Back in September a new sushi restaurant opened in Wichita and recently started something that I have rarely seen in Wichita. It's All You Can Eat Sushi!
It's a concept I've seen more on the coasts in cities like Washington D.C. and Orlando. The rarity for me is they've all been buffet style which sometimes makes you question how long they've been sitting out. My first experience with this was in Austin, TX. Years later I would find out the place closed down because of health violations. Kelly Clarkson was right when she said, "What doesn't kill you makes you stronger". My experiences in other cities like New York and DC were much more pleasant though.
Mizu Sushi now brings that concept to Wichita but let it be known, it's not buffet style. Everything is made as you order it so you can sleep well knowing it hasn't been sitting out all day.
2140 W 21st St
Wichita, KS 67203
Monday - Thursday 11am - 10pm
Friday - Saturday 11am - 10:30pm
Sunday Noon - 9:30pm
Cash/Card Accepted - WiFi Available
Before we talk about the food, let's get into the times and prices for the All You Can Eat because let's be real here, that's why you are reading this.
The All You Can Eat is offered for lunch Monday - Saturday from 11am - 3pm for $12.99. From 3pm - 10pm Monday - Saturday and on Sundays, it's $19.99. For kids ages 7-11, it is $8.99 and ages 3-6, it's $5.99. They have a special on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday where it is 2 people for $30.
The menu is not just limited to sushi, there's a variety of different appetizers, soups and rice & noodle dishes to choose from too. Here's a look at their dinner menu:
The moment I found out about this deal, I immediately contacted my family. I knew they would have no problem driving to the 21st and Amidon area to try it out.
The six of us all met for dinner and were ready to go. We all ordered something different at multiple times throughout the night. To say we got "Sushi Wasted" would be an understatement.
We ordered soups, dumplings, crab rangoon, many different rice dishes, and an unhealthy amount of sushi. The mercury was very real that evening.
Mizu Sushi limits you to two hours and if you don't finish what you order, they have the right to charge you for an unfinished dish. I've read some comments online about people being charged but for our group, this wasn't an issue. 1.) We don't waste food and 2.) We certainly don't waste sushi.
Here's some sample pics of what we ordered.
I was too busy gorging myself with sushi, I forgot to take note of the exact rolls that were ordered. But the ones that stick out were the Beach Spicy Roll (spicy tuna, salmon, crabmeat mixed with avocado), Alaska Roll (salmon, cucumber, avocado), Dragon Roll (crabmeat, cucumber topped with eel, avocado, and fish egg), Godzilla (fried oyster, eel topped with tuna, red snapper and avocado), Volcano Roll (tempura roll with tuna, crabmeat, cucumber), Spicy Rose Roll (spicy tuna, spicy salmon, honey wasabi sauce, and fish egg). There were plenty more we had but that's all I can recall.
We ended the meal with dessert which was also on the menu: fried ice cream!
By the end of the meal, everyone was done for and ready to go home knowing full well they would be hungry again in about ten minutes because that's what sushi does to you.
The sushi isn't exactly the nicest and highest quality you'll find in town. I think anybody going to an All You Can Eat Sushi place should know that but you definitely get your money's worth. None of it was bad by any means and everybody enjoyed their dinner. Each person was able to get something they haven't had before. It's a great concept with larger groups so you get little bits of everything.
If you have kids, there are also kid options besides rice and noodles dishes such as chicken nuggets, corn dogs and french fries. When I was a kid, my mother would have scoffed at me ordering any of those items and forced me to try something different.
I had some friends concerned about the area of town but don't. It's fine. If it's one thing about Wichita, I'm never worried about the location of a restaurant. I'll try anything at least once. For sushi lovers, this is right up your alley and worth at least one stop to see if you like it.
....now I'm getting hungry again.
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