Asian

Kiku Japanese Steak House

5331 S.W. 22nd Place, Topeka

Kiku's has been the place for good Japanese dining -- with the meals prepared before your eyes on the hibachi -- for 20 years. Kiku's is fun to watch and great to eat! If you're in the mood for a different style of Japanese food, enjoy sushi prepared by the talented sushi chefs. Enjoy one roll as part of your hibachi meal or fill your stomach with sushi alone! (Updated 6.11.10)



Ling's Cafe

2022 N. Topeka Blvd., Topeka

Located in the North Commons shopping area on North Topeka Boulevard, Ling's Cafe specializes in Japanese and Chinese cuisine. Look for traditional Chinese dishes like chow mein, egg foo young and sweet and sour as well as Japanese favorites like teriyaki.

In 2012, Ling's expanded and renovated adding more seating, a Mongolian Grill and a Sushi Bar. In addition to an extensive menu, look for a lunch and dinner buffet.

Opened in March of 2011, Ling's is helping to fill the void of Asian restaurants in North Topeka and features dine-in as well as carry-out service. (1/13)



Monsoon Indian Grill

2040 S.W. Wanamaker, Topeka

This restaurant is one of the newest openings in 2014! There is a lunch buffet, along with brunch every Sunday. The buffet includes items that are not on the menu, which is a surprise to the owners and to the guests! Owner Madan Rattan said that all of the guests should be curious about trying new dishes.



New China Buffet Restaurant

201 S.W. 29th St., Topeka

New China Buffet opened in 1999, offering good food and service in a casual atmosphere. Its buffet has a variety of meal options, including salads, soup, chicken and traditional Chinese foods.



Noodles & Co.

2110 S.W. Wanamaker, Topeka

Taking over the former Boston Market location, Noodles & Co. prides itself on a variety of noodle dishes from all over the world. Ask about adding meat to your favorite dish! You can even order online and pick it up at the restaurant - no hassle!



Oriental Express

5954 SW 29th Street, Topeka

From the same owners as Jade Garden, Oriental Express offers a second Asian restaurant featuring different Asian cuisines designed to suit any palette. Enjoy your favorite Chinese, Japanese and Korean dishes in this fast-food restaurant just off Wanamaker. Be surprised by the delicious tastes. This restaurant also features a sushi bar with well-trained sushi chefs.



Panda Express

1920 S. Wanamaker Road, Suite 160, Topeka

Topeka's Panda Express opened in October 2012.

For a national chain, Panda Express delivers one-of-a-kind signature entrees such as Orange Chicken and zesty Beijing Beef.

Panda Express started in 1973 when Andrew Cherng and his father, Ming-Tsai, opened the fine dining restaurant Panda Inn in Pasadena, Calif. Andrew had a vision of offering delicious signature Chinese entrees to a wider audience and in 1983 opened the first Panda Express in Glendale, Calif. Today, Panda Express has grown to over 1,300 restaurants nationwide and continues to be family owned by Andrew and Peggy Cherng.

Look for tangy Orange Chicken as well as other traditional Chinese dishes like spicy Kung Pao Chicken and savory Broccoli Beef.



Saigon Restaurant

3200 S.W. 29th St., Topeka

Saigon Restaurant, where a Vietnamese chef cooks up fine dishes from Southeast Asia in a casual dining atmosphere, opened in 2007.



Sakura Restaurant

5632 S.W. 29th St., Topeka

Sakura offers a hibachi grill and a sushi bar for fine Japanese dining. Watch as the chefs prepare your food in front of you or enjoy a more private dinner in the sushi lounge. The sushi lounge also includes a room for Japanese-style dining including cushions instead of chairs and a table at chest level, providing a glimpse into Japanese custom only available at Sakura.



Tuptim Thai

220 SW 29th St., Topeka

Now open in their new location at 220 SW 29th St., Tuptim Thai is a hidden gem of fine dining in Topeka. Serving a full menu of Thai favorites, Tuptim Thai will leave you craving their wonderful mix of sweet, hot and salty flavors until your next visit. Afraid of spicy food? Tuptim Thai can make any dish flavored mild, medium, hot, Thai hot or even hotter for the less-sensitive patrons. Enjoy a creamy Thai tea or one of the signature cocktails and finish your meal with a sweet sticky rice dessert to make your dining experience truly exceptional.