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Long-Stalled Jinya Ramen Shop Near Logan Circle Plans Summer Opening

First D.C. location is expected to offer lunch, dinner and happy hour

Tierney Plumb is the editor of Eater DC, covering all things food and drink around the nation's capital.

The Jinya Ramen Bar owner Sam Shoja teased he was bringing to Logan Circle way back in December 2015 is now scheduled to open “early this summer.”

The brand is currently building out a 4,000-square-foot sit-down ramen house, designed by Ikedo Design and Grupo 7. According to newly released renderings, the two-story space will feature seating for up to 100 guests at two bars (one on each floor), plus a 20-seat upstairs patio.

This will be the restaurant’s second location in the D.C. area; its flagship store opened in Fairfax’s Mosaic District a year ago. Jinya also boasts shops in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Houston, Seattle, Atlanta, and Canada. A New York City outpost closed in 2015.

Jinya specializes in Tonkotsu ramen, a pork-based production that’s slow simmered for over 18 hours and then finished with assorted toppings. Non-ramen options include quinoa salads, rice bowls, small plates and mini tacos.

The plan is to offer lunch, dinner, and happy hour at the forthcoming location.