Happy birthday, Kanai

Wichita became a much tastier place on Jan. 15, 2010.

That’s the day Kanai, a fabulous sushi restaurant improbably located way out west at 119th and Maple, opened its doors.

The restaurant is celebrating the birthday all month with special cocktails and rolls, including a red snapper rolled in panko, deep fried and topped with spicy tuna. Customers who visit through January also can register to win one of three $50 gift cards, which will be given away on Feb. 1.

In other Kanai news: The restaurant usually is closed on Mondays but will open on Valentine’s Day from 5 to 10 p.m.