first mottainai, now ramen jinya! i can barely keep up, but keep up i shall, as yet another ramen shop has opened up in LA. jinya in studio city has been soft-open since july 3rd; when i went they were still installing stuff to the furniture.
i have no bones about reviewing it early though, because frankly, the place rocks, a ramen shop in a similar vein to ramen california in torrance, with a full complement of organic side dishes and a healthy chicken soup namesake bowl.
traditionalists take note, however. the special on the day i went was a very authentic wafu tonkotsu ramen, and it's pretty much what you'd find in tokyo, loaded with bonito and even fish powder, which gives the soup a nice gritty texture. i'm digging this place for sure, and it's right near where i used to work. arrgh. if only it had opened a year ago lol...
*btw apologies to gourmetpilot, who beat me by like, hours posting a thread on this place, but i wanted to put the name of the restaurant in the title. check out his CH post for some nice pics as well!*