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JINYA Ramen Bar to Open in Thornton Park Early 2018!

JINYA Ramen Bar to Open in Thornton Park Early 2018!

We’re excited to see that a new Japanese restaurant, Tomonori Takahashi’s Jinya Ramen Bar, is scheduled to open soon in downtown Orlando’s Thornton Park neighborhood. As first reported by Ricky Ly on his local food blog, franchise partners Taff Liao and Eric Jakab are bringing the modern Japanese restaurant, featuring authentic ramen cuisine, along with a variety of small (tapas) dishes, to Orlando in early 2018.

With over 30 locations worldwide, from Atlanta to California to Canada (and expanding rapidly), the new Orlando Jinya Ramen Bar is expected to bring more diversified dining selections to the downtown area. The location, 8 N. Summerlin Ave, as confirmed by landlord Craig Ustler, was previously home to two Tex-Mex establishments, Tijuana Flats and Verde Cantina (Verde Cantina closed on Nov 7th, 2017 after receiving several scathing reviews from local foodie media outlets).

Jinya serves Japanese and Fusion food but the menu primarily features delicious ramen selections (bowls cost between $11 and $14) with slow-cooked broths (simmered for more than 10 hours) using authentic Japanese ingredients – offering traditional pork broth, as well as chicken and vegetarian broth options.

Some Jinya menu highlights include:

We’re truly excited and looking forward to giving this restaurant a shot as soon as it opens, as we love anything and everything Japanese, Fusion & Ramen! We’ll be sure to give it the once over and post our thoughts here in our blog and let you guys know if Jinya lives up to our high foodie expectations. Hope to see you there and we’d love to get your thoughts too after the big grand opening!