1336 14th Street, NW
From a press release:
“We are pleased to announce that JINYA Ramen Bar, a 4,000-square-foot, full-service, sit-down restaurant, is slated to open at 1336 14th Street NW [Ed. Note: Formerly Ghana Cafe.] in Washington D.C.’s Logan Circle early this summer.
2nd floor dining area
Lots more info and more renderings after the jump.
2nd floor bar area
JINYA Ramen Bar, a key player in sparking the Ramen Revolution in Los Angeles, currently has multiple locations across the United States, as well as throughout Canada. This will be the restaurant’s second location in the D.C. Metro area. JINYA Ramen Bar’s flagship east coast store opened in Fairfax’s Mosaic District in June 2016.
“We are so excited to bring JINYA to the nation’s capital,” remarked JINYA Ramen Bar’s Sam Shoja. “After seeing how welcoming the community was when JINYA opened in the Mosaic District, we knew we wanted to go bigger and expand to D.C. where diners have adventurous and sophisticated worldly palates.”
Inspired by JINYA Ramen Bar’s founder Tomonori Takahashi’s experiences with both Western and Eastern cultures, JINYA Ramen Bar specializes in authentic Tonkotsu ramen (heavily pork-influenced broth), boasting bold flavors and a wide variety of customizable options for the American palate. The intricate food preparation process includes simmering the broth for over 18 hours, which delivers a robust, flavorful experience.
Patrons can expect a wonderful dining experience, with JINYA Ramen Bar’s expansive menu offering something for everyone. JINYA Ramen Bar offers five broths as well as different dares and oils that alter the flavor profile of each dish. With over 20 different toppings to play with, guests are able to customize their experience. In addition to Tonkotsu ramen, JINYA Ramen Bar offers dishes such as the Spicy Chicken Ramen, Old Skool Ramen, Spicy Creamy Vegan Ramen, the “Cha Cha Cha” for garlic lovers, quinoa salads, various rice bowls, small plates and mini tacos — to name a few. Patrons will be able to pair their dishes with a selection from the beverage program including local craft beers; Japanese-inspired cocktails; sake/wine and seasonal, house-made, non-alcoholic beverages.
JINYA Ramen Bar’s 4,000-square-foot space, designed by LA-based Ikedo Design and D.C.-based Grupo 7, will span two floors and contain seating for up to 100 guests along with two full bars (one on each floor) and a 20-seat upstairs patio. The second floor will also be available for private events. JINYA Ramen Bar will be open daily for lunch, dinner and happy hour.”