of the garlic and chili oil are so amazing. I thought I loved the Tonkotsu black broth, but this broth is killer!
Spicy Chicken Ramen
It has chicken broth: chicken chashu, spinach, spicy bean sprouts, green onion, and served with thin noodles. You can choose it to be mild, spicy or hot.
Kaedama Noodle Refill
If you are done slurping up your noodles and have extra broth, you can order an additional portion of noodles to keep on enjoying the ramen.
They have different types of noodles too.
Their new location will bring more menu items that are pretty standard with their other North American locations. Plus, the decor and space is a lot nicer, but nothing was wrong with their previous location either. You still get the same great ramen, but this time I found my other favourite ramen – spicy creamy vegan ramen. Jinya Tonkotsu Black is awesome too.
We Rate Jinya Ramen Bar:
541 Robson Street, Vancouver