Dining With Denise Neil

Wichita restaurants open on Christmas: 2016 edition

Saigon owner Han Bui will open his restaurant on Christmas Day.
Saigon owner Han Bui will open his restaurant on Christmas Day. File photo

Turkey and ham are one way you could go for Christmas dinner. But that requires so much work.

Here’s another option: Travel the empty streets of Wichita for dinner at one of several restaurants planning to open on Christmas Day.

The list is always a tad random and traditionally includes lots of Asian restaurants, hotel restaurants, some bars, a few Starbucks and Hooters.

Here is this year’s list of restaurants that will be open. Did I miss one that should be included? Let me know on my Facebook page, Dining with Denise.

Fine dining

Harvest Kitchen/Bar, inside the Hyatt Regency, 400 W. Waterman, 316-613-6300: Serving regular menu 6:30-10:30 a.m., 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 5:30-10:30 p.m. Reservations accepted. The hotel is also serving a brunch buffet. Details below.

Siena Tuscan Steakhouse, inside the Ambassador Hotel, 104 S. Broadway, 316-440-5300: Open for breakfast 6:30-10 a.m. serving the regular menu, and for dinner 3-8 p.m. serving a special menu of plated meals. Reservations accepted. The hotel is also serving a brunch buffet. Details below.

Woodfire Grille, Kansas Star Casino, 777 Kansas Star Drive, Mulvane, 316-719-5148: Open 4-8 p.m.

Asian food

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 noon-9 p.m. and serving specials including filet mignon. Reservations accepted.

Buffet City, 601 N. West St., 316-945-8388: Open 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m.

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

Dragon City, 3008 W. Central, 316-941-9966: Open 10:30 a.m.-10 p.m.

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

Jacky Chan Sushi, 7820 E. Harry, 316-239-6178: Serving a $29.99 sushi buffet including oysters and snow crab, 11 a.m.-9 p.m.

Kirin Court, 511 S. West St., 316-945-5008: Open 9 a.m.-9 p.m.

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

Mizu Sushi, 2140 W. 21st St., 316-260-9996: Open noon-9 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 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), 605 W. Douglas, 316-927-2898: Open noon-9 p.m.

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

Tokyo Japanese Cuisine, 446 N. West St., 316-636-7777: Open noon -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

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

Breakfast/diners

Denny’s, 5700 W. Kellogg, 316-942-9662; 4024 E. Harry, 316-683-8362; 8030 E. Kellogg, 316-682-1008: Open 24 hours.

Dunkin’ Donuts, 333 S. West St., 11310 E. 21st St.: Open 5 a.m.-1 p.m.

Hurts Donut, 7010 W. 21st St., 3750 N. Woodlawn: Open 24 hours.

IHOP, 11855 E. Kellogg, 316-652-7251; 515 S. Ridge Circle, 316-773-0077; 3505 N. Rock Road, 316-630-8401; 4870 S. Washington, 316-522-2118: Open 24 hours.

Buffets

Cafe Asia, 6546 E. Central, 316-685-8818: Serving an Asian buffet from 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. that’s $11.95, $5.95 for children 12 and under.

Hyatt Regency, 400 W. Waterman, 316-613-6222: Buffet served in the Eagle Ballroom with seatings 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; $32.95 for adults, $14 for ages 5-12, free for ages 4 and under. Reservations recommended.

Kitchen Buffet, inside Kansas Star Casino, 777 Kansas Star Drive, Mulvane, 316-719-5146: Offering a special Christmas brunch buffet 10 a.m.-3 p.m. that’s $19.95 and a dinner buffet 4-9 p.m. that’s $21.95.

Olive Tree Banquet Hall, 2949 N. Rock Road, 316-681-1100: Buffet is $24 for adults, $22 for seniors, $10 for ages 5-12, free for ages 4 and under. Served 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Reservations recommended.

Siena Tuscan Steakhouse, inside the Ambassador Hotel, 104 S. Broadway, 316-440-5300: Buffet served 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; $29.95 adults, $11.95 ages 5-11, free for ages 4 and under.

Wichita Marriott, 9100 Corporate Hills Drive, 316-651-0333: Buffet served 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; $31.95 for adults, $25.50 for ages 62 and older, $12.95 for ages 4-12, free for ages 3 and under. Reservations recommended.

Zaytun, 2020 N. Woodlawn, 316-613-2474: The Middle Eastern restaurant will offer a mostly Indian food buffet from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; $18.95 for adults, $15.95 for ages 65 and up, $9.95 for ages 5-9, free for ages 4 and under.

Bars/coffee

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

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

Oasis Lounge, 4121 W. Maple, 316-943-9260: Open 4 p.m.-2 a.m.

Starbucks, 8008 E. Central, 3000 N. Rock Road, 2441 N. Maize Road: Open 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. (These are only Starbucks locations in town that will be open.)

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