JINYA Ramen Bar expanded to multiple new markets in 2022, and the chain expects to open several additional locations before the end of the year.

Following the opening of its first location in Honolulu this past August and first location in South Carolina’s Hilton Head in September, JINYA Ramen Bar will finish out the year with new-market launches in Lehi, Utah; Fishers, Ind.; Wichita, Kans. and Long Beach, Calif.

Inspired by JINYA Ramen Bar’s founder Tomonori Takahashi’s experiences with both Western and Eastern cultures, JINYA Ramen Bar specializes in Tonkotsu ramen served in stylish interiors.

In 2018, Takahashi sat down with rd+d to about the growth and the design of his distinctly Japanese-style restaurants. “The name JINYA is a reference to the urban and rural estates of samurais — a place for all levels of society to mingle,” says Takahashi. “When designing our dining rooms and patios, this notion of a communal meeting spot continued to drive the overall concept.” Community is a concept that JINYA continues to develop with its 50th location slated to open by the end of 2022.