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Several restaurants open on Christmas

  • The Wichita Eagle
  • Published Friday, Dec. 13, 2013, at 7:34 a.m.
  • Updated Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013, at 12:12 p.m.


Thanksgiving was late, which means Christmas is rushed.

But you don’t have to be rushed deciding where to eat on Dec. 25. Though most of the city will be closed for the holiday, several Wichita restaurants, bars and coffee shops are planning to be open.

Following is this year’s list of restaurants open, which includes the usual assortment of Asian eateries plus a few buffets, fancy restaurants and family dining spots.

Did we miss anyone that should be included? There’s still time to lengthen the list. Call 316-268-6327 or e-mail dneil@wichitaeagle.com to make suggestions.


Harvest Kitchen/Bar, inside the Hyatt Regency, 400 W. Waterman, 316-613-6300: Open 6 a.m.-10 p.m. Dinner served 5:30-10 p.m. Reservations recommended.

Siena Tuscan Steakhouse, inside the Ambassador Hotel, 104 S. Broadway, 316-440-5300: Open 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Bar open until 11 p.m. Reservations accepted.

Woodfire Grille, inside the Kansas Star Casino, 777 Kansas Star Drive, Mulvane, 316-719-5000: Dinner served 5-9 p.m. Reservations recommended.

Zaytun, 2020 N. Woodlawn, 316-613-2474: The Middle Eastern restaurant will offer a buffet from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Christmas Day. It’s $12.95 for adults, $10.95 for ages 62 and up, $7.95 for ages 5 to 10, free for children 4 and under.


If you don’t find your favorite Asian eatery listed here, be sure to call the restaurant. Many in town will be open. Among them:

Beijing Bistro, 11309 E. Kellogg, 316-618-8999: Open 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Reservations accepted.

Buffet City, 601 N. West St., 316-945-8388: Open 11 a.m.-9 p.m.

China Star Super Buffet, 5825 W. Central, 316-942-9999: Open 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m.

Great Wall, many Wichita locations: Call your neighborhood Great Wall for hours. Most will be open for lunch and dinner.

Kirin Court, 511 S. West St., 316-945-5008: Open 11 a.m.-10 p.m.

Lee’s Chinese Restaurant, 6215 W. Kellogg, 316-942-8822: Open 11 a.m.-10 p.m.

No. 1 Kitchen, 1317 N. Maize Road, 316-722-9999: Open 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m.

Oh Yeah China Bistro, 3101 N. Rock Road, 316-425-7700: Open 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m.

Pho MC, 1675 S. Rock Road, 316-440-5859: Open 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m.

Promise Thai Cuisine, 313 S. Greenwich, 316-440-4555: Open 11 a.m.-9 p.m.

Saigon Restaurant (Vietnamese), 1103 N. Broadway, 316-262-8134: Open 9 a.m.-8:30 p.m.

Sakura (Japanese/sushi), 7820 E. Harry, 316-613-2828: Open 11 a.m.-9 p.m.

Shang Hai Restaurant, 3815 E. Harry, 316-681-8020: Open 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m.

Tom’s Lotus Garden, 822 S. Broadway, 316-263-8888: Open 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. and serving dim sum.

Yen Ching, 430 N. Rock Road, 316-686-9510: Open 11:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m.

Teppanyaki & Sushi Grill Buffet, 6710 W. Kellogg, 316-942-7777: Open 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m.


Denny’s, 5700 W. Kellogg, 4024 E. Harry and 8030 E. Kellogg: Open 24 hours.

IHOP, 515 S. Ridge Road Circle, 3505 N. Rock Road and 11855 E. Kellogg: Open 24 hours.


Bishops Family Dining, 4200 W. Kellogg, 316-943-0393: Buffet is $11.99 for adults, $11.49 for seniors, $4.99 for ages 3-10, free for ages 2 and under. Drink included. Served 10:30 a.m.-7 p.m.

Furr’s Family Dining, 1606 S. Georgetown, 316-618-9850: Buffet is $11.29 for adults, $10.79 for seniors, $4.69 for ages 8-12, $3.99 for ages 3-7, free for ages 2 and under. Drink included. Served 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m.

Golden Corral, 616 S. Ridge Road Circle and 11006 E. Kellogg: Buffet is $12.99 for adults, $12.49 for seniors, $7.39 for ages 11-12, $6.39 for ages 7-10, $5.39 for ages 4-6, free for ages 3 and under. Served 9 a.m.-8 p.m. at both locations. No reservations.

Hometown Buffet, 6820 W. Central, 316-942-4334: Buffet is $12.39 for adults, $11.89 for seniors, $5.99 for ages 8-11, $3.99 for ages 4-7, $1.99 for ages 2-3, free for age 1 and under. Served noon-6 p.m. Reservations accepted for large groups.


Hyatt Regency, 400 W. Waterman, 316-613-6222: Buffet served in the Eagle Ballroom with seatings every half-hour from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.; $25.95 for adults, $13 for ages 5-12, free for ages 4 and under. Reservations recommended.

The Kitchen Buffet, inside the Kansas Star Casino, 777 Kansas Star Drive, Mulvane, 316-719-5000: Buffet served 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Buffet is $9.99 at lunch and $11.99 at dinner. Open only to ages 21 and over.


Hill Bar & Grill, 4800 E. Douglas, 316-201-1190: Open 5 p.m.-2 a.m.

Hooters, 3151 N. Rock Road, 316-687-9464: Open 4-10 p.m.

Fox and Hound, 1421 Waterfront Parkway, 316-634-2123: Open 6 p.m.-2 a.m.

Starbucks, 8008 E. Central and 2241 N. Maize Road: Open 7 a.m.-5 p.m. They’re the only Starbucks locations in town that will be open.

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