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Plans for Jinya Looking More Uncertain for Reston Town Center

by Catherine Douglas Moran January 18, 2019 at 2:15 pm 20 Comments

Plans for Jinya Ramen Bar to open at a vacant spot in Reston Town Center are still undetermined.

Reston Now previously reported in December that the Japanese ramen restaurant chain said on its website that it was “coming soon” to 11964 Market Street, the former spot of a Thai restaurant. 

A reader pointed out yesterday (Jan. 17) that the Reston location is no longer listed.

An employee for La Brea Dining Group, the parent company of the Jinya brand, told Reston Now that nothing has been finalized yet on the Reston Town Center location. The employee said she wasn’t sure why the Reston address was posted on the website, since the plans are still in the process.

When contacted by Reston Now, Jinya Ramen Bar said, “We are looking for better opportunities in that area!”

The chain has nearby locations in D.C. and Fairfax, Va.

Photo via Google Maps

  • Mlee

    Hmmm I wonder if it has to do with all the stores leaving RTC due to paid parking? Hmmmmmmmm

    • 30yearsinreston

      Of course not!
      BPX told us so

  • Why do you bother?

    The boycott is working!!!!

    • OneReally

      Finally! Something we agree on. 🙂

      So many businesses thriving once they left RTC. I love it. Spreads the businesses out around Reston. No need for a traffic gridlock at one location.

  • TRS

    Realize the Reston Town Center is gutted. The new Town Center is being slowly built at the Wiehle Metro. The wise entrepreneur will head there.

    • Jason Kay

      Parking there is also a mess. Biased towards Founding Farmers customers….

    • Walter Hadlock

      How about the growing list of eateries at the still under development Reston Town Center West? Granted parking is a bit tight. Also, just to the west of there is a another group of eateries.

      • Why do you bother?

        Join the RTC boycott, Walter. It’s working!

    • RTC West next door (Town Center Dr at Sunset Hills) might be a good spot. It’s under construction so traffic can be dicey but good selection of restaurants. Free parking as of now.

  • Chuck Morningwood

    Pho in the area (read: Herndon) could use some competition. A well-priced Ramen shop could be just the thing.

    Jinya, if you’re thinking about setting up shop in Reston, please look to some other location beside RTC if you want my business.

    • 30yearsinreston

      There are at least
      pho venues within a mile of RTC
      One @ sunset business park and the other at the ex-K Martcenter
      And they dont charge for parking or require a creepy app

      • Chuck Morningwood

        In my opinion, Pho 75 in the K-Mart Center is the best in the area. Sure, it looks like a dump, but the broth is clear and it’s not sweet from too much sugar. I recommend the No. 8.

        • Why do you bother?

          nice, but not germane to the discussion.

          • Chuck Morningwood

            Maybe not, but it sure did make me salivate.

  • Paul M

    Lake Anne Plaza welcomes you!

  • Chazz

    BP strikes out again it’s obvious to any retailer once they find out about the pay for parking, the amount of merchants that have left in the last 6 months and growing, the flat economic retail data and the amount of options around RTC like Plaza America , RTC west and Whelie Metro it’s no wonder that there are no new chains moving into RTC anytime soon. When Google leaves and other business leave due to parking then BP will reverse course, but by then it will be too late.

  • BXP Toxic

    running a successful business is a thrilling adventure and sometimes it pays off big. but not at RTC. running a business at RTC is like base jumping with three umbrellas and a prayer. no chances of survival

  • Paul McClung

    Maybe because of pay parking!?

  • Chris Scanlon

    While not the same as a true Ramen shop, Obi Shushi in RTC sells a few Ramen dishes that are simple but good.

    • Pamela G

      Obi Sushi in RTC closed…. or is closing.


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