Miya Ramen Bistro held a soft opening May 15 at 4535 Kingwood Drive, Ste. 100, Kingwood.

Co-owner and Kingwood resident Jia Tao said she wanted to open Miya Ramen Bistro—named after her granddaughter—because there are not many ramen restaurants in the area.

“My kids were always telling me, ‘Mom, we do not want to drive to downtown to Chinatown to eat ramen,” she said. “In Kingwood, ... we’re missing a place for ramen.”

While the restaurant was ready to open in March, Tao said she delayed opening due to restaurant restrictions from the coronavirus pandemic.

The restaurant serves a variety of Japanese-style dishes, including bento boxes, ramen and poke bowls. The eatery also serves sake, wine and beer, and it will add boba tea to the menu in the future, Tao said. 832-777-1973. www.miyaramenbistro.com