On Tuesday, August 6th, the doors officially open for Crafted. It’ll be in the new strip center located at 21st & Webb that’s in front of Opti-Life and just east of Andy’s Frozen Custard. It’s a spin-off concept of PokeMix Hawaiian Fusion located at 8918 W 21st St that has been open since 2017.
The new restaurant will be a complete coffee house with espresso drinks, frappes, smoothies, teas, cold brews, drip coffee and more. They’ll also have poke.
If you’re familiar with PokeMix, they’ll have the exact same set up there where you can order a bowl of poke in a Chipotle-like fashion. For those unfamiliar with poke, it is a Hawaiian cuisine served with raw fish and most popular in salad type bowls.
If raw fish isn’t your thing then they’ll have also some breakfast sandwiches and regular non-fish sandwich items and avocado toast. And for the dessert fans, they’ll have mochi ice cream, cheesecake, tiramisu, and more.
9730 E 21st St
Wichita, KS 67206
Open Daily from 6:30am – 9pm
(Opening Day, August 6th they will open from 11am – 9pm)
For the sake of transparency and keeping things honest, I should provide a disclosure that a family member is a one of the owners of Crafted. A family member recently bought into PokeMix and wanted to help in opening an east side location. I often get asked if I’m ever related to many different restaurant owners because I write about them often and/or it’s an Asian restaurant as if all Asians are related. Nope, this is my first major ‘conflict of interest’ so to speak.
So instead of giving a full opinionated review whether you may or may not believe is true or genuine, I figured it’d be best to just show you what to expect and let you form your own opinion.
There’s plenty of room at Crafted including couches, high and low top tables, tons of plug-ins for devices, tables for games to kill the time and seating to relax.
If you’ve been to PokeMix, this is probably familiar to you. You pick your proteins, your ingredients and sauce to mix it with and then your toppings.
Once done, you get your bowl of poke!
For the beverage side, they have a plethora of different options to choose from. If you’re looking for a suggestion, I’d highly recommend one of their smoothies.
They also have a dole whip machine which creates a dairy-free, fruit soft serve. You can get it with flavors like pineapple and mango. The machine wasn’t up for the soft-opening but I might know a guy who can get some pictures for me.
And as mentioned earlier, they will have breakfast and lunch sandwiches if poke or coffee isn’t your thing.
I was a big PokeMix fan long before family got into the business and nothings changed….obviously. There may be some bias but I’m confident the service will be great. They’ve been working hard to get this open for the public. I don’t ask much from the readers but give them a try and see what you think. Good or bad, feel free to let me know.
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