Top 10 Most Exciting Restaurants Coming in 2022

If it’s one thing you can count on in Wichita, it’s a restaurant opening multiple times a month. There’s a lot coming to town in 2022 and I wanted to cover some of the exciting additions to our restaurant scene.

Here’s a short snippet about the restaurants, where they are located and expected opening date.

First Mile

2141 N. Bradley Fair Parkway
Coming to Bradley Fair is a new breakfast, lunch and dinner restaurant that uses fresh, locally sourced ingredients. They will be opening on Monday, Jan. 17. Follow them on Facebook.


7703 E. Douglas
We’ve been talking about this one for a bit. They will be offering unique small plates paired with inventive cocktails in a classy ambience. Doma is located in the former Carlos O’Kelly space outside Towne East Square. They’re expected opening date is the last week of January, with a grand opening in February. Follow them on Facebook.


2130 N. Tyler
The boba and dessert shop has their original location at 550 N. Rock Road. Westsiders have been awaiting a boba shop to open out west. It looks like their wish will come true towards the end of January. Follow them on Facebook.

Feng Cha

8007 E. Kellogg
Mark my word, boba will be the big thing of 2022. Headed to Eastgate Plaza in February will be the chain that sells boba, cakes and more desserts. Follow them on Facebook.

Station 8

1100 E. 3rd St.
Anybody remember Jet Bar-B-Q in the old firehouse? Well, a new BBQ spot by the name of Station 8 is coming next month. They held a fundraiser pop-up last year that gave people a sneak peek into their food. It was a tasty one that left me wanting more.

Paris Baguette

9780 E. 21st St.
The northeast side of town will be getting a French-inspired pastry shop this spring. Check out their website.

Hook & Reel Cajun Seafood Restaurant

353 S. Rock Road
Seafood boils are coming to the former Logan’s Roadhouse space outside of Towne East Square. Hook & Reel is part of a chain that will bring more seafood to Wichita. I’m being told an April opening is what to expect. Check out their website.

Barrel Boys BBQ

2202 W 13th St.
One of my favorite food trucks is graduating to the brick & mortar world. The competitive-style BBQ will join the ranks of sit-down dining and take diners to “Tender Town” this spring. Follow them on Facebook.

Walk-On Sports Bistreaux

2661 N. Maize Road
The sports bar and restaurant with Cajun flare is headed to the former Granite City space in northwest Wichita. I’m told a late spring to summer opening. Check out their website.

FioRito Ristorante

Location Unannounced
If you’ve ever eaten at places like Napoli, YaYa’s, or Taco Locale, chances are you’ve enjoyed some of the food put out by the Rickard brothers. They are now planning to open a restaurant together, focused on contemporary Italian food. I haven’t been given any timeline for an opening.  Follow them on Facebook.

Happy Dining,

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