Restaurant News & Reviews

Three places to get Christmas sushi

We told you last week which restaurants are open and serving today (for a refresher, go to But we did not tell you who was serving Christmas sushi. Following are three places where you can start a delicious new Christmas tradition.

Sakura, 7820 E. Harry, 316- 613-2828: The Japanese restaurant is offering six different sushi dinner sets, ranging in price from $16.95 to $24.95. It's open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 5 to 10 p.m. today.

Kwan Court, 1443 N. Rock Road, 316-634-1828: The restaurant's Christmas buffet ($25.95, $9.95 for children 4-10, free for children 3 and under, served from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.) will include a variety of sushi, maki and cone rolls.

Sino, 13303 Maple, No. 105, 316-721-9888: Sino offers fast sushi in a carry-out atmosphere (though it has a few tables) and is open from noon to 8 p.m. today.


Larkspur at 904 E. Douglas and the Courtyard Marriott Wichita at Old Town offer a deal that is good Monday through Jan. 3, including New Year's Eve: dinner for two at the restaurant and a night at the hotel for $179. To make a reservation or for more information, call 316-264-5300.


Drive-thru Thai

Gindi Thai & Japanese Diner, the Asian eatery in the former Backyard Burger location at 7010 W 21st. St., has put the building's drive-through window to good use. Diners now can call and order food ahead and pick it up at the window, or they can pull up and place an order live. The window is open when the restaurant is — from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays; from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sundays.

Soft opening

Froz, the new frozen yogurt shop at 3242 N. Rock Road that was originally scheduled to open earlier this month, has just started its "soft opening," which means that it's quietly open while employees get a feel for the operation. A grand opening is scheduled for Jan. 16. In the meantime, the shop is serving frozen yogurt with fresh fruit and other toppings. It's open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays and from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. For more information, call 316-558-5797.