List of Wichita restaurants that opened in 2022

First Mile Cantine opened in downtown Wichita in June.

First Mile Cantine opened in downtown Wichita in June.

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Although the second half of 2022 will be full of restaurant openings, the first six months of the year have also been crowded.

Here is a list of some of the new restaurants Wichita has added since the start of the calendar in 2022. Some of them are brand new. Some of them are new sites for growing local chains. Others have just moved on to newer and better digs.

viola store, 156 N. Cleveland: This month only owner Christina Grabo added a breakfast and lunch service as well as an Italian market for fresh pasta business in the Cleveland Corner. Diners can have coffee, Italian breakfast pastries, sandwiches and pasta dishes for breakfast and lunch. It is open from Wednesday to Sunday.

Carnitas San Juan2247 N. Broadway: This restaurant opened next door to Connie’s Mexico Cafe that specializes in carnitas and offers a menu that includes tacos, tortillas, chechirons, and more.

Dutch Brothers, 2860 N. Maize Road: This Oregon-based coffee shop chain only added its first Wichita Café in early July, and if you’re in line now, you could be at the front of the line next to August. The store, which pursues the cult of innovative coffee, tea and energy drinks, has seen crazy long queues stretching down Maize Road.

Sunflour & Collective Café6120 W. Central: This vegan and gluten-free café opened in late June in a setting that once housed a tanning salon. It includes coffee, boba tea, breakfast items, pizza and sandwiches as well as homemade jewelry, soap, food, and more. It also features a new vegan soft serve ice cream company called Soft Swerve Creamery.

vegan in puppy320 S Market. They also offer indoor and outdoor seating.

First Mile Canteen, 320 N. Market: The owners of First Mile Kitchen at the Bradley Gallery in June added a second restaurant, this one on the ground floor of Fidelity Bank’s new RISE parking lot. Open from early morning until early evening, serving coffee, pastries, breakfast items, sandwiches and burgers, it also has a full bar as well as a fast food section and a small grocery area with fresh produce, beer and wine. the bottle.

White Crow Cider Company, 1236 AH. Waterman: June saw the much-anticipated opening of the White Crow Cider Company’s new tap room and brewing facility. The business, which is owned by Denise and Kenneth Gardner, serves hard cider by glass, and food vendors and trucks prepare there at some point, too.

Aroma Coffeehouse7348 W. 21st St., Unit 110: This new coffee shop is a non-profit service by Ridgepoint Church that welcomes anyone. It offers a relaxing environment and a menu of espresso drinks, Italian soft drinks, lemonade, hot chocolate and pastries.

FioRito Ristorante opened near Douglas and Hillside in May. Dennis Neal wichita eagle

Fiorito Restaurant, 3134 E. The restaurant has since gained fans for its homemade pasta, house-made cocktails, and more at lunch and dinner. The restaurant also has a large, covered outdoor patio.

Magnolia Café, 2424 n. Woodlawn: Naples owner Jeremy Wade opened his upscale Southern-style breakfast, brunch, and brunch restaurant in May inside the former Sweet Basil/Fred & Barney. It features dishes like shrimp and grits, pork belly stuffing and more.

SmokeHouse ICT, 2800 AH. Central: Kiko is closed, and food truck driver Chris Morgan took over the venue in May to serve up barbecue items like pulled pork, smoked sausage, smoked chicken, brisket, and house-made sides.

Tamales & Monchis GTO, 1920 W. 21st St: This restaurant opened in May in the space that Uno Mas vacated when it moved across the street. It serves sweet and savory tamales, micheladas, and other Mexican dishes.

Hook ‘N Real Cajun Seafood Restaurant353 S. Rock Road: This restaurant, part of a Maryland-based chain, has taken over an old Logan Roadhouse just outside Towne East Square and opened in early May to serve up seafood boils made for sharing and filled with things like snowy crab legs, mussels, shrimp, and crawfish. .

Argentine empanadas1113 E. Douglas: Carolina Brandan and her husband, Chad Freeman, expanded their pick-up-only business in Empanada in April, and are now serving Argentinean pasties outside of the Angkor Meat Market.

Big Arbor4311 W. Central: This restaurant specializing in home-cooked burgers opened in April in the former Tarragon space and has since added occasional live music.

Shea Soul KitchenTowne West Square Food Court: Cheyenn Bullock opened her vegan restaurant inside the mostly vacant Towne West Food Court in April, and it’s been a hit. It gets a lot of business and sells it a lot.

China Town327 N. Hillside: After Fuji closes near Central and Hillside, China Town’s quick-service Chinese restaurant took over in April.

Nelson Kitchen6829 E. Kellogg: A new carry-on-only restaurant serving wings, fried fish, Philly cheesecake sandwiches and more opened at Sal’s Japanese Steakhouse in March.

Mokas Cafe, 143 N. McLean Blvd: This coffee shop chain added its first Wichita store in late February south of the Advanced Learning Library and across McLean from River Vista Apartments. Serves coffee drinks as well as breakfast and lunch.

8 BBQ station, 1100 AH. 3rd Street: In late February, Chef Alex Eftekhar finally opened his long-planned grill restaurant in the old fire station that once housed Jet Bar-BQ, and he’s been steadily attracting customers ever since. It is only open from 11am to 2pm from Wednesday to Saturday.

Side Lines Sports Bar & Grill, 1400 E. 1st Street: Former Northwest High School football star Jeran Trotter added this family-friendly sports bar in the former Club Boomerang space in February. It features plenty of sports memorabilia and food items such as wings, specialty burgers, catfish, grilled chicken, and salads.

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Famous Bubba Feng Cha store opened in Wichita in February. Dennis Neal wichita eagle

feng cha, 8007 E. Kellogg: Early February saw the addition of the new Bubba Tea and Confectionery store, part of a chain that began in China, which has been subject to much criticism ever since. The shop has bright and inviting seating, a large list of boba tea drinks, several cakes and the famous “dirty boba” – a creme brulee flavored drink topped with cheese foam and set on fire before being served.

always, 7703 E. The square that once held Carlos Ukes. It has since added brunch and a new outdoor patio.

Duma near Towne East Square was one of the first new restaurants to open in Wichita in 2022.

First Mile Kitchen, 2141 N. Bradley Fair Parkway: Husband and wife Nick Korbee and Amanda Luginbill opened their first Wichita restaurant in January in the former Good Egg space of Bradley Fair with a menu inspired by local, grown, and Kansas-grown foods. During the first six months of operation, the restaurant received a visit from Harrison Ford.

Joy T11414 E. Central: This new Bubba store opened in the former Church & Burn East store in February serving milk tea, fruit tea, smoothies, and blended teas.


Taco TJ 6643526 N. Rock Road: On Thursday, this popular West Side Mexican eatery opened an East Side spot in the former Emperor’s Japanese Grill space near 37 and Rock.

red robin7355 W. Taft: The Red Robin chain added a long-awaited restaurant on the West Side in June — 17 years after it opened on the Wichita Waterfront.

hibachi boy3010 E. Central: The first franchise location for Hibachi Boy’s Restaurant, a Japanese quick-service restaurant that also has locations at 2243 N. Tyler Road and 1220 N. Rock Road in Derby, opened in June in the former Bocco Deli space.

Freddy2021 N. Amidon: Freddy’s chain added this restaurant—which has no drive-through but has a prominent custard display in front—in April.

Check n Max5510 E. Central: Wichita’s fourth Chick N Max restaurant took over the old Wendy building near Central and Edgemoor in early March.

sweet bob2130 N. Tyler: Wichita’s Sweetpop’s boba second opened store on the West Side in March.

Dunkin3134 N. Maize Road: Wichita Dunkin franchisee Dan Day opened his seventh local restaurant in a location in front of Sam’s Club on 29th North and Maize Road in March.

Noodles and Co.3807 N. Maize Road: The Noodles & Company chain in March added a restaurant on the west side, this one with a small window.

Express Lalo2110 N. Maize Road: This long-running, quick-service Mexican eatery in South Seneca added a spot on the West Side in February.


Caesar’s table151 N. Main: Sam Kuns, a six-year-old who opened his Caesar’s Table restaurant at 125 N. Market, moved the street business into the café space at Meritrust Credit Union headquarters in June.

La Isla201 E. 21st Street: This Mexican seafood restaurant, which José Gandara and his wife, Juliana, first opened in 1935 on Broadway in 2015, moved in June to the center of the old New Market strip on the southwest corner of 21 and Broadway.

Las Delicias, 1052 in Waco: In March, Saccoro Garcia completed the relocation of its Mexican snack shop from 359 W. 21st St. To more space in the same strip center as Molino’s Mexican Cuisine and Juarez Bakery. It serves fruit water, elote, Mexican ice cream, Mexican chips with toppings, and ceviche.

Uno Mas1735 West 21st Street: In March, Abel Rodriguez, who has three Uno Mas Fresh Mex restaurants, moved his restaurant at 21st and Amidon across the street to the end cap of the Twin Lakes Strip Center allowing him to get in-car purchases.

Azul 21 Mexican Restaurant2119 W. 21st St.: In March, this Mexican restaurant—which has been in business at 2959 S. Hillside since 2001—moved into its vacant Angela Café space.

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Denise Neil has covered restaurants and entertainment since 1997. The Eat With Denise Facebook page is the place for diners to get information on local restaurants. She’s a regular judge at local food competitions and talks to groups all over Wichita about eating.

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