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Jinya Ramen Bar, Yaki Snack Attack, Gray's Public House and More Certified Open

This week's restaurant and bars openings in Houston.

Gray's Public House
Gray's Public House
Jakeisha Wilmore

1.) Jinya Ramen Bar - Ramen enthusiasts in Houston have better ramen options than ever. At this Webster restaurant, the options are limitless. The first Houston area outpost of the Southern California-based chain opened October 1. Ten ramen recipes are on the menu including the classic Tonkostu ramen with pork broth. Diners can also customize their ramen too by choosing their broth (beef, pork or vegetable), noodles(thick or thin), and over 15 toppings. 18299 Egret Bay Blvd, 281-549-6609.

Yaki Snack Attack -  From pop-up dinners to a full fledged food truck, Yaki Snack Attack has been serving its Japanese cuisine since October 7. The mobile kitchen churns out a fusion of Asian-inspired weekly. On the rotating menu from week to week, ebi burger with shrimp and spam and pickled sprouts and pork belly buns. Place an order, then set your inner-kid free while playing old school arcade video game installed within the truck. Location varies (follow on Facebook for updates).

Pho Zen - Several setbacks and a year later, steaming bowls of pho are finally being served at this family-run Westchase restaurant. The menu is simple but it's the Vietnamese restaurant's specialty --pho-- that has drawn diners in since its opening in early October. Flavorful broths with substantial amounts of meat (choose from chicken, beef, meatball and more) are less than $7 a bowl. 2674 S Gessner Rd, 832-834 5958.

Kitchen 713 - Tucked away in the East End, you'll find this gem that opened October 7. With a heavy emphasis on Southern cuisine, dishes not to be missed are: preserved greens, shrimp and grits and cornbread pudding. One downside, no alcoholic beverages. Due to a lease restriction, alcohol is prohibited from being served and consumed. 4515 Canal St, 713-239-2498.

5.) Gray's Public House
- Former The Good Life Midtown Bar and Kitchen has been transformed into a canned craft beer mecca. The Midtown gastropub opened October 9, serving beers on tap as well. Burgers rules the menu but the over-the-top 'everything fries' with chili, cheese, sour cream and a fried egg may be a strong contender. Two patios and big screen televisions makes this a go-to sports watching destination.
510 Gray St, Ste D, 832-649-7718.

Hearsay on the Green - Hearsay Gastropub opened a second location October 16. Located within Downtown's Embassy Suites Hotel, visually similar to its sister restaurant. New American fare is on the menu.

Davis St at Hermann Park - Located inside the Mosaic hi-rises , resides this New American restaurant with Culinary Institute LeNotre grad, and executive chef, Javani King at the helm. Maple glazed duck and pan seared lamp chop are among the dishes served . Doors opened  October 16. 5925 Almeda Rd, Ste A, 713-471-2371.

Don't forget to check out Paul's Kitchen, The Bird House, BCN Taste & Tradition, Bistro Menil and other recently opened restaurants in Eater Houston's Hottest Restaurants in October map.

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Gray's Public House

510 Gray St, Houston, TX 77002 (832) 649-7718

Pho Zen

2670 S Gessner Rd, Houston, TX 77063 (832) 834-5958

Jinya Ramen Bar

18299 South Egret Bay Blvd., Webster, TX 77058 (281) 549-6609 Visit Website

Hearsay on the Green

1515 Dallas St, Houston, TX 77010 (281) 377-3362 Visit Website

Davis St at Hermann Park

5925 Almeda Rd, Ste A, Houston, TX 77004 (713) 471-2371 Visit Website