Dining With Denise Neil

Owners of Malaysia Cafe are planning a second Wichita restaurant

Braeburn Square — the fast-growing retail complex on the Wichita State University campus that already has a Starbucks and is about to add a Fuzzy’s Taco Shop — will be getting another restaurant.

The owners of Malaysia Cafe, which operates at 7777 E. 21st St. in Wichita, plan to open a new Asian fusion restaurant called Journey East Asia Grill in 2,840 square feet on the south end of the complex, which is west of 21st and Oliver. The restaurant will be next to the Meritrust Credit Union.

Owners Fitzgerald Tsen, a WSU graduate, and Celine Koh say they hope to have the restaurant ready to open sometime this fall. They’re planning a menu that is a fusion of dishes native to several Asian countries.

Koh was one of the owners of Malaysia Cafe when it first opened in 1999.

The new restaurant will be open for lunch and dinner and will offer both dine-in and take-out options. The owners say they hope to serve beer and alcohol and may eventually add on-campus delivery.

The Starbucks in the complex opened in March 2017, and Fuzzy’s is set to open on Aug. 19.

Denise Neil has covered restaurants and entertainment since 1997. Her Dining with Denise Facebook page is the go-to place for diners to get information about local restaurants. She’s a regular judge at local food competitions and speaks to groups all over Wichita about dining.