Wonton Chicken and Karaage Chicken Ramen @ Jinya Ramen Bar in Santa Monica

Situated on a bustling Main Street and just a block away from the beach is Jinya Ramen Bar. They have an extensive menu of ramen, frequently serve seasonal ramen, and a long beer list to choose from.

I’ve never had a bad experience here. I believe this is my third visit. It’s was hot summer day and I was craving some ramen after day out on the water paddle boarding.

Jinya has a pretty strong social media presence. You can post images of you slurping and they do weekly giveaways for pictures with the most likes. Do you think I should enter?

Karaage chicken (fried chicken) as a main topping was a first for me.
Look at those deep rich yellow and orange colors of the broth. This broth was like chicken noodle soup of my childhood.
Long thin noodles. I asked for hard cooked and not sure I got it. The server had never heard that request before. It was his first day of working in the work world. I may have thrown him off.
Wonton Chicken Ramen. Chicken based broth with wontons stuffed with chicken.