Jinya Ramen Bar-Kerrisdale

Jinya Ramen Bar opened their new location in Kerrisdale back in May. It’s right next to The Hills and there’s a bus stop right in front of the store so it’s a great location. I went around 3pm and there was still a short wait! I was super hungry during this visit so it could’ve biased me slightly since everything tastes good when you’re hungry! Just letting you guys know!

Jinya Ramen Bar-Kerrisdale

The decor inside is much nicer than the Robson location and has a slightly more upscale feel. I noticed there is a lot of chicken ramen options on their menu. The menu also seems to have more variety and more side dishes too.

Jinya Ramen Bar-Kerrisdale

The presentation of the Takoyaki was so cute! I love how they give you a stick for each piece. Each piece is large and has two pieces of octopus inside. There’s a substantial amount of mayo on the plate though. A spicy version is available for $1 more.

Jinya Ramen Bar-Kerrisdale

This was the Tonkotsu Assari which is the No. 3 recommended item on their menu. It’s a pork broth base with pork chashu, kikurage, green onion,  half an egg, spicy bean sprouts and thick noodles. I thought the broth was on the lighter side and not as thick as some other broths that I’ve tried at their Robson location. It had a pleasant pork flavour but I think overall it wasn’t too memorable after I had the awesome cold ramen (see below)! I picked this because I didn’t want anything spicy because I usually get something spicy and also I didn’t want any chicken ramen. Sadly there was only one piece of chashu here so I think they could’ve added another piece.

Jinya Ramen Bar-Kerrisdale

Since it’s summer we also had the Cold Ramen with pork chashu, egg, cucumber, bean sprouts, red ginger and spinach. You can choose to have a sesame dressing or a soy dressing and we went with the sesame dressing. BEST DECISION EVER. It was so amazingly delicious I could’ve eaten two bowls!!! Definitely get this in the summer!!! Their Robson location probably has it too.
Jinya Ramen Bar-KerrisdaleWe added on the Toyko Curry with salad combo ($5.50) to one of the ramens. Pretty standard salad. 
Jinya Ramen Bar-Kerrisdale

The Tokyo Curry was also addicting and delicious. The thick curry sauce had a mild sweetness to it and I’m glad we added it!

I’m glad I don’t have to go downtown for ramen now since this is sort of close to my neighbourhood and I will add it to my ramen rotation.

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What did you think?