Wichita's Sushi Spots
You may not think of sushi when you think of the Midwest. Don’t think that just because you are hundreds of miles from a body of water, that it is impossible to get good sushi. There are great options out there! As you already probably know, eating sushi can be pricey, but if you’re looking for the most exciting options available without a passport, here are some of the best contenders in Wichita.
Tokyo Japanese Cuisine
Located on West Street, Tokyo Japanese Cuisine opened in 2015. Since sushi isn’t a Kansas staple, the owner wants to encourage his patrons to try it by enticing them with a permanent promotion on Mondays, Tuesdays and Sundays. This generous special will allow you to try a menu of over 50 sushi items for up to 50 percent off. Try their California rolls, avocado rolls or tempura rolls, or go all out with their specialty rolls. In addition to sushi, they also have hibachi dinners, soups, salads and bento boxes.
Wasabi brings Wichita fresh and high quality Japanese food for a great price. Whether you’re wanting to try something new, or already have a love for seafood, you’ll quickly see why Wasabi is a Wichita favorite. Their talented and dedicated sushi chefs offer an innovative selection and presentation. In addition to a solid sushi selection, they also offer a wide variety of kitchen items serving you the best Japan can offer. With such a wide variety you are sure to find something for everyone in your group!
Blue Fin Sake Bar & Sushi
Located in the heart of Wichita’s historic Old Town, at the corner of Washington and 2nd street, Blue Fin Sake Bar & Sushi just opened in April. They’ve hired experienced sushi chefs from New York City to make the perfect sushi concoctions. Their large menu features fresh sushi, soups, salads, noodles, and dishes like hibachi combos, chicken or pork katsu, and tempura. The restaurant has a bar featuring sake, wine, and cocktails, and they stay open until midnight on Friday and Saturday for your late night cravings.
Ninza Sushi Bar
A family friendly establishment located at 13th and Tyler, Ninza Sushi bar has high ratings. All of their sushi chefs are from Los Angeles, and their head chef has over ten years of experience. If you have a wild hair to try something different, you’ll definitely want to order the tako salad which is a pickled octopus salad. I haven’t had the gall to try it yet, but I hear it’s amazing. If you want to keep it simple, you’ll enjoy their extensive menu with soups and salads, classic and special sashimi, fresh rolls, baked rolls, classic rolls and more.
Sakura Japanese Cuisine
Conveniently located in Delano, Sakura Japanese Cuisine has a mellow environment with yellow walls, plants, and Japanese-inspired decor. In addition to sushi, soups and salads, they also serve ramen dishes and rice bowls. There are 12 ramen dishes to choose from with three different types of meat: shredded chicken, pork belly or pork tender. There are also vegetarian options. Other ingredients in their ramen dishes include cabbage, fungus, carrots, corn, boiled eggs and bone broth.
Only open for dinner, Kanai Sushi has a commitment to excellence and freshness. Chef Kanai has fresh fish delivered from Los Angeles and other coastal cities like Tokyo to get the best quality to create his unique Wa Shoku (authentic food of Japan) dishes. Chef Kanai has worked as a head sushi chef in Los Angeles for over 10 years and traveled extensively to establish his skills and knowledge to become a master sushi chef. In addition to sushi, they also have veggie options, soups and salads, finger foods to savor with your sake, desserts and a great drink list with sake, wine, beer and cocktails.
Located in Old Town, Hana Cafe is a casual restaurant and bar offering an array of Korean and Japanese specialties. In addition to sushi, they also serve Korean bibimbap bowls with various ingredients, Japanese tonkatsu, which consists of a breaded, deep-fried pork cutlet, bulgogi, which is traditional Korean steak, and yakisoba, or Japanese stir fry.
SUMO by Nambara
Known for their hibachi-style cooking, Sumo is a great place for the whole family. They were the first local restaurant to combine hibachi and sushi, creating two distinctly different dining experiences. They serve maki sushi, which is a roll, nigiri sushi, which is a ball of rice with a piece of fish on top, and sashimi, which generally stands alone. They also have a wide variety of chicken, beef or tofu entrees, salads, rice and more.
Mizu Sushi, located near 21st and Amidon, offers both Asian cuisine and sushi. They have fried rice, teriyaki, tempura, yakisoba (Japanese stir fry with thin noodles), yaki udon (Japanese stir fry with thick noodles), soups and salads, a kids’ menu and more. Their sushi menu features classic rolls, the chef’s special rolls and salmon, tuna, and red snapper, to name a few. If you dine between 11 to 3 p.m. on Mondays through Saturdays, they offer an all-you-can-eat deal for $12.99 a person. The servers will continue to bring you food for as long as two hours!