West Coast ramen bar sets Mosaic District opening date

WASHINGTON — The ramen restaurant that claims to have started the ramen revolution in Los Angeles will open its first East Coast restaurant later this month at Merrifield’s Mosaic District.

JINYA will open for lunch and dinner with a 100-seat dining room and a 34-seat patio. There is also a full-service bar. The restaurant is set to open on June 21.

The restaurant plans to donate the proceeds from its opening day to INOVA Children’s Hospital in Falls Church.

“We look forward to being actively involved in this great community and giving back on a regular basis,” said JINYA director of operations Steven Chiang.

JINYA’s ramen menu includes five different broths and about two dozen toppings allowing diners to “customize their umami experience.” the restaurant said.

JINYA has 12 other locations in places like California, Las Vegas and Texas.

Merrifield’s Mosaic District has become a dining destination. Other restaurants staking a claim there include New York’s District Dumpling Go, Nando’s Peri Peri, Matchbox, Ted’s Bulletin and Taylor Gourmet.

A total of about two dozen restaurants are now part of the mixed use development that also includes residential and retail.

Mosaic District opened in 2012 off Lee Highway just outside of the Capital Beltway.

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Jeff Clabaugh

Jeff Clabaugh has spent 20 years covering the Washington region's economy and financial markets for WTOP as part of a partnership with the Washington Business Journal, and officially joined the WTOP newsroom staff in January 2016.

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