In a recent feature by the Toast that highlights the best places for Ramen in the country, a restaurant with multiple locations in Georgia was named. Though ramen has many traditional components, some establishments are expanding how the bowl of noodles is cooked.
“Chefs are putting their spin on it, creating their own mash-up versions with everything from coconut curry broth to toppings like matzo balls or cheese,” The Food Network explains. As a result, some unique ramen concoctions are popping up in restaurants all over the country.
Presently, it is fair to say there are ramen options for everyone. Both vegetarians and those that prefer a bowl with a hearty protein, are sure to find something enjoyable. Furthermore, certain ramen specialty restaurants even allow you to build your own bowl. Regardless, one item that is imperative to amazing ramen is the noodles. The Georgia restaurant that was recognized for serving some of the best ramen in the country has seven locations in the state. They are well-known for their handmade noodles and flavorful broth.
JINYA Ramen Bar
“JINYA is known for its slow-cooked approach to ramen, made from broths simmered for 20 hours in-house,” JINYA says. The seven location options are scattered around northern Georgia (Alpharetta, Athens, Buckhead, Buford, Duluth, Poncey Highland, Sandy Springs).
“They are a bit obsessed with perfecting their noodles and broth: they only use FUJI water to prepare their broth because it is 99.9% free of impurities, and their noodles undergo a specialized aging process before being cooked and served,” Toast explains.
Your menu options are pretty diverse here as well. In addition to the 13 ramen options, there are rice bowls, small plates, and mini tacos. Furthermore, JINYA offers an impressive craft beer selection to pair with your meal.
JINYA is continuing to grow as well. They offer the opportunity to franchise, however, there are only a few markets remaining that don’t have a JINYA.