• JINYA Ramen Bar

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Serves meat, vegan options available. Los Angeles-born Japanese ramen noodle chain. Vegan items are listed on the front cover of the menu. The vegan items include multiple vegan ramen bowls (with customizable add-ons), Impossible meat steamed buns, a vegan rice bowl, mini Impossible tacos, crispy rice with guacamole, and edamame. Casual dining. Open Mon-Sun 11:00am-10:00pm.

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9 Reviews

First Review by MatzumaLi


Points +24

30 Oct 2023

Go to Raman bar

Delicious Raman and big enough portions that you could easily have left overs.

Pros: Big portions, High quality , Customizable

Cons: A little expensive, Can get crowded



Points +1947

25 Mar 2023

Love it - so vegan friendly

So many things for vegans not just ramen. Multiple appetizers, three types of ramen, rice bowl. Love having choices.

They have gluten free options too for both ramen noodles and appetizers. Great for going out with friends who are gf.

Portions are big and there is even a kids meal that can be made vegan which id love to come back and try with my kids.

Updated from previous review on 2023-03-25


Points +424

10 Nov 2022

Decent ramen

2 vegan ramen options - ordered both, enjoyed Creamy ramen more!


Points +969

25 Jul 2022

Yummy Ramen

Lots of different vegan options

Pros: Options , Yummy


Points +32

08 Feb 2022

Vegan spicy ramen 🍜

I’m so happy this place exists. I crave ramen once a month and I love hitting up this spot. The spicy vegan ramen broth is so flavorful! I’m always adding extra toppings like bamboo slices, mushrooms and bak choy. Im maybe one of the few who do not like tofu so I’m always subbing that out. Did I say the broth was delicious?

Pros: Vegan Ramen, Slots of veggie options to add, Vegan impossible goyza

Cons: Pricey add on’s , 2 vegan ramen


Points +1469

18 Nov 2020

The BEST Vegan Ramen

I would give the Spicy Creamy Vegan Ramen a 5. But sadly, happy cow will only let me rate this place a 4. They do however have 12 vegan items on their menu (listed as vegan), so they are super vegan friendly.

I have tried SO many vegan ramens (and many ramens before I went vegan)- in Vancouver Canada & the surrounding cities, Tokyo Japan, LA and have tried a few so far here in San Jose.

I personally like rich and creamy ramens...so far nothing beats Jinya’s Spicy creamy vegan ramen. It’s SO flavourful, creamy, rich, nicely seasoned, well balanced with a little bit of spice from the chili oil.
The thick yellow noodles (somehow vegan) are always delicious. Nicely cooked everytime with that nice chewiness when you bite into them. Not soggy, not too hard. So good.

I tried the other vegan ramens (Flying vegan harvest, Vegetable soup ramen and the limited time veg ramens) offered at Jinya and they still didn’t compare to the spicy creamy vegan ramen. Even non-vegans love this broth and order it but add some type of protein they like. My mom, sister and best friend all LOVE this ramen - none of them are vegan. They said it was better than their non vegan ramen they ordered.

I’ve had this ramen many times in DT Vancouver and it always came with spinach but in San Jose it comes with kikurage aka wood ear instead. I personally prefer the big mound of spinach over the kikurage but still - the broth and noodles are incredibly delicious so it’s fine.

We also had the vegan tacos, which were seasoned soy meat, avocado, cilantro in a fried taco shell and they were very tasty.

I’ve yet to have a better vegan ramen and it’ll be pretty exciting if I do. I’m on a mission to find one that beats it...seems pretty bleak so far. Until then, this still ranks as my #1 favorite vegan ramen. Jinya’s spicy creamy vegan ramen.


Points +222

08 Sep 2020

The Best Vegan Ramen

I never understood the Ramen hype. But now that their is vegan ramen, I totally get it. It’s amazing and so good! So many vegan options!


Points +41

07 Jun 2020

Best vegan ramen in South Bay

Always good service


Points +40

16 Feb 2020

Extremely good vegan ramen

It's so hard to find vegan ramen. Most of them have a traditional pork broth, but I think we've found a winner!

JINYA has marketed a full segment of their menu for vegans and loads of the regular menu is also vegetarian or customisable. (Please see the photo I posted of part of the menu).

Please note, that as the menu states, all fried vegetarian foods use the same equipment and oil as meat based products. This didn't worry us too much, as there are plenty of other things to choose from that aren't fried. We certainly didn't miss out.

Our party included vegans and non vegetarians and everyone enjoyed their meals. The vegans at the table tried different starters and ramen bowls, one customised to suit dietary requirements, and there were no complaints. There were leftovers to take home.

Accessibility is reasonable but not amazing. There are no stairs into the restaurant and the great thing is, staff are willing to accommodate however they can to help. Accessible arking is right outside, but very hard to get.

We will definitely go back again, however.

Pros: Enough vegan options to have plenty of choice.

Cons: No vegan desserts. A bit cramped and busy.

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