Jinya Ramen Bar, which just made its D.C. debut in Logan Circle, has inked a fresh lease in North Bethesda, Maryland.
The chain noodle house plans to open at the Pike & Rose complex in mid-2018, Eater has learned. The 2,500-square-foot spot (910 Prose Street) will be the restaurant’s third location in the D.C. area; its flagship store opened in Northern Virginia’s Mosaic District a year ago.
Pike & Rose has seen a flurry of activity as of late, with bowling-and-bocce haven Pinstripes and Korean chain Bibibop among the newest additions.
Jinya specializes in Tonkotsu ramen, a pork-based production that’s slow simmered for hours and then finished with up to 25 toppings. Non-ramen options include quinoa salads, rice bowls, small plates and salmon poke mini tacos.
Its newest 4,000-square-foot, sit-down ramen spot at 1336 14th Street NW, designed by Ikedo Design and Grupo 7, spans two stories and features seating for up to 100 guests at two bars (one on each floor), plus a 20-seat upstairs patio.
Northern Virginia is also a big target market for the expanding chain, owner Sam Shoja told Eater last month.
Jinya boasts more than 20 shops in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Houston, Seattle, Atlanta, and Canada. A New York City outpost closed in 2015.