Dining With Denise Neil

Side-by-side West Street restaurants giving old buildings new life

Tokyo Japanese Cuisine should open by the third week of July at 446 N. West St.
Tokyo Japanese Cuisine should open by the third week of July at 446 N. West St. The Wichita Eagle

Two new restaurants that sit side-by-side on West Street are giving new life to a couple of old buildings.

One is Tokyo Japanese Cuisine, which should be open by the third week of July. First-time restaurant owner Sam Zeng has completely gutted the former Hunan Restaurant & Club space at 446 N. West St. The interior is almost done and features a big sushi bar and glittering silver floors. Zeng says he will serve sushi and also hibachi meals that will be prepared in the kitchen. He’ll also have a full bar. Tokyo will serve both lunch and dinner daily.

Right next door, in the former Taco Tico building at 460 N. West St., Steven Chhang is opening Angkor Donuts and hopes to have it ready by late August or early September.

Chhang, who also owns a doughnut shop in Arkansas, named his Wichita store after a Cambodian temple. He gave the building a bright red paint job, and once open, he’ll serve doughnuts, cinnamon rolls, long johns, breakfast sandwiches and more. He’ll be open from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

Stay tuned for official opening dates for both restaurants. In the meantime, look for the busy side-by-side construction sites when you’re traveling on West Street.

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