On Main Street in Santa Monica Jinya is providing many different types of ramen. This place seems to have the most variety of ramen. They also have the largest collection of beers and ciders. This is great for those of us that wish to have a cold adult beverage paired with our ramen. They seem to make the most of the moderate climate that those of us that live near the ocean in SoCal have come to know and love. They have a very large outside seating area. This space is even great on cooler evenings because they have heating lamps all over and a fire pit that keeps you warm while you wait for the ramen.
From the front.
They always have a line, but it seems like they turn the tables over fairly quickly. Just put your name in and chill for a while.
The food and drink menu are extensive.
You can get noodle refills here. Most ramen places do this.
Jinya is very active on social media.
This cider was really good. Cold and crisp. As soon as I saw it on the menu I had to try it.
The karaage. Very good. It’s fried chicken and pretty hard to go wrong.
This is the Cha Cha Cha ramen. This if for you garlic lovers. Pork and fish broth, pork chashu, seasoned egg, bean sprouts, chopped onion, green onion, garlic, chili powder and served with extra thick noodles.
This is the Cilantro ramen. Officially, it’s called Slurp Up Cilantro. People either love or hate cilantro. I love it. My wife loved this bowl. It’s a clear chicken broth, cilantro, chicken chashu, kikurage, seasoned egg, lime, chili sauce, and thin noodles. The cilantro really sticks out.