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California-Based Ramen Bar Chain to Open Eatery on 14th Street

by Andrew Ramonas — December 22, 2015 at 3:55 pm 0

JINYA Tonkotsu Black (Photo via JINYA Ramen Bar)

Ramen is on its way to the 14th Street corridor.

California-based JINYA Ramen Bar is working to open an outpost in the former Ghana Cafe space at 1336 14th St. NW by next winter, spokeswoman Yufi Yamamoto told Borderstan today.

The future home of the restaurant needs “major renovation” work, she said.

“It’s going to take a while,” Yamamoto said.

According to a notice the D.C. Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration published today, the eatery will be a “high-quality Japanese restaurant that serves authentic ‘Tonkotsu Ramen'” and has seating for 99 customers.

From JINYA’s website:

JINYA Ramen Bar serves “Tonkotsu Ramen”, rich and strong smelling noodle. Tonkotsu uses pork broth which is pumped up with industrial quantities of dashi and dried fish, a broth that seemed to be trying to establish the record for the most umami per milligram.

Simply put, tasting is believing.

Photo via JINYA Ramen Bar

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