When it comes to Chinese food, there’s always a debate of what’s good out there. One of our favorite little spots just happens to be located over on West Central. They have quite the following (and stiff drinks). It’s Magic Wok Restaurant & Club. Don’t confuse Magic Wok with other Wok-named Chinese restaurant competitors like Wok Hey or Master Wok or any other future planned restaurants.
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
When they call it Magic Wok Restaurant & Club, they mean it. They have a full bar on site and don’t mess around. We ran into some friends there and decided to sit together for some dinner and drinks.
My friend ordered a Long Island Iced Tea. I fell for the peer pressure and ordered one too. And if you’re asking, yes, I would jump off a bridge if he did as well. Somebody has to go after him.
This was the first time I’ve had an L.I.T. in probably 15 years. I think the last time I had one was at Heroes in my twenties. They were much cheaper back then and not as stiff. WOW! I finally grew some hair on my chest after this drink.
My friends started off with the appetizer sampler or what most people would know as the pu pu platter. It had an assortment of different apps like egg rolls, mandu, fried shrimp, etc and was accompanied by a small hibachi grill. It was a great visual for the kids; they loved it.
For starters, some of us at the table had hot & sour soup and the house salad with ginger dressing. For $3.75, the soup came in big ol’ bowl that was the best value I’ve seen for that soup anywhere in town. It definitely was different from other establishments. It was lighter in color and more on the sour side. It still had a minor kick to it but you could get more of the sour taste to it. I was so worried I wouldn’t be hungry later so I didn’t even finish it; there was so much soup!
For our dinner, everybody ordered a little something different. There was some lo mein, kung pao shrimp, sweet and sour chicken, fried rice, and more. Here’s a small sampling of what we had at the table.
The pictures don’t do it justice, it really was a ton of food.
Everybody loved their meals; there wasn’t a complaint to be had. Personally, I had the kung pao shrimp and loved the plump pieces of shrimp in it. It wasn’t like some other Chinese restaurants I’ve been to where the shrimp was tiny and sometimes hard to find. There was certainly no playing “Where’s Waldo” with the shrimp, every spoonful seemed to have plenty in it.
Otherwise, we all feasted like kings and queens that evening.
When it comes to Chinese food, the food and the service has always been top-notch. They have always taken good care of us and that’s a big reason we keep coming back for more…. well and the food too.
Lastly, I’d like to give a shout out to my dear friends Taylor and Collin. Thanks for joining me on this blog. You kids rock!
Here is Magic Wok’s lunch and dinner menu:
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