California-Based Jinya Ramen Bar Is Opening Soon in Mosaic
The 100-seat, full-service restaurant isn’t exactly the kind of tiny, slurp-and-go spot that heralded the ramen craze in DC (Toki, Daikaya). The kitchen specializes in the uber-porky tonkotsu-style ramen, but also serves an expansive menu that includes five different house-made broths, from chicken to veggie, two types of Japanese noodles (thick and thin), and over 20 toppings if diners want to customize their bowls. In addition to the noodle soups you’ll find rice bowls, small plates like pork buns and dumplings, and a few healthful nods to Jinya’s California roots (quinoa salad, vegetarian lollipops). A nine-seat bar pours a selection of Asian-inspired cocktails, sakes, wines, and beers.