OKLAHOMA CITY (March 9, 2022) – Oklahoma City will soon welcome a new authentic ramen experience to Nichols Hills. JINYA Ramen Bar will open its doors this spring and offer perfectly balanced ramen bowls and Japanese cocktails for dine-in, takeout, and delivery.
Priding itself on its authenticity to culture, the ramen bar will serve traditional flavors of Japanese cuisine via small plates and its renowned ramen bowls that combine bold noodles, full-bodied broths that simmer for over 20 hours, and a wide array of authentic toppings. JINYA will also be offering a plant-based menu, emphasizing balanced ingredients without sacrificing flavors; and house a full bar with a drink menu highlighting sake flights, local craft beers, and a variety of Japanese whiskies. OKC’s JINYA will be one of selected restaurants in the country to feature Suntory Whisky Highball dispenser, serving optimally blended, carbonated, and chilled Toki Highball.
“JINYA has been a fan-favorite dining destination in Downtown Tulsa for the past five years, so we’re beyond excited to bring our authentic Japanese ramen and tapas to the OKC community,” said Oklahoma restauranteur Dave Sopark. “We’ve secured the perfect location on north Western Avenue near Classen Curve, and we look forward to providing JINYA’s exceptional experience in an upbeat and contemporary atmosphere. Our team can’t wait to welcome ramen lovers from throughout the area when we open our doors this spring.”
Originally from Bangkok, Thailand, Sopark earned his MBA degree at the University of Tulsa, and held an internship in Oklahoma City. He took his Oath of Allegiance here in OKC to become a naturalized U.S. citizen. “It’s easy to tell that Oklahoma City is becoming more and more of an international city, and certainly has the Asian cuisine options to show for it,” Sopark said. “We look forward to becoming part of a rich and vibrant food scene in the capital city.”
The new 5,000-square-foot restaurant will be located at 6800 N. Western Ave., and will feature cozy industrial ambience with wall mural and vertical greeneries, a bold outdoor fire pit table, and plenty of parking. There will be open kitchen seating for guests wanting to take in the full experience of ramen bowl assembly up close. OKC’s JINYA will mark the brand’s second restaurant in Oklahoma, and is expected to open in April.
Hiring of staff will begin mid-March. To apply, visit www.jinyaramenbar.com/recruit or email resume to jinyaOKC@gmail.com.
To learn more about JINYA’s full menu, visit jinyaramenbar.com.
About JINYA Ramen Bar:
Founded in 2010 by Tomo Takahashi – who was named among the most influential restaurant CEOs in the country in 2020 by Nation’s Restaurant News – JINYA Ramen Bar has 40 restaurants with multiple new locations in the pipeline. JINYA’s focus on kaizen – the Japanese practice of continuous improvement – means its guests will always experience the best ramen out there. From the water used to prepare its broth to the special aging process that its noodles undergo, JINYA pays meticulous attention to everything that goes into its guests’ bowls. JINYA also operates bushi by JINYA and JINYA Ramen Express. For more information, visit jinyaramenbar.com and follow JINYA on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.