Paying homage to a longtime Wichita restaurant before it closes: Magic Wok

Magic Wok

To make it 40 years in the Wichita restaurant scene is an impressive feat. That’s just what Magic Wok has been able to do. Since their inception, they’ve seen many Chinese restaurants pop up. But through all of that, they’ve still become a staple for many people looking for a sit-down restaurant to enjoy some of the classics.

With news of their tentative closing taking place later this year, I wanted to grab some people and drop in for a group dinner as well as give our kids a chance to say that they too had a chance to eat at the restaurant.

9504 W Central Ave, Wichita, KS 67212

Tuesday – Thursday: 11am – 2pm; 5pm – 9:30pm
Friday: 11am – 2pm; 5pm – 10pm
Saturday: 5pm – 10pm
Sunday: 11am – 2pm
Closed on Monday

Cash/Card Accepted

According to signage, they go by Magic Wok Restaurant & Club. If you are up to the challenge, order some drinks from their full on-site bar. Our recommendations, try a Long Island Iced Tea or get some sake to enjoy with some friends. Please note, you have to be 21. Our kids stuck with water and juice.

Every time, we have stopped by Magic Wok, appetizers, salads and soups were a must. On our evening, we had an assortment of all of that: egg drop soup, salad with ginger dressing, kimchi, egg rolls, crab rangoon, and more. Their ginger dressing alone is worthy of ordering as a soup.

For our dinner, we had seven different entrees. I didn’t get an opportunity to find out what everybody ordered or exactly what they had. The kids were a little crazy at times, but I did manage to snap some pictures.

I had the scallops and they were delicious. To be honest, I intended to eat very light that night, but fortunately was talked into ordering them. They were buttery and nearly melted the moment I put it on my tongue. We ate most of our meals family style and shared bits and pieces with everyone. My daughter was so generous, she shared tons of her food with her clothes. We all dined like kings and queens and thoroughly loved the food.

Something I don’t touch upon often is value. I feel it’s such a polarizing issues because what one finds valuable another could find expensive or inexpensive given their financial situation. For what it’s worth, the ten of us had a range of drinks, salads, soups, appetizers and entrees and the total bill for our three families was $160.

Also, big shout out to our server Michelle who did a wonderful job that particular evening taking care of us.

Here is Magic Wok’s lunch and dinner menu:

Happy Dining,

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