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)

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.

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.

Silver Lake Chinese Restaurant

207 Railroad Ave., Silver Lake

The long-time Silver Lake Chinese Restaurant keeps customers waiting all week long until it throws open its doors at 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday nights. Within 10 minutes, all the tables are full, says owner Raymond Sun. “Very, very busy,” he said.

University Chinese Buffet

2222 SW Washburn, Topeka

Owner Caleb Lee already has two popular Chinese restaurants in Topeka, China Express and A Taste of Asia, but now he has expanded to central Topeka with University Chinese Buffet. Opened in May 2014, the buffet offers a variety of items with no MSG-additives. They deliver up to 5 miles away, so college students will be in luck!