First Look at the La Cajun Seafood and Chicken

La Cajun Seafood and Chicken

A restaurant recently opened last month in the former Da Cajun Shak space called LA Cajun Seafood & Chicken.

According to the Facebook page, they are pleased to bring a little bit of Da Bayou to you.

6249 E 21st St. N, Wichita, KS 67208

Tuesday – Sunday: 11am – 9:30pm
Closed on Monday

Cash/Card Accepted

I stopped by with a couple of other food bloggers to order a spread of the menu and get some thoughts on this new eatery in town.

Here’s a rundown of everything we ordered at LA Cajun Seafood & Chicken:

Gumbo and Étouffée

Shrimp chow mein

Gator balls and fried shrimp

Fried catfish and collard greens

Alright, I sat on this review for over a week because I was very back and forth on how I felt about the place. After multiple agonizing nights of trying to decide what I wanted to say, I have to let out my real honest feelings.

I didn’t like LA Cajun Seafood & Chicken. There wasn’t a dish that really stuck out to me or wowed me.

The gumbo was overly greasy and while the flavor was decent, I just couldn’t get over that every spoonful was basically grease. And the étouffée was really off for not just myself, but the rest of the group. I couldn’t pinpoint the flavor, but it was very thick in consistency and nothing like any étouffée I’ve ever had.

I feel like the chow mein was a little bland. While it never bothers me when a niche genre restaurant goes off the wall and steps out of their lane, I have to be honest. Chinese food at a Cajun restaurant was out of left field for me. Had they made it with its own little Cajun take, I would have been interested.

The gator balls had a nice little zesty flavor to them. It was probably the one dish that I’d rank the best of the day.

And then there was the catfish and collard greens. Sigh… I really should just stop the verbal beating on LA Cajun right here.

What upset me the most was I wanted to really like this place simply because our server was phenomenal. Her name was Robyn (maybe spelled Robin, I dunno). She was bubbly and full of personality. Robyn was literally the biggest bright spot of my visit to LA Cajun Seafood & Chicken.

The others that were with me, I think, were a little more positive on LA Cajun Seafood & Chicken. So please check it out for yourself and form your opinion on whether you agree or disagree.

Here’s the menu:

Happy Dining,

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