Wichita is home to many good eats. It’s a fact that can largely be forgotten but we are blessed to have a tremendous amount of restaurants to choose from. Navigating through the sheer number of them can be tough and places like this blog, the media, various social media groups and review websites can help with that.
I tend to think I keep a pretty good pulse on all the information is out there. I pay attention to everything that’s being written, all the great reviews being handed out, the awards and accolades places receive and more. So, I wanted to put together a list of Wichita’s Underrated and Overlooked Restaurants.
These are restaurants that have been in town for a while and are often forgotten and not included in many restaurants discussions. I hope this guide can help you find more delicious gems out there in the community.
Bento Cafe – 550 N. Ridge Road
Home of the sushi burrito. I’ve written about them a few times but in case you missed those blogs, here’s a reminder that this quick service sushi restaurant is not one to be overlooked.
Kimchi Korean Restaurant – 2929 N. Rock Road
When it comes to Korean restaurants in Wichita, don’t forget about Kimchi who is tucked away in a strip center at 29th and Rock. It’s run by one of the sweetest ladies you’ll find in the local food scene.
Mi Lindo Michoacan Mexican Restaurant – 2120 N. Broadway
One of my top ten tacos in town. They don’t rely on dollar taco specials, a kick ass social media game, or even the use of credit card machines. It’s just a simple mom-and-pop shop that takes cash only while serving out amazing Mexican food.
New Paradise Biryani Pointe – 1648 S. Rock Road
So many of Wichita’s great Indian food is located in north Wichita so it could be easy to forget about the small Indian restaurant in South Wichita. They do it just as good as their counterparts at the other end of town.
Berneal’s Carry-Out – 2403 E. 13th St.
How can you go wrong with 99-cent burgers? Just be ready to order when you go in!
3 Amigos – 2317 N. Arkansas
Speaking of hamburgers, you have to check out the hamburguesas and tacos from 3 Amigos. They offer the best of both worlds under one roof.
College Hill Deli & Catering – 3407 E. Douglas
Lots of Mediterranean food that’s worth checking out in town. You definitely hear about the uber popular places like N&J Cafe, Bella Luna, Cafe Maurice and more… all of which are fantastic in their own right. But if you haven’t been to College Hill Deli before, do yourself a huge favor and add it to your list.
A&J’s Music Room – 1602 S. Meridian
Many people might mistake them for just being a bar or a place to sing karaoke. They crank out hundreds of fried tacos a week and also have some stellar food specials and limited time creations such as a newly released weekend breakfast menu.
Ah-So Oriental Restaurant – 855 S. Oliver
One of my favorite Chinese restaurants in town. If you need a break from the fast casual Chinese places in town, slow it down, grab a seat and enjoy a fantastic meal at Ah-So.
How many of these have you been to? Drop us your number in the comments below!