JINYA Ramen Bar continues to expand. First heard about them in Vancouver and now, they’ve already set up shop in Calgary.
Hours are pretty good. Everyday open till 10:00pm!
Menu from the outside.
The inside is very chic modern. Thought the brick wall with tonkotsu styled pig image was cool.
Happy hour menu (from 3:00pm to 5:00pm).
How to eat ramen instructions and kaedama, in case you can’t get enough noodles.
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Peach and mango pop ($3.80 each)
Cute little Japanese fruit drinks. I tried a taste of both; tasted like fizzy pop with a lighter, more subtle flavour.
JINYA Bun ($4.50)
Steamed bun stuffed with slow-braised pork chashu, cucumber and baby mixed greens. This surprised me. The bun was light, fluffy and the chashu completely tenderized.
Old school ramen ($12.50)
Chicken broth, fish oil, pork chashu, egg, bamboo shoots and green onions. I thought this one would match my ramen preferences but broth/noodles weren’t to my liking. Thin noodles didn’t do it for me.
I decided to combo up with their pork gyoza (4 pieces) and salad combo ($4.95).
Salad was pretty standard but the sauce was tasty.
The gyoza were better than most. Crispy, juicy inside; not a complete afterthought.
Premium tonkotsu white ($13.25)
Pork and chicken broth: pork chashu, kikurage, green onion, half seasoned egg and fried onion. Broth was much more flavourful. Natdogg throughly enjoyed it.
Vegetable soup ramen ($11.95)
Vegetable broth, mushroom, baby leaf, spinach, asparagus, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage and black pepper. Don’t see many vegetarian ramen’s at many spots so keep this in mind if you have vegetarian friends.
Cowtown continues to get an onslaught of ramen joints opening up. Worth a try if you’ve never been to JINYA but I preferred their Vancouver location(s).
JINYA Ramen Bar
#180, 1800 – 4 Street SW