Roughly a year ago, Miya Izakaya opened to the public in the former Chalet space at 3030 N. Penstemon. The Japanese and Korean restaurant specialized in sushi and Korean-style fried chicken. Since the opening, they’ve made changes, including signage, longer hours, new menu items, and even karaoke! For this review, I stopped by for the food, even though I’m not opposed to some good karaoke.
3030 N Penstemon St., Wichita, KS 67226
Open Daily: 11am – 2am
The intimate and private booths were unchanged, and orders were still accessible from the tablet at each table. It was a very simple process to order.
Our order consisted of French fries for our youngest and then an angry dragon roll, fried chicken and sushi combo A.
The fries came out first. Our daughter (and her parents aka us) went to down on them. They were lightly seasoned, crispy and just fried right.
Soon after, the rest of our order came out. It was definitely more than the two of us needed, but bloggers tend to overorder.
We started with the angry dragon roll. I’m uncertain if my heat tolerance has dropped over the years, but this was probably the spiciest roll we’ve ever had. I’m not even sure if it was intended to be overly spicy, but it was. Megan could only handle a couple of pieces, but I ate as much as I could. It was topped with some sort of sauce and sriracha, but it definitely brought the heat. The sushi combo A was a mix of different rolls. Of course, my favorite was the one that featured more fish.
And then, the highlight of my meal was the Korean-fried chicken. It’s something you have to get on every visit. What makes it special is the preparation is different, giving it an even crispier exterior than what most are accustomed to, while maintaining that juicy interior.
We were only one of two tables in over lunch on a Friday. On the bright side, we had our server’s attention and he did a fantastic job all throughout lunch. It’s one of those places I wish I made it out too more, and hope others can try at least once. I’ve enjoyed their changes and hope to be back for karaoke soon.
They don’t have a printed menu, but you can view pictures of it here.
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