I was craving Chinese one day and remember passing by a Great Wall on East Pawnee. Their sign said it was Chinese cuisine and sushi. I’m always down for sushi. Thinking it was different from all the other Great Walls around town, I decided to swing on by. Upon arrival, I found out that the restaurant has not sold sushi for quite some time despite the name on the front. Thus, this was essentially like every Great Wall. Regardless, I made an order and prepared myself for another review.
407 E Pawnee St Suite 101
Wichita, KS 67211
Monday – Thursday: 11am – 9:30pm
Friday – Saturday: 11am – 10pm
Sunday: 12pm – 9:30pm
The menu was an exact replica of nearly every quick-service Chinese restaurant in town. It’s trifold, the font is the same, picture adorn the top of one side, and the titles and sections are essentially identical.
The kids wanted the fried rice so I went with that along with their pepper steak lunch special. Feeling some soup, I ordered the wonton and eggdrop soup.
To save time and my fingers from having to type even more, let’s give you the reader’s digest version. Everything was beyond bland. Their trademark atomic yellow fried rice really had no flavor to it. The kids took a few bites and were ready to let it all go to waste. All the soy sauce in the world couldn’t have helped the cause. The wonton eggdrop soup wasn’t much better. Typically eggdrop soup isn’t a real flavorful soup so that was to be expected.
The beef pepper lunch special was cheap but the dish should actually be called onion lunch with some beef and peppers. Onions were the primary ingredient in the meal and all you could really taste. The one saving grace of the meal I’m told was the crab rangoon but it wasn’t good enough to warrant a return visit.
Is Great Wall Restaurant a great restaurant? I vote no.
Here’s their menu:
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